Released recently on his own label Wall Records, Afrojack’s newest single Doing It Right does precisely as the name entails. Last time we heard from Afrojack, he talked to us about the new wave of EDM in America and about his rigorous touring schedule. He also played not one, but two days at UMF this year, rocking both the main stage and the Carl Cox & Friends stage. This time around, his newest single is packing a serious punch.
If you’re a fan of Afrojack, then you’re no doubt familiar with his use of the “Dutch trumpet” and random vocal samples inserted in between beats. Although that sound is what’s big right now in the club scene, it can get kind of played out. Fortunately, Doing It Right switches gears without straying too far from Afrojack’s successful formula. What’s the same? Well, for one, the drum pattern sounds very similar to his other productions, and the bendy pattern of the synth can still be heard as the main melody of the song. What sounds different is the kind of synth he’s employed. It sounds Avicii-esque, and reminds me of songs like Bromance. The trumpets also sound darker; you can tell he’s tweaking them to try to keep things fresh. I also like the short breaks the track takes in the form of light keyboard melodies. What do you think? Does this new single actually do it right? Share your thoughts below in the comment section!