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Afrojack Kicks Off EDC Week at Boys & Girls Clubs

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Dutch music producer and DJ Nick van de Wall aka Afrojack kicked off Electric Daisy Carnival Week in Las Vegas by visiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for the youth member’s DJ class on  June 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com)

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

The James Clubhouse in North Las Vegas holds a weekly DJ class in order to teach the members valuable lessons from musical theory, computer technology and principles of business. He was a special surprise to the 20 kids who were working away when the nearly 7’ tall Grammy Award-winning producer walked in. He spent almost an hour telling the members how he got his start in music to explaining his own humble background. He provided messages of encouragement by explaining that no one is at a disadvantage if they work hard, and there is only one life to live so make the most of it.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

The teens were squirming with excitement to fire questions at him and lined up for autographs. A great sport, Afrojack even posed for “selfie” photos on the kids phones, signed their phone cases and left one special autographed vinyl record behind for the group. They also asked if he could sing at which point he attempted to serenade them with “Give Me Everything (Tonight),” a fitting tune as it was the song he produced with Ne-Yo, a BGCLV alumni. Only getting a few lyrics in before the entire group burst into laughter, he quickly went back to talking about producing and making music, rather than singing.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Following his weekend sets at XS Nightclub, Afrojack decided to stay in town for the entire week leading up to his performance at Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend, making time for the special visit in his schedule. Afrojack will also be speaking on the artist panel at EDMbiz, the business conference in conjunction with EDC Week, before he plays for a crowd of 115,000 revelers at the annual EDC at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will close the weekend on Monday with a special back-to-back set at XS with Diplo.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 20,000 youth ages 5 –18 in seven facilities throughout the Valley.  With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great”, the Clubs’ professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.  For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702.367.2582 or visit www.bgclv.org.  Follow Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgclv or become a fan on Facebook.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.

Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas' James Clubhouse for youth member's DJ class
Afrojack visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ James Clubhouse for youth member’s DJ class

Photo: © Erik Kabik / RETNA / www.ErikKabik.com.