Martin Garrix

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Martin Garrix
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Martin Garrix at Web Summit 2017
Background information
Birth nameMartijn Gerard Garritsen
Also known as
Born (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 22)
Amstelveen, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website martingarrix.com

Martijn Gerard Garritsen (Dutch:  [mɑrˈtɛiŋ ɣəˈrɑrt ˈxɑrɪtsə(n)] ), [8] professionally known as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Amstelveen. His most known singles are "Animals", "In the Name of Love", and "Scared to be Lonely". He was ranked number one on DJ Mag 's Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018).

Amstelveen Municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

Amstelveen is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 (2017). It is a suburban part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.

Animals (Martin Garrix song) 2013 song by Martin Garrix

"Animals" is a song by Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix, released as a digital download on 17 June 2013 on iTunes. The song quickly became popular within the EDM culture, leading to Garrix becoming the youngest producer to ever have a song reach number one on the electronic music store Beatport. The track was a commercial success, reaching the top ten or topping on a number of electronic music charts, topping singles charts in the United Kingdom, French-speaking Switzerland and Belgium, and reached number 21 on the United States' Billboard Hot 100.

In the Name of Love (Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha song) song by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha

"In the Name of Love" is a song recorded by the Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix and the American singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha. The song was produced by Martin Garrix, Matt Rad, Steve James and Simon Says. It was released on iTunes and streaming services after he premiered the song at Ultra Music Festival 2016. A remix EP was released on 11 November 2016, consisting of three remixes featuring DallasK, The Him and Snavs.

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He has performed at music festivals such as Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, and Creamfields. In 2014 he headlined the 1st edition of Ultra South Africa making this his first major festival. In the same year he became the youngest DJ to headline 2014 Ultra Music Festival at the age of 17. He was a resident DJ at Spain's Hï Ibiza (2017) and Ushuaïa Ibiza (2016 and 2018). He founded the label Stmpd Rcrds in 2016, months after leaving Spinnin' Records and before signing with Sony Music.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert of California. It was co-founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen in 1999, and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are the Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013 and a Sonora stage in 2017.

Electric Daisy Carnival music festival

Electric Daisy Carnival, commonly known as EDC, is an annual electronic dance music festival, with its flagship event held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ultra Music Festival American music festival

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in Miami, Florida, United States. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.

Early life

Garrix was born as Martijn Gerard Garritsen on 14 May 1996 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands, the son of Gerard and Karin Garritsen. He has a younger sister named Laura. [9] [10] [11] He showed musical interest at an early age and learned to play the guitar at the age of 8.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

In 2004, he expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing Dutch DJ Tiësto perform at that year's Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Athens. He took particular inspiration from the track "Traffic", prompting him to download the specialist software FL Studio, and enabling him to start composing. In 2013, he graduated from the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht. [12] [13]

Tiësto Dutch DJ

Tijs Michiel VerwestOON, better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix magazine in a poll voted by the fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the "best DJ of the last 20 years". He is also regarded as the "Godfather of EDM" by many sources.

The opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games was held on August 13, 2004 at the Olympic Stadium in Maroussi, Greece, a suburb of Athens. 72,000 spectators attended the event, with approximately 15,000 athletes from 202 countries participating in the ceremony as well. It marked the first-ever international broadcast of high definition television, undertaken by the U.S. broadcaster NBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK.

Traffic (Tiësto song) single by Tiësto

"Traffic" is a track single which appeared in the album Just Be and Parade of the Athletes by Dutch DJ Tiësto. The track contains samples of Sean Deason's track "Psykofuk". When the album Just Be was released, his third single "Love Comes Again" was featured with it, "Traffic" turned into a B-side after having great success in Tiësto's concerts and having a music video made which was released in its original form as well as its radio edit version. It is the first instrumental track to reach the top spot in his homeland of the Netherlands in 23 years. Many DJ's did remixes for "Traffic". The track is recorded at 136 BPM.

