Saturday, 31 May 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Martin Garrix performing at the 2014 Gala of École Centrale Paris.
|Birth name||Martijn Garritsen|
|Also known as||GRX|
|Born||14 May 1996 (age 18) Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Instruments||Keyboards, turntable, guitar, FL Studio 10, LennarDigital Sylenth1, Native Instruments Massive, Image-Line Soundgoodizer|
|Labels||Spinnin', Musical Freedom, DOORN|
Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ/producer signed to Spinnin' Records. He is best known for the track "Animals", which was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries; the song has also peaked to number 1 in Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom. His single "Wizard", produced with Jay Hardway, was also successful in numerous countries in 2014.
Garrix's passion for music started at the age of 4 through learning to play guitar. By the age of 8 (in 2004) he had expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing DJ Tiesto playing at the Olympic games in Athens. Garritsen took particular inspiration from the track "Traffic", prompting him to download specialist software and enabling him to start composing. Garritsen currently attends the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht.
2012: Early career
Garritsen had his beginnings with the song "BFAM", a co-release with Julian Jordan. In 2012, he won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award. Also in 2012, his remix of "Your Body" was released on Christina Aguilera's deluxe version of her album Lotus. The song is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha. His track "Just Some Loops", a collaboration with TV Noise appeared on the compilation album Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2.
2013–present: breakthrough and "Animals"
In 2013, he co-released "Torrent" with Sidney Samson on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label. Garrix gained considerable fame through his own solo release "Animals" released on June 16, 2013 on Dutch record label Spinnin Records, becoming a hit in a great number of charts in Europe, and quickly became the youngest person ever to reach the #1 spot on Beatport. The track also appears on Hardwell's album Hardwell presents 'Revealed Volume 4'. On September 30, 2013, Garrix released a remix of "Project T" by Sander Van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike which quickly hit #1 on the Beatport charts. Garrix appeared on DJ mag's top 100 DJs list 2013 as a new entry at number 40. In December 2013 he released "Wizard" with Jay Hardway, the song has peaked to number 6 in Belgium and number 17 in the Netherlands. Martin Garrix's collaboration with Firebeatz, "Helicopter", placed #1 on the Beatport Top 100 charts for 2 weeks. He later performed at Ultra Music Festival 2014, where he debuted several new and unreleased tracks, including collaborations with Armand Van Helden, Dillon Francis and Afrojack. In 2014 he also released Proxy, available as a free download on Soundcloud to his fans as a gift for a great last year (2013).
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Flume at the 2013 ARIA Awards
|Birth name||Harley Edward Streten|
|Born||5 November 1991 (age 22)|
|Genres||Garage music, future garage, chillstep, deep house|
|Occupations||Producer, DJ, musician|
Mom + Pop
|Associated acts||What So Not, Emoh Instead, Jezzabell Doran, T.Shirt, Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, Ta-Ku, Casper Zazz and George Maple|
Harley Edward Streten (born 5 November 1991), better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and No. 13 in New Zealand. Its lead single, "Holdin On", reached the top 20 on the related ARIA Singles Chart and No. 22 in New Zealand. The album and single provided Flume with four wins and four nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013: Wins included Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist – Release, Best Dance Release, and Producer of the Year.
BiographyHarley Edward Streten was born on 5 November 1991 and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, where he still resides. He began creating music at about the age of thirteen, with a basic production disc that was packaged in a box of cereal.In 2010, Streten began producing house music under his initials, HEDS. He created two tracks "Flow" and "Fizz", in addition to several remixes.
Streten was discovered and signed in 2011 through an original artists competition managed by the Australian record company Future Classic. He submitted the tracks "Sleepless", "Over You" and "Paper Thin" to win the competition. Nathan McLean, an employee of Future Classic and now Flume's manager, assisted with the release of his first EP, titled Sleepless, which contained the three original tracks.
Flume's self-titled debut album was released on 9 November 2012 to exceptional critical acclaim. The album's production saw Flume collaborating with vocal artists George Maple, Moon Holiday, Jezzabell Doran, Chet Faker, and New York rapper T.Shirt. The album reached number one on the Australian iTunes charts. It debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 2, behind of One Direction's Take Me Home. In December 2012, Flume signed with Mom + Pop Music and announced the North American release of his self-titled debut. The album was released in the US on 21 February 2013 and received strong support from American critics, averaging a score of 73 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic.
On Australia Day 2013, four of Flume's songs (including a remix) were listed on Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012. His album's breakout song "Holdin On" was listed at number four, the highest-charting Australian song. Other inclusions were "Sleepless" and his remix of "Hyperparadise" by Hermitude, both in the top 20 (numbers 12 and 18, respectively), and "On Top" at number 67.
Flume's voted songs placed higher on the ARIA Singles Chart. "Holdin On" returned to the top 50 chart in the spot of number 17, its highest-ever placement. His "Hyperparadise" remix also debuted in the top 50 at number 38. "Sleepless" and "On Top" debuted at numbers 53 and 75, respectively. Flume's debut album reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, the first electronic album to achieve such a feat since 2, by Sneaky Sound System, in 2008.
In February 2013, Flume announced his inaugural national headlining Australian tour, entitled the "Infinity Prism Tour". It occurred during April and May 2013, and according to a later interview, the tour sold 40,000 tickets. In March 2013, Flume was named one of Fuse TV's 30 "Must-See Acts" at the SXSW festival.