Did you get a glimpse of the scrawny kid with curly hair at 0:12 seconds? What you just saw, was a 14 year old Martin Garrix in his natural habitat. What’s so special about a kid deejaying at his school graduation party? Well read on to know more…

Martijn Gerard Garritsen, is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer. He learned how to play the guitar when he was eight but after he saw Tiesto perform at the Athens Olympic Games (2004), he knew his life’s path was to become a DJ.

And thank God for that decision. He’s made headlines not just for creating some stellar tracks, but for doing so when he was only a teenager!  In fact, his first solo- Animals was released when he was only seventeen.

Animals gained instant popularity, and catapulted him onto levels of success most artists can only dream of. He was the youngest artist to reach the number one spot on the popular electronic music store, Beatport. He entered the list of, ‘DJ Magazine’s’ top 100 DJs at number 40, which became No 4 in 2014, and is No1 in 2016.

Martin Garrix at SUNBURN 2016

Having performed at over 100 concerts worldwide, Martin is a regular at the Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland, the two biggest Electronic Music Festivals in the world. And now, thanks to Sunburn Arena, this prodigy of the EDM world will be in India once again this November!

Sunburn is India’s answer to Tomorrowland and hosts Asia’s largest three day music festival in Goa every year. Apart from that and hosting various other city festivals, they bring the world’s best DJs to our country. Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Swedish House Mafia, to name a few.

After performing in Goa and Delhi last year, Garrix is set to conquer the EDM scene in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata this year.

Source: Martin Garrix FB

Source: Martin Garrix FB

Never been a Martin Garrix fan? That’s strange. But not a problem! Here’s five of his best songs to get you hooked.

Animals

Wizard

Virus

Don’t look down

Tremor

You can catch Martin Garrix perform at the Sunburn arena on the following dates:

  • The 10th of November, 2016 at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai; (Charity event)
  • The 11th of November, 2016 at the Embassy International Riding School, Bengaluru;
  • The 12th of November, 2016 at the Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad; and
  • The 13th of November, 2016 at Aquatica, Kolkata.

About The Author

Puneet Acharya

Puneet Acharya studies a mainstream engineering course in the super awesome ultra fabulous (ahem!) city of Bangalore, and plays the Mridangam to evade academics. (No, it is not a Dholak). Born with an unquenchable thirst for debate and public speaking, he will make you regret the two minutes of conversation you manage to have with him. To get into his good books though, just half a ton of Reese’s or any other peanut butter related processed food will do the trick.

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