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Artist Spotlight: Martin Garrix

Artist Spotlight: Martin Garrix

Posted By: Exodusadmin Date: 20/12/2019

Las Vegas is full of impressive live music acts and home to a diverse array of musical talent. In the world of EDM, Las Vegas is proud to host many artists who are known throughout the world for their crowd-pleasing singles and festival performances. One of the most internationally renowned DJs who frequently performs in Las Vegas is Martin Garrix.

For those who have not yet heard about the impressive musical career of DJ Martin Garrix, you will be interested to know more about this Dutch artist shaking up the Las Vegas scene. At only 23 years of age, Garrix has already released numerous albums and performed for packed crowds throughout the world.

To provide you with some insight into one of the most dynamic and influential artists on the Las Vegas scene today, let’s look at some of the details of the rise of Martin Garrix.

Humble Beginnings

Originally from the Netherlands, DJ Martin Garrix was interested in exploring the dynamics of music from an early age. Learning guitar and exploring basic music theory at the age of eight was only the beginning of the meteoric musical ascent of Garrix. After seeing Tiesto perform at an early age, he shifted his musical passions towards the EDM domain. He attended Herman Brood Academy to gain a foundation in musical production that would propel him into international stardom.

Early Collaborations And Fame

Interestingly, the interest Garrix had in Tiesto ended up with the latter artist discovering the former and helping to bring the musical work of DJ Martin Garrix to a wider audience. After releasing some music, he eventually signed with Spinnin’ Records – a Dutch record label. While this relationship created some legal issues over the ownership rights of his music, later on, it allowed DJ Martin Garrix to reach the top of the charts in many European countries in 2013. This was primarily due to the popularity of his hit song “Animals”.

The following years were full of collaborations with a number of other leading figures in both EDM and other musical genres. In 2015, he collaborated with Ed Sheeran on “Rewind Repeat It” which was met with acclaim at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Garrix ultimately launched his own record label in 2016 which he called Stmpd Rcrds. While he has released music through this label, he currently has a contract with Sony Music International as well.

Considering his rapid rise to fame, DJ Martin Garrix has already made inroads into a number of other areas beyond music as well. He has been an ambassador for Armani Exchange and has also collaborated with AXE to create a Garrix-themed body spray.

Beyond these exploits, he is also respected in the EDM community for his charitable works. In particular, he has supported the SOS Children’s Village in South Africa which aims to care and provide for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. 

Notable Performances

DJ Martin Garrix has performed at a wide variety of international venues, events and festivals. He has been a fixture of the Ultra Music Festival for several years where he has performed for large crowds. The Tomorrowland Belgium festival is another major event that routinely hosts Garrix. He has also performed at many other North American and European music festivals including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and more.

However, one of the most impressive feats of his performing career was when he performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. As the closing act of the evening, his music put the finishing touches to an international event – which highlights the current stature of this impressive artist.

A DJ adjusting some settings during a live performance.

Current Pursuits

Fortunately for fans of DJ Martin Garrix, he is currently the resident DJ at a number of clubs and venues throughout the world – including in Las Vegas. He routinely performs for enthusiastic crowds in Las Vegas while continuing to travel for major EDM events around the world. At only 23, he is already one of the highest-paid and most internationally acclaimed DJs working today.

Watch DJ Martin Garrix In Las Vegas

Whether you are an established fan of Martin Garrix or simply an EDM enthusiast, you are sure to enjoy a live show featuring the DJ in Las Vegas in the near future. Have a look here to see when and where you can catch a show to see this talented artist perform. With many future collaborations and potential future projects in store, it is worthwhile to keep an eye on this international DJ superstar.

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