Career

2012–2014: Spinnin' Records deal, "Animals", and Gold Skies

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Martin Garrix's logo, 2012–2015

Garrix was discovered by Tiësto who he described as inspirational, humble, and legendary. [14] He had his beginnings with the songs "BFAM", a collaboration with Dutch DJ Julian Jordan, and "Just Some Loops", a collaboration with TV Noise. In the documentary What We Started, Garrix describes how he was discovered by the Dutch record label Spinnin' Records following the release of his remix for the Enrique Iglesias single "Tonight (I'm Loving You)". He signed with Spinnin' Records in 2012, releasing "Error 404", a collaboration with Dutch DJ Jay Hardway. [15] In 2013, Garrix co-released "Torrent" with Dutch DJ Sidney Samson on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label. [16]

What We Started is an American documentary film that premiered on June 15, 2017, at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is directed by Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi and produced by Bert Marcus, Cassandra Hamar, Cyrus Saidi and Bert Marcus Productions.

Spinnin Records record company

Spinnin' Records is a Dutch record label founded in 1999 by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf. The label, which specializes in electronic music, has over 24 million subscribers and 13 billion views on YouTube. In September 2017, Warner Music Group acquired Spinnin' Records for over $100 million.

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Martin Garrix at Midsummer White Festival 2013 Martin Garrix 2013.jpg
Martin Garrix at Midsummer White Festival 2013

Garrix gained fame through his solo release, "Animals", [17] which was released on 16 June 2013. The single became a hit in several countries in Europe, and allowed Garrix to become the youngest person to reach number one on Beatport. [18] [19] The track appears on Dutch DJ Hardwell's album, Hardwell presents 'Revealed Volume 4' . On 30 September, Garrix released a remix of "Project T" by Sander Van Doorn and Belgian-Greek DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike which quickly hit number one on the Beatport charts. [20] He appeared on DJ Magazine's top 100 DJs list in 2013 as a new entry at number 40.

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In November 2013, Garrix signed a deal with American entertainment company Scooter Braun Projects, making Garrix the first EDM client of the company. The deal was split-worldwide management with MusicAllStars Management, sister company of Spinnin’ Records, since Garrix was already signed to Spinnin’ Records. [21]

In December 2013, he released "Wizard" with Jay Hardway which peaked at number 6 in Belgium and number 17 in the Netherlands. In 2014, Garrix collaborated with Dutch duo Firebeatz on "Helicopter" which reached number one on the Beatport Top 100 charts for two weeks. He also produced the Sensation 2014 anthem, "Tremor", along with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Garrix performed at Ultra Music Festival 2014, where he debuted several new and unreleased tracks, including collaborations with American DJ Dillon Francis, Hardwell, and Dutch DJ Afrojack. In June, he collaborated with Dutch DJ Sander van Doorn and Canadian duo DVBBS on "Gold Skies". This was his first vocal track which featured the singer Aleesia. [22] He also released the track "Proxy" for free download. Most of these songs were featured on Garrix's debut EP, Gold Skies , which was released on 8 July 2014. [23]

After the release of his debut EP, Garrix continued to collaborate with mainstream DJs. The first of such collaborations being a song with Dutch DJ MOTi called "Virus (How About Now)", followed by a collaboration with Afrojack called "Turn Up the Speakers" which Afrojack and Garrix both premiered at Ultra Music Festival. [24] In 2014, he appeared on DJ Magazine's top 100 DJs list at number 4. [25]

2015: Collaborations and Spinnin' contract termination

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Garrix's "+×" logo since 2015

In 2015, Garrix experimented with progressive house and started producing progressive tracks aside from his signature big room sound. On 6 February, he released the track "Forbidden Voices" as a gift to his fans after his Facebook page reached 10 million likes. [26]

In February 2015, he released the single "Don't Look Down" featuring Grammy-winner Usher. He also released two video versions for it on Vevo, "Towel Boy" and "Towel Girl." The track was written by Garrix, James 'JHart' Abrahart, and Busbee. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Dance Club Songs. In an interview with British media company DigitalSpy in early 2015, Garrix noted that Usher is a "humble" artist and a great collaborator to whom he can directly give input. [27]

Garrix also worked with multi-Grammy winner Ed Sheeran on a track called "Rewind Repeat It" which he played at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March 2015. On 4 May, he released a track with Tiësto, called "The Only Way Is Up". On 22 May, Swedish DJ Avicii released a lyric video of the song "Waiting for Love" which was co-produced by Garrix. On 6 July, Garrix released the Break Through the Silence dual single with Russian DJs Matisse and Sadko, consisting of the songs "Break Through the Silence" and "Dragon". On 31 October, he released a track titled "Poison" as a promotional single. On 31 December, Garrix released "Bouncybob", his final track of the year, for free which he had co-produced with Justin Mylo and Mesto.

