Go Dutch this NYE

Ahead of his NYE date at Mey­dan, we take a look at Martin Gar­rix’s spec­tac­u­lar rise to fame…

Infusion Magazine - - COVER FEATURE -

Cast your mind back to when you were 19 (if your mem­ory will stretch that far). It was prob­a­bly a blur of spots, ex­ams, chas­ing girls/boys and life open­ing up ahead of you, won­der­ing just what you’re go­ing to do with your time on planet earth. That sce­nario has never really ap­plied to 19 year old Dutch teenage sen­sa­tion Martin Gar­rix. His week­ends re­volve around play­ing dirty club bangers to thou­sands of peo­ple, hang­ing out with the DJ elite like Tiesto, Guetta and Afro­jack and hav­ing a global Num­ber 1 hit with ‘An­i­mals.’ Yeah, that’s pretty cool. Gigs for friends, fam­ily and wed­dings fol­lowed, but his first big break was only just around the cor­ner. Aged just 13 – yup, you read that right – he made his club de­but in Am­s­ter­dam, and a few years later, his pro­duc­tion ca­reer was up and sprint­ing. A boot­leg of En­rique Igle­sias’s ‘Tonight’ ef­fec­tively broke the in­ter­net, set­ting the bl­o­go­sphere alight with Tweets, shares and down­loads. heard that mu­sic be­fore. My mom played clas­si­cal pi­ano, and my dad and I played gui­tar. It was the first time I wit­nessed the beats, tempo, and vibe elec­tronic mu­sic gives you. From that point, I was hooked. I started lis­ten­ing to trance, and I slowly moved to house. I in­stantly be­gan saving up money for my first DJ setup.” His eureka mo­ment came in 2004, when he watched his soon to be men­tor Tiesto in ac­tion. “I had never been in­ter­ested in elec­tronic mu­sic,” he ad­mits. “Then, I saw Tiësto play­ing the Olympics on tele­vi­sion. I hadn’t Ground-up sup­port grew quickly, so much so that iconic dance la­bel ‘Spin­nin Records’ of­fered

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