When Martin Garrix’s smash ‘Animals’ topped sales charts in late 2013, it felt like a watershed moment for EDM, and marked the beginning of the then-seventeen-year-old talent’s remarkable career.
With an immensely popular residency at Omnia in Las Vegas giving him a major platform in the US and his Multiply residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza packing the crowds in, his status as a DJ couldn’t get much bigger. Coachella; the main stage at Ultra Music Festival; Tomorrowland; Amsterdam Music Festival; Electric Daisy Carnival; there’s no major EDM event that he hasn’t laid waste to. With the likes of 7UP and Tag Heuer also penning deals with him, he’s in high-demand from many of the biggest brands and institutions outside of the dance scene too. Launching his own label STMPD RCRDS was the next chapter in his rapidly developing career, with the burgeoning imprint delivering the sounds of Garrix’s favourite new talent alongside some of his own creations. Signing a global deal with Sony Music International in 2016 marked his ascent into the very highest reaches of the music industry and made clear his desire to bring his sounds to the biggest audience possible.
Dec 29th – Time Out 72, Goa
Dec 31st – Sunburn Festival, Pune