On 26 August 2015, Garrix announced that he had left Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management due to a conflict over the ownership of his music. [28] A point of contention was the release of "Animals" which appeared when Garrix was 17 years old. [29] He also announced that he had filed a lawsuit against his then-manager Eelko van Kooten. [29] In November 2015, Garrix announced that he would be creating his own record label. [30]

On 2 December 2015, Garrix reportedly settled with Spinnin' Records in their ongoing legal dispute over the ownership rights of his music. He released a statement confirming that he had withdrawn the summary proceedings after his former record label transferred the ownership rights of his music to him, granted that exclusive licence of all his tracks released before August 2015 will be retained by Spinnin' Records for an undisclosed period. [28] However, Garrix also stated that their other outstanding disagreements will likely be the subject of further legal proceedings. [28]

2016: Launch of Stmpd Rcrds, Sony record deal, documentary and awards

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Martin Garrix live at VELD Music Festival, 2016

Garrix launched his own record label called Stmpd Rcrds in the first quarter of 2016. [31] Speaking about the label, he said that he wanted it to be a 'platform' for artists of various genres. [32] On 11 March 2016, he released his first single via Stmpd Rcrds titled "Now That I've Found You", featuring the vocals of John Martin and Michel Zitron. [33]

On 18 March 2016, he made use of his one-hour set to premiere ten new unreleased tracks at Ultra Music Festival, including collaborations with Jay Hardway, Julian Jordan, Ed Sheeran, Bebe Rexha, Third Party, and Linkin Park [34] along with Area21, Garrix's duo with Maejor. On 27 May 2016, he released his second single "Lions in the Wild" with British DJ duo Third Party. On 13 June 2016, Garrix released a promotional single titled "Oops" which became the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 anthem. [35]

Martin Garrix at VELD 2016 Martin Garrix Come Up Show cropped.jpg
Martin Garrix at VELD 2016

On 26 July 2016, it was announced that Garrix signed a worldwide contract with Sony Music International. [36] He explained that, "their forward thinking approach to streaming and incredible roster of talented artists combined with their passion and understanding for my vision of the future of my music made this a no brainer." [36]

On 29 July 2016, he released the track "In the Name of Love" with American singer Bebe Rexha. [37] On 22 August 2016, Garrix made his first-ever live performance of his own music, with Rexha on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , accompanied by The Tonight Show house band, The Roots. [38]

On 14 October 2016, Garrix announced on social media that he was releasing seven songs for seven days. Several of the released songs have been premiered during his performances at Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland Belgium. [39] The songs were uploaded onto his YouTube channel as music videos with seven visual artists who live-painted their interpretations of each song. [40]

On 19 October 2016, Garrix was named the world's top DJ [41] [42] in DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs poll. [43] [44] Speaking to the press, he said "It feels unreal to have won. I 100 percent did not expect it at all. I've had an amazing year, with awesome shows and amazing fans – I'm so thankful for their support. I didn't even do a campaign, and it just shows how dope the fanbase is." [45]

It was announced that Garrix will co-star, alongside British DJ Carl Cox in an EDM-themed documentary titled "What We Started". [46] The documentary was directed by Bert Marcus [47] alongside executive producer and music supervisor Pete Tong. [48] The documentary was premiered on 15 June 2017 at the LA Film Festival. [49]

On 6 November 2016, Garrix won "Best Electronic Act" and "Best World Stage Performance" awards at the MTV European Music Awards 2016. [50] He was presented his award by American rapper G-Eazy. [51] During the awards ceremony, Garrix performed "In the Name of Love" on stage with Bebe Rexha. [51]

On 31 December 2016, Martin Garrix played "Scared to be Lonely", featuring British singer Dua Lipa, for the first time while headlining the stage at his first ever show in Myanmar. He released the song on 27 January 2017.

