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Review: Afrojack inspires fans to ‘Press Play’ on new electronic EP (Includes first-hand account)

Press Play opens with the mid-tempo, spitfire tune “Bringin It Back” and it is followed by “Let It Rip,” which has a strong drop to it, and the synth-driven “Step Back.”

“Own Game” is made to be a club banger anthem, and just like the title hints “Another Level” is quite superb. Nicky Romero has done a brilliant job on the remix for “One More Day,” which is worthy of the repeat button. The track “Time” is a neat, catchy segue for the second half of the musical effort.

“2012” is a tune that can get any dance party started, and it is followed by “Bassride” and the unapologetic and bold “My City.” “Flawless Victory” is sassy and edgy, and it closes with “Pop That.”

Afrojack’s Press Play EP is available on Spotify and on iTunes.

The Verdict

Overall, the new Afrojack Press Play collection is quite eclectic and well-crafted. There are upbeat and progressive tunes that are made for nightclubs and large festivals, as well as more melodic compositions, the latter of which are sheer bliss. In this EP, it is extremely hard for one to pick a favorite track since they are all distinct and impressive.

Afrojack epitomizes the best that contemporary house music has to offer, and the attention that he puts to the simplest musical details is quite remarkable, as he makes everything work well. This EP is recommended for all fans of house and electronic music. It garners an A rating.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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