Martin Garrix

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Martin Garrix
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Background information
Birth nameMartijn Garritsen
Also known asGRX
Born(1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 18)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
OccupationsProducer, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, turntable, guitar, FL Studio 10, LennarDigital Sylenth1, Native Instruments Massive
Years active2011-present
LabelsSpinnin', Musical Freedom, DOORN
Associated actsSander van Doorn, Tiësto, Armand Van Helden, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sidney Samson, Dillon Francis, Christina Aguilera, TV Noise, Daddy's Groove, Victor Niglio, Bassjackers, Jay Hardway, Roy Gates, Julian Jordan, DVBBS
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Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix 2013.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMartijn Garritsen
Also known asGRX
Born(1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 18)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
OccupationsProducer, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, turntable, guitar, FL Studio 10, LennarDigital Sylenth1, Native Instruments Massive
Years active2011-present
LabelsSpinnin', Musical Freedom, DOORN
Associated actsSander van Doorn, Tiësto, Armand Van Helden, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sidney Samson, Dillon Francis, Christina Aguilera, TV Noise, Daddy's Groove, Victor Niglio, Bassjackers, Jay Hardway, Roy Gates, Julian Jordan, DVBBS
Websitemartingarrix.com

Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ/producer signed to Spinnin' Records.[1] 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, Ireland and the United Kingdom. His single "Wizard", produced with Jay Hardway, was also successful in numerous countries in 2014.

Music career[edit]

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 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[edit]

Garritsen had his beginnings with the song "BFAM", a co-release with Julian Jordan.[2] In 2012, he won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award.[3] Also in 2012, his remix of "Your Body"[4] 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"[edit]

In 2013, he co-released "Torrent" with Sidney Samson on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label.[2] Garrix gained considerable fame through his own solo release "Animals"[5] released on June 16, 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 #1 spot on Beatport.[6][7] The track also appears on Hardwell's album Hardwell presents 'Revealed Volume 4'. On September 30, 2013, Garrix released a remix of "Project T" by Sander Van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike which quickly hit #1 on the Beatport charts.[8] Garrix appeared on DJ mag's top 100 DJs list 2013 as a new entry at number 40.[9] 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 #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).

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
NLD
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
US
[19]
"ITSA"[20]
(with Sleazy Stereo)
2012Non-album singles
"Keygen"[21]
"BFAM"[22]
(with Julian Jordan)
"Torrent"[23]
(with Sidney Samson)
2013
"Error 404"[24]
(with Jay Hardway)
"Just Some Loops"[25]
(with TV Noise)
"Animals"361241042121Gold Skies EP
"Wizard"
(with Jay Hardway)
16346313021297
"Helicopter"
(with Firebeatz)
2014593398Non-album single
"Tremor"
(with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
44311630Gold Skies EP
"Proxy"89
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

2012
2013
2014

Remixes[edit]

2012
2013
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Carter. "Interview - Martin Garrix, the youngest ever Beatport #1 spot-holder, speaks about the journey so far". Beatport.com. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kerri Mason (May 20, 2013). "Martin Garrix is an 'Animal': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ DJGuide: Martin Garrix wint eerste award (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Zita.be: Nederlandse tiener maakt tophit Tomorrowland (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Stoney, Roads. "Martin Garrix Makes History with "Animals"". Your EDM. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ 3FM: De Mega Top 50 - Nederlander Martin Garrix scoort internationaal (in Dutch)
  7. ^ DutchCharts.com Martin Garrix - Single "Animals" page
  8. ^ "Project T (Martin Garrix Remix) [Spinnin Records". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  9. ^ "MARTIN GARRIX". 
  10. ^ "Discografie Martin Garrix". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Discographie Martin Garrix". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Discografie Martin Garrix". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Discographie Martin Garrix". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Martin Garrix (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Discography Martin Garrix". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Martin Garrix" (select "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Martin Garrix – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "ITSA – Single by Martin Garrix & Sleazy Stereo". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Keygen – Single by Martin Garrix". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bfam – Single by Julian Jordan & Martin Garrix". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Torrent – Single by Sidney Samson & Martin Garrix". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Error 404 – Single by Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Just Some Loops – Single by Martin Garrix & TV Noise". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2013". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  28. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Martin Garrix" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Martin Garrix" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Martin Garrix – Animals" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  31. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Garrix, Martin". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – 24 February 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  33. ^ "Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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