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 electronic dance music duo consisting of Martin Garrix and Maejor.[2][3][4][5]

It gained popularity after Martin 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 speculated to be the unknown member of the group,[3] however it was revealed to be Maejor. Their song "Spaceships" peaked on the Spotify Viral 50 chart at third.[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 Martin 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, Martin Garrix teased an unreleased single titled "Help" on Instagram,[21][22] and a year later, it was released on 3 March 2019. Its music video then released on 7 March 2019.[23]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album Label
"Spaceships" 2016 Non-album singles
"Girls"
"We Did It" 2017
"Glad You Came"
"Happy" 2018
"Help"[24] 2019

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. 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. 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.
  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. ^ 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.