If you party a lot and love dancing to rock music, you must have heard about Martin Garrix. He is one of the most popular professional DJ and record producers and has produced some of the most amazing tracks such as ‘Animals,’ ‘Scared to Be Lonely,’ etc. He was ranked as one of the top 100 DJs in the world continuously for three years; 2016, 2017, and 2018. He has given performances on most of the top events and music festivals all over the world, such as Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Coachella, etc. At the age of 17, he performed at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival and became the youngest one to do so. In 2016, he launched his record label, Stmpd Records, before he got signed to Sony Music.
Martijn’s full name is Martijn Gerard Garritsen. He is well-known with his stage name, Martin Garrix. He was born in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, on 14 May 1996. His mother’s name is Karin Garritsen, and his father’s name is Gerard Garritsen. He also has a sister whose name is Laura. Martin was interested in music since his childhood as he started playing guitar at the age of 8.
In 2004, he saw DJ Tiesto performance at the Summer Olympics, Athens, and has was so fascinated with it that he decided to become a DJ. He was highly inspired by the track ‘Traffic’ and started composing tunes on FL studio. He completed his graduation in 2013 from the Herman Brood Academy, which is a famous production school in Utrecht.
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Martin was inspired by Tiesto, and luckily, Tiesto was the one who noticed him for the first time and helped him to start his career in professional DJing. He embarked on his career with some tracks such as ‘BFAM,’ ‘Just Some Loops.’ He released a remix of ‘Tonight’ by Enrique Iglesias, and it got him spotted by a Dutch Record Label named; Spinnin’ Records. In 2012 and 2013, he collaborated with several DJs and released tracks under different record labels.
He released a solo titled; ‘Animals’ on 16th June 2013, and it turned his career upside down. He becomes an overnight success, and he became the youngest artist to reach the top rank on Beatport. In the same year, he got a contract from Scooter Braun Projects, and Martin was the first EDM client they have signed. He also collaborated with some top artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as they produced ‘Tremor’ together.
Martin Garrix gained massive popularity at a young age, and he is quite popular among females too. In 20113, he got into a relationship with Lynne Spoore, who is one of the top models. Their busy schedule didn’tgive them enough to spend with each other, so they separated in 2015. There were some rumors in 2017 that he is dating a Dutch Model, but he never admitted to it in public.
There is a huge scope in DJing and music production. Martin Garrix net worth is around $22 million as he is considered one of the best DJs around the world.