Martin Garrix is a Dutch musician, record producer, and DJ whose music falls into the categories of “progressive house,” “electro house,” “large room house,” and “future bass.” His stage names are Martin Garrix (stylized from Mar+in Garri) and GRX. Garritsen began playing guitar when he was eight years old. Garritsen was inspired by fellow Dutch DJ Tisto's performance at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics, so he downloaded ‘digital audio workstation' and ‘FL Studio,' and taught himself how to compose tracks.
Tisto noticed him a few years later, and he has since collaborated with artists such as Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dillion Francis, Usher, Julian Jordan, and Troye Sivan, among others. His career began with Spinnin' Records. In 2016, he established his own label, STMPD RCRDS.
Martin Garrix Biography
Martin Garrix was born Martijn Gerard Garritsen on May 14, 1996, in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, the Netherlands. He grew up in Amsterdam. He used to handle the music at his pals' gatherings when he was younger. He really got his start with his song “BFAM,” which he co-produced with Julian Jordan, another DJ affiliated with Spinnin' Records.
Martin Garrix’s Age
How old is Martin Garrix? Martin Garrix was born Martijn Gerard Garritsen on May 14, 1996, and hence, will be 27 as of 2023.
Martin Garrix’s Height and Weight
Martin stands tall at a height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and weighs 72 kg or 159 pounds.
Martin Garrix’s Nationality and Ethnicity
Martin holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to an unknown ethnic descent.
Martin Garrix’s Career
What's Martin Garrix's profession? Martin Garrix began his career as an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) celebrity at the age of 14 when he worked as a disc jockey at a high school dance. He published his debut singles, ‘BFAM' (with Julian Jordan) and ‘Just Some Loops,' after meeting Tisto and having him as a mentor (with TV Noise). His debut single, ‘Error 404' (with Jay Hardway), was published in 2012 by ‘Spinnin' Records.
The next year, Tisto released ‘Torrent' (with Sidney Samson) on his own label, Musical Freedom. ‘Animals,' his first massive hit, was published as a digital download on June 16, 2013, and it was also his first solo work. The song topped several charts in Europe. It also helped Garrix become the youngest person in history to have a song chart at No. 1 on the electronic music reseller ‘Beatport.'
‘Wizard,' his second collaboration with Hardway, was released on December 2, 2013. Later, the song was used in the 2014 film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” ‘Helicopter,' a collaboration between Garrix and Firebeatz, topped the Beatport chart for two weeks. In early 2014, he headlined the ‘Ultra Music Festival' for the first time. On February 6, 2015, he released his debut progressive house single, ‘Forbidden Voices,' a departure from his usual large room approach. He teamed with Usher on the single “Don't Look Down” the same month. He performed “Rewind Repeat It” with Ed Sheeran at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami in 2015.
His resignation from ‘Spinnin' Records in mid-2015 was due to a disagreement over music ownership. He formed the label ‘STMPD RCRDS' in early 2016, and with it, he released his new track ‘Now That I've Found You.' His promotional single ‘Opps,' which was released on June 13, 2016, was picked as the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo anthem. On July 26, 2016, he agreed to terms with ‘Sony Music.'
Garrix and singer Troye Sivan performed their collaborative single ‘There For You' at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California. He will play alongside Justin Bieber at the ‘Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park' concert in July 2017. He has also appeared as a musical guest on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' the first in 2016 and the second in 2017.
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Martin Garrix’s Wife
Who is Martin Garrix dating? Garrix started dating model Charelle Schriek in 2018.
Martin Garrix’s Children
Does Martin Garrix have any kids? Martin does not own any child of his own yet.
Martin Garrix’s Net Worth
What's Martin Garrix's worth? Martin's overall assets were around $15 million in 2015, and some estimates placed him as high as $25 million this year.
According to Forbes, Martin Garrix made it to the top ten most impressive acquiring electronic DJs when he was only 19 years old in 2015.
He does roughly 120 gigs per year, averaging $130,000 per engagement. He earned $17 million in 2016 as a result of his continuous tour appearances.