Area21

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Area21
Genres
Occupation(s) Musicians
Years active 2016–present
Labels Stmpd Rcrds
Members

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]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lucas (19 May 2016). "Martin Garrix's New Release Misses The Mark Thanks To Terrible Vocals [LISTEN HERE]". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  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"". EDM.com. 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". EDM.com. 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.