Unveiling the Enigmatic DJ's Journey and Music Mastery
The Early Days
Born as Martijn Garritsen on May 14, 1996, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Martin Garrix embarked on a musical journey at a tender age. He demonstrated a deep-rooted passion for music, initially experimenting with the piano and later delving into electronic music production. This early fascination laid the foundation for his remarkable career in the electronic music industry.
Fraom Herman Brood Academy to Global Stardom
Martin Garrix's educational journey led him to the "Herman Brood Academy," where he honed his music production skills. It was during this time that he not only earned his degree but also earned the titles of Dutch DJ and house music producer.
The Birth of "Martin Garrix"
In 2012, the world was introduced to the alias that would become synonymous with musical excellence – "Martin Garrix." This transformation marked a pivotal moment in his career, where he solidified his unique identity in the music world.
Charting the Career of a Dance Music Prodigy
Martin Garrix's meteoric rise began with his early career in the electronic dance music scene. He made waves by winning the Nightlife Award and the prestigious SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award in 2012.
His remix of "Your Body," inspired by Christina Aguilera's hit "Lotus," caught the attention of music enthusiasts and even earned a spot in the deluxe version of Aguilera's album "Lotus." Martin's track "Just Some Loops" found its way into Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2, further solidifying his place in the industry.
"Animals" and Global Domination
The turning point in Martin Garrix's career was the release of his groundbreaking track "Animals" in 2013. This electrifying single catapulted the then-seventeen-year-old into stardom. In November of the same year, he made history by becoming the youngest DJ to top the UK singles chart. He outshone renowned artists such as Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Eminem, Rihanna, and Little Mix, securing a spot in the music industry's top tier.
"Animals" also dominated international music charts, ascending to the top ten in numerous countries and earning the adoration of music lovers worldwide. It inspired a wave of producers to replicate its sound, a testament to its influence in the electronic music realm. As of October 2014, "Animals" had amassed over 288 million views on YouTube.
Martin Garrix's extraordinary success made him one of the highest-paid and most sought-after DJs globally. His performances at prestigious music festivals have further solidified his status as a leading figure in the dance music community.
The Sensational "Second Sky Music Festival"
In 2019, Martin Garrix unveiled the "Second Sky Music Festival," a two-day extravaganza featuring a diverse lineup of electronic and indie artists. The festival serves as a platform for him to share his musical inspirations and connect with devoted fans.
Championing Mental Health
In addition to his musical endeavors, Martin Garrix has been remarkably candid about his personal struggles with mental health, sharing his experiences with anxiety and depression. His openness has resonated with fans and highlighted the importance of addressing mental health in the music industry.
Martin Garrix and Record Birthday: A Night to Remember
On September 20, 2014, Radio Record celebrated its 19th birthday in grand style. The highlight of this eight-hour extravaganza was the world-renowned DJ Martin Garrix, who headlined the show.
As a tradition, Radio Record selects the most popular electronic artist in the world as the main guest for Record Birthday. In 2014, the honor went to the then eighteen-year-old Martin Garrix, who had recently risen to stardom. In the previous two years, this prestigious role had been held by Tiesto and Armin van Buuren.
This event marked Martin Garrix's first visit to Moscow, having previously been in St. Petersburg. The stars whose music graced the airwaves of the first dance radio station also joined in celebrating Radio Record's birthday.
The climax of this grand event was the magical "Record Show Moment," featuring live effects and a simultaneous appearance on stage of all the artists at Moscow's Stadium Live club.
Starting in the early fall, radio stations played excerpts from the official video for the track "Virus," co-authored by Martin and #Moti. Fans eagerly anticipated the release of the full version of this new hit.
In 2014, Martin Garrix claimed the 4th spot in the Top 100 DJs ranking by DJ Mag, a remarkable rise of 36 positions compared to the previous year.
Martin Garrix's Musical Portfolio
- 2014: Gold Skies EP
- Gold Skies
- Animals (Censored)
- Animals (Uncensored)
- Wizard (Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway)
- Ultra Music Festival
- SLAM!Koningsdag (Martin Garrix)
- Virus (How About Now)
- Wizard (Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway)
- Gold Skies (Sander VAN DOORN & ALEESIA & Martin Garrix & DVBBS)
Martin Garrix's electrifying presence and impressive discography have made him a prominent figure in the electronic music world, ensuring that his music continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.