Area21

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Area21
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands[1]
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Years active2016–present
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Area21 (stylized as AREA21) is a Dutch-American electronic dance music duo consisting of Martin Garrix and Maejor.[2][3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Area21 gained popularity after Garrix debuted their song "Spaceships" in his set during Ultra Music Festival 2016 in which Garrix had headlined.[2][6][7] The duo is signed to Garrix's record label Stmpd Rcrds.[8] Their identities were previously unknown despite speculations about Garrix being a part of it alongside one or more vocalists.[9][2] Throughout media and journalism, Area21 has been described as "Martin Garrix's new side project".[10][11] Their logo consists of two aliens being inside a spaceship.[3][12] Asher Roth was initially speculated to be the unknown member of the group,[3] however it was later revealed to be Maejor. Their song "Spaceships" peaked on the Spotify Viral 50 chart at number 3.[13] After one year, they released their third single "We Did It" on 23 June 2017.[14][15][16][17]

On 1 December 2017, they released their fourth single "Glad You Came",[18] which originally debuted during Garrix's Ultra Music 2017 set.

On 9 February 2018, Area21 released their fifth single titled "Happy" on Stmpd Rcrds.[19] 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".[20]

In April 2018, Garrix teased an unreleased single titled "Help" on Instagram,[21][22] and it was released on 3 March 2019. Its music video was released on 7 March 2019.[23]

On 24 October 2020, Garrix confirmed during an interview on TikTok that they will release an album in the spring of 2021. On 9 April 2021, Area21 released the single "La La La", off their forthcoming full-length album. The song's music video introduced the animated characters, which are aliens named M and M.[24][25]

On 21 May 2021, they released the single "Pogo". After "Pogo" came "Mona Lisa" with the two aliens 'M & M' relocating to Paris. The track has had over 2.2 million streams on Spotify. Next up for the duo came "Lovin' Every Minute Of It", a track Garrix had first played live in 2018 with fans speculating it to be a release with Justin Bieber; however this was not the case and fans had to wait 3 years for the official release which was Area21. On 17 September, Area21 released their 11th single called "Followers" and announced during their first in-person appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival that their debut album will be released on 12 November 2021. On 15 October 2021 they release the single "Own The Night" and the forthcoming album will be titled "Greatest Hits Vol. 1".[26]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"Spaceships" 2016 Non-album singles
"Girls"
"We Did It" 2017
"Glad You Came"
"Happy" 2018
"Help"[27] 2019
"La La La"[28] 2021 Greatest Hits Vol. 1
"Pogo"[29]
"Mona Lisa"[30]
"Lovin' Every Minute"[31]
"Followers"[32]
"Own The Night"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area21 biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Who is the 2nd Half of Martin Garrix's AREA21 Side Project? We Finally Know!". YourEDM. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  5. ^ Asher, Ranjiv (22 March 2017). "Revealed: The mystery collaborator on Martin Garrix's side project 'Area 21' | T.H.E - Music Essentials". Music Essentials. Archived from the original on 9 October 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Is AREA21 Martin Garrix's Side Project?". We Got This Covered. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  7. ^ Meadow, Matthew (18 May 2016). "Martin Garrix Suddenly Reveals His Next Release Under Mysterious Side Project". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  8. ^ "5 Things You Didn't Know About Martin Garrix's Stmpd Rcrds Label". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Martin Garrix Side Project Area 21 Releases Second Single "Girls"". EDM.com. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Martin Garrix's New AREA21 Release Is Here". We Got This Covered. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  11. ^ Julian (3 April 2016). "Is AREA21 Martin Garrix's New Side Project? - EDMTunes". EDMTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Martin Garrix Has a New Side Project With Mystery Collaborator". EDM.com. 2 April 2016. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Spotify Viral 50". Billboard. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Martin Garrix Side-Project Area21 Releases 'We Did It': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  15. ^ Stevo (22 June 2017). "Martin Garrix & Maejor Release AREA21's 'We Did It'". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  16. ^ Meadow, Matthew (23 June 2017). "Martin Garrix Finally Releases One Of His Most Highly Anticipated Singles". Your EDM. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  17. ^ "AREA21 releases 'We Did It'". Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  18. ^ Erik Mahal, "Martin Garrix And Maejor Reunite As Area21 For 'Glad You Came'", EDMSauce, 30 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  19. ^ Bein, Kat (9 February 2018). "Martin Garrix's AREA21 Spreads Positivity on Feel-Good Jam 'Happy': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  20. ^ Sweeney, Farrel (9 February 2018). "AREA21 is back with new single 'Happy' and accompanying music video [Watch]". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Martin Garrix dons AREA21 alter-ego for new track 'Help'". We Rave You. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2019.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Martin Garrix teases new Area21 track: Listen". DJMag.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  23. ^ "AREA21 - HELP (Official Video)". YouTube. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  24. ^ Tryon, Oliver (9 April 2021). "AREA21 Are Back With First Album Single 'La La La'". Cultr. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  25. ^ Goldenberg, Ross (9 April 2021). "Martin Garrix, Maejor launch AREA21 back into space to introduce their LP with 'La La La'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  26. ^ Tryon, Oliver (21 May 2021). "AREA21 Deliver Next Album Single With 'Pogo'". Cultr. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  27. ^ Meadow, Matthew (8 March 2019). "Martin Garrix drops first new Area21 song in a year, 'Help'". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  28. ^ Stone, Katie (9 April 2021). "AREA21 returns with angsty new single 'La La La': Watch the music video". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  29. ^ Gelevski, Alex (22 May 2021). "AREA21 continue their journey on planet earth with 'Pogo'". Rave Jungle. Archived from the original on 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  30. ^ Goldenberg, Ross (18 June 2021). "AREA21 paint their own 'Mona Lisa' on album's third animating extension". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 18 June 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  31. ^ Sani, Niko (27 August 2021). "AREA21 preach positivity on latest single 'Lovin' Every Minute': Watch the music video". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 8 September 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  32. ^ {{Cite web|last=Andry Bosk|date=2021-09-18|title=AREA21 released their new track 'Followers' and announced the release date of their debut album|url=https://www.ravejungle.com/2021/09/19/area21-followers/%7Caccessdate=22 September 2021|website=Rave Jungle]}