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Occupation(s) Musicians
Years active 2016–present
Labels Stmpd Rcrds

Area21 (stylized as AREA21) is an electronic dance music duo consisting of Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and American musician Maejor.[1][2][3][4]

It gained popularity after Martin Garrix debuted their song "Spaceships" in his set during Ultra Music Festival 2016 in which Garrix had headlined.[1][5][6] The duo is signed to Garrix's record label Stmpd Rcrds.[7] Their identities were previously unknown despite speculations about Garrix being a part of it alongside one or more vocalists.[8][1] Throughout media and journalism, AREA21 has been described as "Martin Garrix's new side project".[9][10] Their logo consists of two aliens being inside a spaceship.[2][11] Asher Roth was speculated to be the unknown member of the group,[2] however it was revealed to be Maejor. Their song "Spaceships" peaked on the Spotify Viral 50 chart at third.[12] After one year, they released their third single "We Did It" on 23 June 2017.[13][14][15][16]

On 1 December 2017, they released their fourth single "Glad You Came",[17] which originally debuted during Martin Garrix's Ultra Music 2017 set.

On 9 February 2018, Area21 released their fifth single titled "Happy" on Stmpd Rcrds.[18] In a review by Dancing Astronaut's Farrel Sweeney, the track is said to "emit a happy vibe via its simplicity and upbeat nature, as the title conveys."[19]



Title Year Album
"Spaceships" 2016 Non-album singles
"We Did It" 2017
"Glad You Came"
"Happy" 2018


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  2. ^ a b c Kusnierek, Timmy (31 March 2016). "Mystery Artist Releases Martin Garrix Ultra ID & Nobody Knows What To Think". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Who is the 2nd Half of Martin Garrix's AREA21 Side Project? We Finally Know!". YourEDM. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. ^ Asher, Ranjiv (22 March 2017). "Revealed: The mystery collaborator on Martin Garrix's side project 'Area 21' | T.H.E - Music Essentials". Music Essentials. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Is AREA21 Martin Garrix's Side Project?". We Got This Covered. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  6. ^ Meadow, Matthew (18 May 2016). "Martin Garrix Suddenly Reveals His Next Release Under Mysterious Side Project". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  7. ^ "5 Things You Didn't Know About Martin Garrix's Stmpd Rcrds Label". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Martin Garrix Side Project Area 21 Releases Second Single "Girls"". 20 May 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Martin Garrix's New AREA21 Release Is Here". We Got This Covered. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  10. ^ Julian (3 April 2016). "Is AREA21 Martin Garrix's New Side Project? - EDMTunes". EDMTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Martin Garrix Has a New Side Project With Mystery Collaborator". 2 April 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Spotify Viral 50". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Martin Garrix Side-Project Area21 Releases 'We Did It': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  14. ^ Stevo (22 June 2017). "Martin Garrix & Maejor Release AREA21's 'We Did It'". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  15. ^ Meadow, Matthew (23 June 2017). "Martin Garrix Finally Releases One Of His Most Highly Anticipated Singles". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  16. ^ "AREA21 releases 'We Did It'". Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  17. ^ Erik Mahal, "Martin Garrix And Maejor Reunite As Area21 For 'Glad You Came'", EDMSauce, 30 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  18. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-02-09). "Martin Garrix's AREA21 Spreads Positivity on Feel-Good Jam 'Happy': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  19. ^ Sweeney, Farrel (2018-02-09). "AREA21 is back with new single 'Happy' and accompanying music video [Watch]". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2018-02-10.