In 2010, Garrix hit the stage at a club in Amsterdam. Only 13-years-old at the time, he instantly sent the venue into a frenzy.
2013 saw him un-cage “Animals”, his breakout international single for Spinnin’ Records. Fusing a tribal bounce to a seductively dark refrain, the track charges ahead like a dance floor stampede. Upon release, it climbed to number 1 on the Beatport Top Songs Chart and impressively held the spot for four weeks. As a result, Garrix became the youngest artist ever to seize the top spot. It reached number 1 in Holland and Belgium as well as Top 5 in Australia, France, Spain, and Germany. With this monster hit, he received support from David Guetta, Tiësto, and Steve Aoki to Afrojack and Benny Benassi. In the aftermath, the track saw release in the U.S. via Casablanca Records. The single had solidified him as a bona fide record-breaking phenomenon.
In 2015, Garrix experimented with progressive house and started producing progressive style apart from his signature big room sound.
In the same year after a slew of scandal and controversy (that we totally do not love) the Dutch youth was caught using pirated software-a version of the Sylenth1 plugin hacked by “Team AIR”. Things escalated even further when celebrity Dj Deadmau began to point fingers at Garrix for not purchasing a legit copy of the software at the time of a video interview.
However, Martin Garrix does not create his own sound sets on the Sylenth 1 despite popular belief. He instead buys preset packs such as the Vengeance Shocking Sounds 4 and the Vengeance Shocking Sounds 8.
On to the Daws now
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