Afrojack & Laidback Luke Team Up For
‘Move to the Sound’
Laidback Luke and Afrojack have a history together. In 2008, Afrojack remixed “Generation Noise” a song Luke made with Roman Salzger featuring Boogshe. The next year, Afrojack also put his own spin on the Luke/Steve Angello version of Robin S’ house classic “Show Me Love.”
It turns out that the two artists go back even further: Luke helped jumpstart Afrojack’s interest in electronic music by putting him on the guest list for his first ever club show when he was a teen. Luke subsequently introduced Afrojack to David Guetta; those two worked together last year on “Hey Mama,” a hit with Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha.
Tomorrow, Luke and Afrojack will release a track they made together. “Move To The Sound,” premiering today exclusively on Billboard Dance, belongs to the group of instructional dance records that command motion with words as well as rhythm. The vocals come courtesy of Hawkboy. A playful riff keeps reappearing throughout the track, whirring like a piece of machinery in the process of overheating.
“I felt this collaboration was a gift from Nick to me as he initiated it and [it] went super smoothly,” Luke explains. “It was a very nice experience and good to touch back on an underground sound that did so well for us throughout these years.” Afrojack added enthusiastically, “It’s great to be working together with one of my own early mentors and good friends!”