Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, composer, musician and record producer. He is best known for the track “Animals”, which was a top 10 hit in more than 10 countries; the song has peaked at number 1 in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and number 3 in Ireland.
His single “Wizard”, produced with Jay Hardway, was successful in numerous countries in 2014. Debuting at number 40 of DJ Magazine ’s Top 100 DJs, he is currently ranked number 3, below Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Hardwell.
In 2004, Martin Garrix expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing Tiësto perform at the Olympic games in Athens.
In 2015, Garrix experimented with progressive house and started producing progressive style apart from his signature big room sound. On February 6, 2015, Garrix released the track “Forbidden Voices” as a gift for 10 million likes on his Facebook page.
In February 2015, Garrix released the single “Don’t Look Down” featuring Usher. He also released two video versions for it on Vevo, “Towel Boy” and “Towel Girl.” The track was written by Garrix, James ‘JHart’ Abrahart and busbee. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Dance Chart. In an interview with DigitalSpy early 2015, Garrix noted that Usher is a “humble” artist and a great collaborator to whom he can direct input.
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