The first time Martin Garrix came into my life I had just begun to listen to EDM. It was something I was trying to force myself into liking (yes, I went through some stuff really late in my life, let’s drop it now) so I didn’t really like it. However, I thought the kid, who was 17 back then, was pretty cool and that he knew what he was doing. And his music stuck in my head.
A little later, I was crazy about his single Don’t look down (yes, once again, I went through some stuff really late in my life, let’s drop it now) and I started to really appreciate his work.
During his concert in Tomorrowland 2016, I experienced one of the happiest moments in my life, weird as it may sound. Although I was surrounded by a humongous crowd, I managed to get myself a little bit backwards so I could move (and breath) and I danced, jumped and sang like crazy, ignoring everyone and everything else, except for the stage, the fireworks and, of course, the music.
It felt like real freedom.
Today, DJ Mag named him the 1st DJ in the world.
There may be a lot of discussions and critical points about quality in electronic music. Regardless, the kid, who’s still so young, is able to keep thousands of people dancing and having fun for over an hour. That’s impressive.
You don’t have to be a fan of Bob Dylan in order to be a true literature… music (I got confused!) lover.