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Martin Garrix Biography

Martin Garrix
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Birth Nation: Netherlands
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Name: Martin Garrix
  • Birth Name: Martijn Garritsen
  • Birth Place/City: Amstelveen
  • Profession: Singer,DJ
  • Net Worth: $14 million
  • Famous for: DJ
  • Married: No
  • Married to: Not Yet
  • Children: Not Yet
  • Education: Herman Brood Academy
  • Online Presence: Wiki,Facebook,Twitter,Instagram
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Martin Garrix is a prominent Dutch DJ/producer who came into the limelight after his track “Animals” reached Top 10 in more than 10 countries and at Belgium and the United Kingdom it peaked at number 1 where as in Ireland it reached #3. Not only this track but Martin’s single “Wizard” produced with Jay Hardway reached the peaks at various countries. It is currently ranked at #4 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s after starting from #40. Martin is currently signed to Spinnin’ Records. Martin’s music genres include EDM, Progressive house, electro house, microhouse, big room, drop house and Dutch house. He is also mostly talked about due to his incredible talents at such a juvenile age. At this rate, Martin will defiantly turn out as one of the best DJs the world has seen.

Martijn Garritsen was born on May 14 1996 in Amsterdam. He developed a passion for music at the age of 4 when he began learning to play guitar. When he was the tender age of 8, Martin was swimming deep into the pursuit of becoming a DJ after being interested in DJ Tiesto and DJ Jayvee playing at the Olympic Games in Athens. He was particularly interested in the track “Traffic” which drove him to download specific software in order to start composing. Marin has recently finished the Herman Brood Academy which is a production school in Utrecht. So after learning all about composing a track, Martin began by releasing the song “BFAM” along with Julian Jordan. In 2012 Martin won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award and in the same year his remix of “Your Body” on Christina Aguilera’s deluxe version of her album titled Lotus. Later he collaborated with TV Noise on the compilation album Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2 and titled his track “Just Some Loops”. The very next year in 2013, Martin collaborated with Sidney Samson on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label to release “Torrent”. Martin’s own solo titled “Animals” was released on 16th June 2013 on Spinnin Records which is a Dutch record label. In Europe alone this track became hit in several charts. Martin soon became the youngest person ever to reach No. 1 spot on Beatport charts. Soon after that on 30th September he released a remix of “Project T” by Sander Van Doorn, Dimitrix Vegas and Like Mike that went on to hit no.1 spot on Beatport. Then soon he appeared on DJ magazine’s top 100 DJ’s list 2013 as a new entry in #40 which currently has reached to #4. In November of the same year, Martin signed a deal with Scooter Braun’s Scooter Braun Projects. A month later Martin went on to release “Wizard” along with Jay Hardway which peaked to number 6 in Belgium and in Netherland it reached no 17. In the beginning of 2014, Martin performed at Ultra Music Festival where he played his new releases which also included collaboration with Dillon, Francis, Hardwell and Afrojack. Garrix then went on to release his new track titled Proxy and later another track named Virus with MOTi. He collaborated with DJ Afrojack to release Turn up the Speaker which was also a hit. Later Afrojack and Martin went on to premier this new track at Ultra Music Festival. Maritin has released many remixes which includes Enrique Iglesias-Tonight and Rick Ross’s Hustling in 2011, Christina Aguilera’s Your Body and Roy Gates’ Midnight Sun 2.0 in 2012, Daddy’s Groove’s Stellar, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Sander Van Doorn’s Project T and his own track Animal, all in 2013. In 2014 he has released Bassjackers’ Cracking and DubVision’s Backlash. Martin is scheduled to do 7 concerts tours from 2014 to 2015 and will be playing in December at Blackpool Rocks with several DJs.

At the age of 18, Martin earns more than most people can earn in their lifetime. His net worth is $14 million. Martin admitted that he is a computer nerd and during his spare time he is seen holed up in his bedroom studio fiddling with his computer. Martin and girlfriend Lynntijn Spooritsen (well known as Lynn Spoor) were having an affair 7 months earlier. Lynn who is one year younger than Martin is a normal Dutch girl. Pictures of them together can be seen on tumblr. More information about Martin Garrix can be found in many sites like twitter, tumblr and wiki.

  • Last modified : 12 November, 2014
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