Martijn Garritsen was born on May 14 1996 in Amstelveen. After he saw Tiësto performing at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, it was clear: He wanted to become a DJ and producer. Martijn was inspired by the track «Traffic», which resulted in the purchase of producer software. He came up with the name Martin Garrix and the production was ready to start. After he made this choice, he eventually started training at the Herman Brood Academy in Utrecht.
Things started to look good for Garrix, he had a label, his first official release and a first award. Now the real work could begin and in 2013 he released a song called «Torrent» which was Tiesto’s own label, Musical Freedom Records, which Garrix produced together with Sidney Samson. Garrix probably did not know what to expect at that moment, but it turned out to be his big breakthrough. On June 16, 2013, the DJ released a track called «Animals», which catapulted him into the spotlight. This hit record, which now is pretty old, peaked at No. 1 in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, and went platinum in the U.S.
After the success of his major new hit record, he continued to surprise his fans with amazing new tracks until this day. Today, the Dutch producer is the most popular DJ in the scene and surpasses himself with Electro House and Bigroom EDM at each of his appearances. Tracks like «In the Name of Love», «Hold On» or the hit «Summer Days» with Macklemore quickly consolidated the young DJ’s incredible career.