Tiesto’s prodigy, won the prestigious title of best DJ in the world by DJ Magazine. Martin Garrix, impressively, at only 20 years old, has become, this year, the most coveted young man in the music industry (and not only in electronic scene).

After the excellent position – number 3 – in 2015, the young Dutchman prepared a dream year that allowed him to exceed superstars of Dance Music like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Hardwell that went down 1 place on the podium (2nd and 3rd place respectively).

However, Martin, or Martjin Gerard to the most intimate, isn’t only influential in the music world. Sympathy and the pretty face of the young prodigy already gained attention in areas such as fashion and campaigns become much more appealing by his presence. And about the young man’s posture also MTV manifested. It was last year, on 25 October during the performance at MTV EMA in Milan that Martin won the Award for Best Electronic Act.

The end of 2015 was a jump, and in the artist case was large. Traveling the 4 corners of the world, Garrix debuted in Seoul, South Korea – a show that he admits to have been one of the most special of the year; he started new collabs with Jay Hardway and Julian Jordan; released ‘Poison’, and with Justin Mylo & Mesto, ‘Bouncybob’ and even had the privilege of being the star of one of the largest worldwide new year’s eve at Dubai.

With the entry with the right foot in 2016, Garrix started a year that would prove to be excellent. Once again in Tour, went through cities like Athens, Paris, Ibiza and Amsterdam, took a long trip to Las Vegas, jumped to Mexico and said hello to Bali’s paradise, completing over a hundred total shows.

Even with crazy days when presented in 4 different cities, the 20 year old still had time and space to devote to production. It was on the 11th March that the Dutch launched its first (and one of the best) successes of the year – Now That I’ve Found You – which took a prestigious place in the monstrous set at Ultra Miami as did ‘Lions In the Wild’, a collab with Third Party that made the intro one of the creepiest moments of the set. Dubbed by many as the best set of the whole year, Garrix closed, for the first time these three days of magic.

As has been said, Martin not only won the hearts of those who live electronic music. With the support of 7Up! he did a show a little different from what he is used to make. In a closed and adapted space structure, Garrix held the “Music Lifts You Up: A Concert For The Deaf”, a performance for people who have no hearing. In the Miami Dance Week, with super vibration of sound waves provided the people who do not listen have the feel of the music. Thus they all managed to experience the show with the same intensity of those who hear.

In a dream life between Coachella and other editions of Ultra, with performances at EDC Las Vegas and Wireless Festival. Missing the show that made further raise the temperature of Lollapalooza, the visit to Portugal at Meo Sudoeste and all other performances which completed the Garrix’s summer, problems with Spinnin’ Records brought some unpleasantness. Because royalties that the artist would not have received, Garrix left the Dutch label announcing the opening of its own – who claims to have different musical styles of his. The announcement was made on TV program ‘Dino’ at the beginning of August.

After launchin his label, STMPD, the artist took last week to launch 7 new songs that closed hisalbum ‘+ X’. Adding to the viral hit ‘In the Name of Love’ with Bebe Rexha launched on July 29, once again with Mesto comes up ‘Wiee’; ‘Sun Is Never Going Down’ like one of the most expected of the album. Result of collabs with Jay Hardway and Julian Jordan, shared ‘Spotless’ and ‘Welcome’ (respectively). With his friends Matisse&Sadko, ‘Together’ and for finish ‘Hold On And Believe’ and ‘Make Up Your Mind’ feat. Florian Picasso.

For fans and/or most curious, Martin Garrix signed a caption on Youtube titled ‘The Martin Garrix Show’ which is basically a set of episodes in which sharing a bit of his life and his experience in what is the exponential period of his career so far. The ‘season’ now counts with five episodes of 20 to 30 minutes each.

Results of an enviable career at such a premature age, MTV joined the young for a documentary ‘The Ride, Martin Garrix’ that is now available online.

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