Producers and DJs Bobby Burns & Afrojack played instrumental roles in developing the famed Dutch House sound, bringing it from local dance scenes to the international main-stage. ‘Ghettoblaster‘, released well before online music streaming was a thing, embodied that energetic and synth-heavy feel the electronic dance circuit became so accustomed to. The movement was arguably pivotal in offering a platform for young artists to seriously rise and commercialize festival house music- super saws and such. Set to headline the upcoming TomorrowLand Winter festival, Wall Recordings label head Afrojack has managed to uphold a reputation unparalleled to many of his colleagues. Still, he maintains some incredibly strong and long-lasting relationships with them, one of them being Bobby Burns, whom together have collaborated both before and after the formation of the esteemed ‘Wall’ label.
Nothing short of a dance-floor stomper, Ghettoblaster neatly straddles between dutch and deep house elements. Surely a track that embodied the sounds of its age, it continues to remain an exemplary token of the Dirty Dutch scene at its prime. Granted, the movement has been at a clear downfall from the commercial eye in the past few years, however its important to recognize the roots that sprouted the successes of artists like Afrojack, who even today takes the opportunity to revisit his throned domain.
Relive the energy here: