Apster and Afrojack’s monkier, NLW, has finally released a track that many fans have been waiting four years to hear in official form. One of the longest, if not the longest, wait for a track from Afrojack’s label, Wall Recordings, the frequent collaborators progressive sound brings back fond memories for many of us.
With a portfolio that see’s Apster share track title’s with Afrojack regularly, the Dutchman has had releases on the likes of Spinnin’ Records and Dim Mak. Also remixing top tier acts such as the Bingo Players, Hardwell and Laidback Luke in his career to date, he has been consistently prominent within the Dutch scene for a number of years now. Expanding to a wider international audience in recent times, Apster can certainly lay claim to an illustrious career.
Formally known as Nick Va de Wall, Afrojack’s alias NLW came at a time his ambient sound was becoming globally demanded. The alias allowing him to explore other sounds and allow other artists to shine in the spotlight. Continually pushing collaborative boundaries, such as his latest one with Ty Dolla $ign, NLW for Afrojack acts as a whole is tactical masterstroke.
Releasing on Apster’s latest EP ‘Lost & Found’, “Back Then” is suitably named given how long we’ve waited for the infectious chords. Reminiscent of the progressive sound from the start of the decade, the claps and piano merge smoothly, the surging melody and pulsating bassline is something that we are already having on replay.
Check out the track below: