As our frosting-brimmed bellies and champagne-fueled hangovers continue to settle in and cast a dark spell over the workweek, Afrojack and Jay Karama are here to re-enliven the glitz and glam of New Years Eve with their larger-than-life collaboration “Diamonds.” Out now on Afrojack’s own Wall Recordings imprint, the gargantuan trap tune, which EARMILK has the distinct pleasure of premiering, is an emphatic reminder that the Dutch dynamo is still one of the leading sound designers in the game.
“Diamonds” also represents a major breakthrough for (Jay) Karama, whose own impressive sonic artistry is in full-fledged ‘attack mode’ throughout the track’s entirety. Utilizing vicious metallic wobbles and screeching synths reminiscent of his electro house bomb “Keep Calm,” the surging Aussie was ecstatic at the opportunity to work with one of his biggest electronic inspirations:
“Working with Afrojack was a surreal experience. I was collaborating with the very person that inspired me to start producing music years ago! Our styles had combined so seamlessly and upon completion in (The Netherlands) we couldn’t stop listening back to it! It was fucking dope.”
What a way to ring in the new year!