Garrix announced that he would be supporting Canadian singer Justin Bieber on his Purpose World Tour in Australia which began in March and at the 'Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park' show on 2 July 2017. [52]

On 27 January 2017, he released "Scared to Be Lonely" a collaboration with British singer Dua Lipa as a single. He performed the song with Lipa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in March [53] [54] [55] before releasing two volumes of extended plays featuring twelve remixes. [56]

Garrix was announced as a resident DJ for the 2017 season at Hï Ibiza, previously known as Space Ibiza, a popular dance-music club owned by Ushuaïa Entertainment. He previously had a DJ residency at HÏ Ibiza's sister venue, Ushuaïa in 2016. [57] [58] [59]

On 7 April 2017, "Byte", a collaboration with Brooks, was released as a single. [60] The song was previously debuted by Garrix during his 2017 Ultra Music Festival set in Miami. [61] [62]

On 14 April 2017, Garrix debuted a collaboration with Australian singer Troye Sivan, who later joined him on stage for their performance at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California. [63] [64] [65] The song title was "There For You", as announced by Sivan on Twitter. [66] The song was officially released on 26 May 2017. [67]

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Martin Garrix at World Club Dome Winter Edition 2017

Garrix appeared as the face of Armani Exchange in their Fall 2017 campaign, becoming one of the first few internationally recognized DJs to enter modelling. [68] Armani Exchange announced it on social media, stating "the face of the new Armani Exchange Fall Winter 2017/2018 campaign: Martin Garrix" [69]

At the Tomorrowland 2017 festival, Garrix debuted his YTRAM alias, which spells "Marty" backwards. [70] He also premiered the song "So Far Away", a collaboration with French DJ David Guetta, who joined him on stage to perform it, [71] as well as his first solo track in over a year, "Pizza", which received an official release on 25 August 2017.

Garrix was listed in Forbes' World's Highest-Paid DJs 2017 ranking with earnings of $19.5 million for 12 months prior to June 2017. [72] [73]

Details of Garrix's collaborative unreleased song with Ed Sheeran, titled "Replay Rewind" or alternately, "Rewind, Repeat It", was published on ASCAP [74] with Sony and BDI listed as the publishers of the song. The track was not officially released. [75] The song was premiered at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami [76] and is regularly played by Garrix at music festivals. [77] [78] [79]

On 20 September 2017, a Dutch judge ruled in favor of Garrix who regained the rights to his music that were previously signed to Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars, to have his contract permanently terminated. [80] Garrix, who demanded €3.7 million from Spinnin' and €650,000 from MusicAllStars, said "All of (their) claims have been rejected by the court. The only remaining question is the amount to be repaid (to Garrix)." [81]

In October 2017, Garrix, under the alias GRX, collaborated again with Brooks to release the song "Boomerang". [82] In December 2017, he released "So Far Away" with David Guetta, featuring Romy Dya and Jamie Scott. British singer Ellie Goulding was originally supposed to be featured on the song but her label prevented the release after it was previewed by Garrix at his Tomorrowland set. [83]

2018: Closing the Winter Olympics, further collaborations and Bylaw

On 23 February 2018, Garrix released his second collaboration with David Guetta and his third with Brooks with the song "Like I Do". [84] Two days later, he headlined the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. He was the closing act of the night, performing his newly released single as well as many others. His setlist is as follows: "Forever", "Together", "Animals", "Like I Do", and "Pizza". [85]

On 20 April, Garrix released his collaboration with Loopers titled "Game Over". [86] On 15 June, he released the single "Ocean", a collaboration with American R&B singer Khalid. [87] On 29 July, he headlined the Tomorrowland Belgium 2018 music festival and released the single "High on Life", a collaboration with singer Bonn, immediately after his closing set ended. [88] On 30 July, the music video for "High on Life" was released which contained footage from his Tomorrowland set.

Garrix was announced as a resident DJ at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, performing on Thursdays from 5 July to 30 August. [89] It was announced that he will be bringing guests to perform with him at the said venue. He was also scheduled to be the resident DJ at Hakkasan Nightclub, Omnia Nightclub, and Wet Republic Dayclub starting 2 August. [90]

On 10 August, under his 'GRX' alias, he released the single "X's", a collaboration with Dutch DJ CMC$ featuring Icona Pop. On 14 September, he released his collaboration with Justin Mylo featuring Dewain Whitmore Jr. titled "Burn Out". The music video was released on the same day.

