The Dutch DJ, aka Nick van de Wall, confirmed in an interview with Billboard that the split occurred on September 1 due to “ethical and moral disagreements.” However, van de Wall did not comment any further on the matter.
In regards to the Afrojack name continuing to be used on the Montana ECI website, the DJ stated “I have no idea why they still use my name on the website. I’m not supposed to say that, but, there you go. You can see for yourself.”
To which Langra replied:
“I can confirm that Nick wants to part ways with Montana ECI BV. Nick and I have had a very pleasant and extremely successful relationship for the last six years. Since we have several agreements in place that were closed with an eye to continuing this relationship for many more years, actually arranging this departure is complex. Our lawyers are working on a solution. I do not want to harm this process, so all I am willing to say is that I categorically deny that we had any moral or ethical disagreements. We have a business dispute. As Nick states himself in his interview with you, he wants to leave Montana ECI to try and do his own management and has started a firm which is involved in the same business as Montana ECI. I wish him all the best with his efforts. He is an amazing talent and a true visionary and I am certain he will be very successful. I am confident we will find a way to separate as friends”
Van de Wall plans to continue the management of Afrojack with a new team. He hopes to create a new platform based on young artist development.
“I already set up my own back office, so there’s a group of great people around me that are helping out with social media, financial and legal stuff,” he claimed. “I’m really focused right now to create what I feel is necessary from a company standing by an artist and artist needs.”
The DJ hopes to share the story of his success with other artists. He also hopes to support their work by giving them chances to play festivals and gigs he is involved in.
Afrojack said, “I know from my own experience how difficult it is to get in there and no one wants to share. Everyone’s always scared about their own careers and worried about, ‘am I gonna make my millions next year?’ I’m not worried about that shit. I just want to make it as fun as possible and give people the life that I’ve been given.”