Martin Garrix is an inventive Dutch EDM/Pop DJ artist who successfully reached the no:1 spot on three successive years in DJmag.com. His global presence has reached 14.1 million followers on YouTube, and the DJ has played at some of the most phenomenal EDM festivals in the world, such as Tomorrow land, EDC, and Ultra Music Festival. Early years Born in the Amstelveen region of the Netherlands as Martijn Gerard Garritsen, the DJ came from a musical family. His mother & father both played instruments along with his sister, who is a singer & violinist. Martin’s instrument was the Spanish guitar which he began learning at the age of seven. While in high school, he became interested in EDM music and was inspired by the legendary Dutch DJ/producer Tiesto. This motived him to download the music software package Fruity-Loops. From there, he put in the work & time to teach himself how to make digital music. In pursuit of aspiring to become a DJ, he bought a cheap pair of DJ-decks and played around places such as his high school dance. In 2010, he landed his first real gig at a club in front of 250 people. Career One of his tracks was heard by the label Spinning, who very quickly gave him a contract. When Martin released his track “Animals” it hit the no:1 spot in the UK charts, and his success accelerated. At 17, he landed a main stage spot at the Ultra Festival in Miami. From thereafter, requests for the DJ kept coming. Later, after a dispute with Spinning, he left the label and moved on to create his label “STMPD RCRDS” which allowed him the opportunity to control his career and sign other promising acts to the label. He also signed a distribution deal with Sony music. Collaborations Some of Martin’s collaborations have been artists such as Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, and David Guetta, to name a few. Martin Garrix has accomplished massive achievements in the world of music in a very short time; the young DJ continues to shine with his label, bringing other talents forward and being involved in a host of philanthropy work.