It was announced on social media that Garrix was releasing five songs in five days, in a similar manner to the single releases of his Seven EP in 2016. The songs are all part of the Bylaw EP, and are: "Breach (Walk Alone)" with Blinders, "Yottabyte", "Latency" with Dyro, "Access", and "Waiting for Tomorrow" with Pierce Fulton featuring Mike Shinoda. [91] In the same month, Garrix performed at the F1 Singapore Grand Prix. [92]

In October, Garrix was ranked number one on DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs list, winning for a third time in a row. His first win in 2016 made him the youngest DJ to top the poll. The awarding ceremony was held onstage at the Amsterdam ArenA during the 2018 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) where Garrix headlined. [93]

On 1 November, he released the single "Dreamer" featuring American singer Mike Yung. He released his next single "Glitch", with long-time collaborator Julian Jordan on 14 December. [94]

2019: Headlining festivals

Garrix announced an upcoming collaboration with Bonn, titled "No Sleep". [95] The single was released in February 2019, along with the music video. [96]

In February 2019, he performed at the Ultra Music Festival Australia, a two-day festival held in Sydney and Melbourne. [97] In March 2019, he is scheduled to headline Tomorrowland Winter which will be held in France and Ultra Music Festival which will be held in Miami. [98] [99]

Brand endorsement and modelling

In 2017, Garrix was an ambassador for Italian brand Armani Exchange’s "Fall Winter 2017" campaign. The announcement was made in July 2017, along with the release of the promotional photographs on social media. [100] The promotional video, featuring Garrix wearing the brand's clothing and eyewear line, was released in August 2017. [101]

In 2018, Garrix was once again an ambassador for Armani Exchange. The promotional video for the brand's "Fall Winter 2018" campaign was released in August 2018, featuring Garrix wearing the brand's new clothing line. His collaboration track with Loopers, "Game Over", was used for the video. [102] The behind-the-scenes footage during the filming was also released by Armani Exchange. [103]

Garrix became an ambassador for AXE, launched a limited-edition Martin Garrix body spray, which was launching on September 14, 2018. To promote the partnership and the product launch, AXE and Garrix released his music video for "Burn Out" in collaboration with the brand and created by AXE's global creative agency 72andSunny Amsterdam. [104]

Philanthropy

In May 2016, Garrix headlined an event in Los Angeles [105] with all proceeds going to the non-profit organization Fuck Cancer, dedicated to early detection, prevention and providing support to those affected by cancer. [106] [107]

In November 2016, Garrix started his India tour with a special charity show in Mumbai with over 62,000 in attendance. [108] Hosted at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, the charity event's purpose was to educate Indian children with the proceeds from the show being donated to Magic Bus, who will be supporting the education of 10,000 children across the country. [108]

On 24 February 2017, Garrix was announced as an "international friend" for SOS Children's Village in South Africa, a non-profit organization that "builds families for orphaned, abandoned, and other vulnerable children around the world". [109] Speaking to Billboard , he said "it is awful that so many children around the world don't have the support of a caring family".

On 28 February 2019, Garrix visited the SOS Children's Village in South Africa while on tour for Ultra South Africa. During his visit Garrix performed a one-hour DJ set to an excited crowd of one hundred children and young people, some aged just three years old and accompanied by their SOS mothers.

Book

On 23 August 2018, Garrix posted a picture of the cover of his upcoming book MARTIN GARRIX LIFE = CRAZY, containing photographs of his career life and personal life. The photographs featured in the book were taken by Louis Van Baar. The book was released in October 2018. [110]

Discography

Filmography

TitleYearRoleNotesRef.
NCIS: Ibiza2015HimselfShort comedy film by Funny or Die [111]
The Ride2016Documentary by MTV [112]
What We Started 2017Documentary [46]

Awards and nominations

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"So Far Away" is a song by Dutch music producer Martin Garrix and French music producer David Guetta, featuring guest vocals from British singer Jamie Scott and Dutch singer Romy Dya. Released on 1 December 2017 via Stmpd Rcrds, it was written by Scott, Poo Bear, Garrix, Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort, with production handled by the latter three. The song was premiered during Garrix's performance at Tomorrowland 2017.

Pizza (song) single by Martin Garrix

"Pizza" is a song by Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix. It premiered during Garrix's headlining performance at Tomorrowland 2017 and was released through Stmpd Rcrds on 25 August 2017.

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