DJAfrojack and SAYMYNAME release their latest collaboration, a remix of Mercer’s “Encore” on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom Label.
Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint is all about advancing the very best in dance music. The label’s latest release more than lives up to the high requirements the fans have more so came to expect. As two dance floor dominating artists, DJAfrojack and SAYMYNAME have now teamed up for a colossal remix of MERCER’s “Encore” with high energy, catchy crisp riffs and heavy bass drops with a big-room feel. This track will definitely keep the listener moving and wanting more.
An artist for the ages, Afrojack is a Grammy Award-winning music artist, producer and DJ, known for his versatile productions and as a music artist who is able to move effortlessly across genres from electronic music to hip-hop and pop. Afrojack has been evolving his sound tremendously in the past year from collaborating with hip-hop artists, as well as for his work producing tracks for other artists as much as he is known for his own music. Just some of the tracks he has helped produce include Beyonce’s Run The World (Girls), Madonna’s Revolver with David Guetta and Ne-Yo and Pitbull’s Give Me Everything.
Afrojack’s artist development company Wall Recordings, is where he has developed a number of successful artists. In 2016, he helped land a huge success with the track “Hey” which went 3x platinum in Europe by his artist Fais. The song has now had over 200 million streams and with the music video receiving over 132 million views, has led to Fais and Afrojack performing at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards. In the past, Afrojack also developed at Wall Recordings, DJ’s Quintino and R3hab who are now very successful top 100 DJ’s in the world.
Afrojack has celebrated his birthday and 10th anniversary in the music industry with his biggest event yet at Rotterdam. The “No Place Like Home!’” event which was hosted on September 9 with huge special guest performances by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and another surprise headlining DJ. He has performed to over 50,000 people on the main stage of Kinetic Field as a headliner on the opening night of EDC Las Vegas in June 2017, where he brought out special guests hip-hop heavyweights Rae Sremmurd. With his evolving, he has also collaborated with hip-hop artists such as Ty Dolla $ign for “Gone”, and Luis Fonsi for “Wave Your Flag.
A bit of excitement is coming near you as this November & December; he will embark on a US Tour. Dates are being finalized, so make sure to keep a sharp eye out for this outstanding artist.
Dayvid Lundie-Sherman, also known as Saymyname, is the godfather of #hardtrap, the title is not arbitrarily applied. In 2012, this artist shot up to success with a trapped-out remix of Hardstyle superstar Showtek’s “F.T.S.” Saymyname credits this track as the impetus for the hard-trap genre.
Saymyname, raised in a musical family, whereby the age of 5, his father a DJ himself, cultivated in Dayvid a passion for music. At 12, he picked up DJing as a hobby while pushing into his high school years was punctuated by his interest in music, sports, and the arts. Not only an accomplished DJ, but David is an accomplished Graffiti and street artist as well. He took two years of advanced music theory courses, which set him on the path to professional music production. First experimenting with Apple’s Garage Band, but soon graduating to more advanced production tools like Acid, Reason, Sylenth and Abelton, he was accepted to Chapman University in Orange County, California, the prestigious IVY league of the West Coast. While there he kept himself as focused on music as he did on his academics. In 2013, his diligent work ethic and production mastery helped win him the coveted Insomniac Discovery Project contest. With this win under his belt, it landed him squarely in front of thousands of fans at EDC Las Vegas, where his performance was one of the best.
Now, years later, with top headliner and main stage billings across the globe and with mega-hits like his collaboration with Mercer, “Wanted”, and his remixes of Dj Snake’s “Propaganda” and Mercer’s “Encore”, Saymyname finds himself at the center of set-lists by Dance music’s elite. This includes Tiesto, Afrojack, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Madeon, Dimitri Vegas Like Mike, Jauz, W&W, DYRO, Borgeous, Showtek, NGHTMRE, and Diplo.
Within only a few years of breaking out and being a genre pioneer, this 6’5 towering artist is just getting started to being at the peak of his career. Saymyname is the undisputed champion and originator of hard-trap and expects major things to come from this master.
There is no doubt these two artists have made a huge splash in the world of music and production; we cannot wait to see what they will come up with next.