Martin Garrix

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Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix 2013.jpg
Garrix at Midsummer White 2013
Background information
Birth name Martijn Gerard Garritsen
Born (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 18)
Amstelveen, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Producer
  • musician
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • guitar
  • FL Studio
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website martingarrix.com

Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ/producer signed to Spinnin' Records.[1] He is best known for the track "Animals", which was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries; the song has also peaked at number 1 in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and number 3 in Ireland. His single "Wizard", produced with Jay Hardway, was also successful in numerous countries in 2014. Debuting at #40 of DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs, he is currently ranked #4.

Music career[edit]

Garrix's passion for music started at the age of 4 through learning to play guitar. By the age of 8 (in 2004) he had expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing DJ Tiesto and DJ Jayvee playing at the Olympic games in Athens. Garritsen took particular inspiration from the track "Traffic", prompting him to download specialist software and enabling him to start composing. Garritsen recently finished the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Dim Beshitie Utrecht.

2012: Early career[edit]

Garritsen had his beginnings with the song "BFAM", a co-release with Julian Jordan.[2] In 2012, he won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award.[3] Also in 2012, his remix of "Your Body"[4] was released on Christina Aguilera's deluxe version of her album Lotus. The song is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha. His track "Just Some Loops", a collaboration with TV Noise appeared on the compilation album Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2.

2013–present: breakthrough and "Animals"[edit]

In 2013, he co-released "Torrent" with Sidney Samson on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label.[2] Garrix gained considerable fame through his own solo release "Animals"[5] released on 16 June 2013 on Dutch record label Spinnin Records, becoming a hit in a great number of charts in Europe, and quickly became the youngest person ever to reach the No. 1 spot on Beatport.[6][7] The track also appears on Hardwell's album Hardwell presents 'Revealed Volume 4'. On 30 September 2013, Garrix released a remix of "Project T" by Sander Van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike which quickly hit No. 1 on the Beatport charts.[8] Garrix appeared on DJ mag's top 100 DJs list 2013 as a new entry at number 40.[9] In November 2013, Garrix signed a deal with Scooter Braun's Scooter Braun Projects (later School Boy Records).[10]

In December 2013 he released "Wizard" with Jay Hardway, the song has peaked to number 6 in Belgium and number 17 in the Netherlands. Martin Garrix's collaboration with Firebeatz, "Helicopter", placed No. 1 on the Beatport Top 100 charts for 2 weeks. He later performed at Ultra Music Festival 2014, where he debuted several new and unreleased tracks, including collaborations with Dillon Francis, Hardwell and Afrojack. In 2014 he also released Proxy, available as a free download on Soundcloud to his fans as a gift for a great last year (2013). In 2014, Garrix released a song with MOTi with the title "Virus (How About Now)" which was later in the year as well as his collaboration with Afrojack releasing "Turn up the Speakers" which Afrojack and Garrix both Premiered at Ultra Music Festival.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Gold Skies EP

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[11]
AUT
[12]
BEL
(Vl)

[13]
BEL
(Wa)

[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
"Animals" 2013 3 6 1 1 2 4 10 4 2 1 21 Gold Skies EP
"Wizard"
(with Jay Hardway)
16 34 6 8 31 30 21 29 7
  • IFPI SWE: Gold[30]
"Helicopter"
(with Firebeatz)
2014 59 33 42 98 Non-album single
"Tremor"
(with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
44 55 3 26 116 30 Gold Skies EP
"Gold Skies"
(with Sander van Doorn and DVBBS featuring Aleesia)
94 59 57 183 49
"Proxy" 89
"Turn Up the Speakers"
(with Afrojack)
50 57 44 65 Non-album singles
"Virus (How About Now)"
(with MOTi)
26 34 62 50
"Set Me Free"
(with Dillon Francis)
140 Money Sucks, Friends Rule
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

List of releases[edit]

2012
  • "Keygen" [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Registration Code" (with Jay Hardway) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "BFAM" (with Julian Jordan) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "ITSA" (with Sleazy Stereo)
2013
  • "Torrent" (with Sidney Samson) [Musical Freedom Records]
  • "Just Some Loops" (with TV Noise) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Error 404" (with Jay Hardway) [DOORN Records]
  • "Animals" [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Wizard" (with Jay Hardway) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Helicopter" (with Firebeatz) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Proxy" [Spinnin' Records] [Free Download]
  • "Tremor" (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Gold Skies" (with Sander van Doorn, DVBBS ft. Alessia) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Turn Up The Speakers" (with Afrojack) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Virus (How About Now)" (with MOTi) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Set Me Free" (with Dillon Francis) [Columbia Records]
2015
  • "How We Rave" (with Julian Jordan) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Oussama" (with Julian Jordan) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Music Box" (with Hardwell) [Revealed Recordings]
  • "Dragon" (with Matisse & Sadko) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Rewind Repeat It" (with Ed Sheeran) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Once Again" (with Headhunterz) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Alhambra" (with Thomas Newson) [Spinnin' Records]
  • "Voices" (with Tiësto) [Spinnin Records]
  • "Forbidden Voices" [TBA/TBT]
  • "Cyclone" (with Danny Avila) [Musical Freedom]
  • "Blackout" (with Deorro)

Remixes[edit]

2011
  • Sleazy Stereo – "La Bomba" (Martin Garrix & Funk D Bootleg)
  • Rick Ross – "Hustlin'" (Martin Garrix & Novaro Deux Bootleg)
2012
  • Christina Aguilera – "Your Body" (Martin Garrix Remix)
  • Roy Gates – "Midnight Sun 2.0" (Martin Garrix Remix)
2013
2014
  • Bassjackers – "Crackin" (Martin Garrix Edit)
  • DubVision – Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Carter. "Interview – Martin Garrix, the youngest ever Beatport No. 1 spot-holder, speaks about the journey so far". Beatport.com. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kerri Mason (20 May 2013). "Martin Garrix is an 'Animal': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ DJGuide: Martin Garrix wint eerste award (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Zita.be: Nederlandse tiener maakt tophit Tomorrowland (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Stoney, Roads. "Martin Garrix Makes History with "Animals"". Your EDM. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  6. ^ 3FM: De Mega Top 50 – Nederlander Martin Garrix scoort internationaal (in Dutch)
  7. ^ DutchCharts.com Martin Garrix – Single "Animals" page
  8. ^ "Project T (Martin Garrix Remix) [Spinnin Records". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  9. ^ "MARTIN GARRIX". 
  10. ^ McCarthy, Zel (18 November 2013). "Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns a UK No. 1: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Discografie Martin Garrix". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Discographie Martin Garrix". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Discografie Martin Garrix". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Discographie Martin Garrix". ultratop.be (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Discographie Martin Garrix". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Martin Garrix (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Martin Garrix" (select "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Martin Garrix – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2013". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Martin Garrix" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Martin Garrix" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "Martin Garrix – Animals" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Martin Garrix – Animals". Music Canada. 
  28. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Garrix, Martin". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – 24 February 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  30. ^ "Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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