With his recent series of releases Martin Garrix, the 18 year old wonder boy, has proven that he’s more than just a one trick pony. From Virus to Proxy, 2014 has been the year of Garrix. That statement is only further proven by his incredible string of festival appearances, headlining shows, and more incredible feats for a kid who just became legal. Now you may wonder, what does Martin have planned for 2015? Well if the following RIP is any indicator, Martin Garrix is definitely planning on stepping outside of his comfort zone by creating a more melodic and less kick-oriented track. Tentatively called Forbidden Voices, the song has been floating around the web for a couple weeks now, first as a RIP from one of his performances and then previewed in his mini-documentary series. You can listen to a 3 minute version below and let us know what you think.
Find out more in this exclusive sneak peak of one of his upcoming tracks:
Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ/producer signed to Spinnin’ Records. 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.
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 currently attends the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht.
2012: Early career
Garritsen had his beginnings with the song “BFAM”, a co-release with Julian Jordan. In 2012, he won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award. Also in 2012, his remix of “Your Body” 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”
In 2013, he co-released “Torrent” with Sidney Samson on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label. Garrix gained considerable fame through his own solo release “Animals” 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. 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. Garrix appeared on DJ mag’s top 100 DJs list 2013 as a new entry at number 40. In November 2013, Garrix signed a deal with Scooter Braun’s Scooter Braun Projects.
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).
“Keygen” [Spinnin’ Records]
“Registration Code” (with Jay Hardway) [Spinnin’ Records]
“BFAM” (with Julian Jordan) [Spinnin’ Records]
“ITSA” (avec Sleazy Stereo)
“Torrent” (with Sidney Samson) [Musical Freedom Records]
“Gamer” (avec Bassjackers)
“Just Some Loops” (avec TV Noise)
“Error 404” (avec Jay Hardway)
“Animals” [Spinnin’ Records]
“Wizard” (with Jay Hardway) [Spinnin’ Records]
“Helicopter” (with Firebeatz) [Spinnin’ Records]
“Proxy” [Spinnin’ Records] [Free Download]
“Tremor” (with Dimitri Vegas and 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]
“Oussama” (with Julian Jordan) [Spinnin’ Records]
“Lion” (with Tiësto) [Spinnin’ Records]
“Rewind Repeat It” (with Ed Sheeran) [Spinnin’ Records]
“Music Box” (with Hardwell) [Revealed Recordings]
Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris – “Tonight” (Martin Garrix Bootleg)
Sleazy Stereo – “La Bomba” (Martin Garrix & Funk D Bootleg)
Rick Ross – “Hustlin'” (Martin Garrix & Novaro Deux Bootleg)
Christina Aguilera – “Your Body” (Martin Garrix Remix) [Sony/RCA]
Roy Gates – “Midnight Sun 2.0” (Martin Garrix Remix) [Spinnin’ Records]
Daddy’s Groove – “Stellar” (Martin Garrix Remix) [Spinnin’ Records]
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. Sander Van Doorn – “Project T” (Martin Garrix Remix) [Spinnin’ Records]
Martin Garrix – “Animals” (Martin Garrix & Victor Niglio’s Festival Trap Remix) [Spinnin’ Records]
Bassjackers – “Crackin” (Martin Garrix Edit) [Spinnin’ Records]
DubVision – Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit) [Spinnin’ Records]