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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) came to a close recently, but Martin Garrix takes viewers back to his extensive preparation for the event in the most recent episode of The Martin Garrix Show. The Garrix team debuted a brand new show concept during his ADE show titled, Team Garrix Presents: Anima.
Anima is a story that features four chapters: consciousness, void, transcendence, and worlds, all of which the attendee is exposed to sonically and visually throughout the performance. As Garrix puts it, the show has truly become an “art form.”
Garrix notes during the episode, “I’ve been looking forward to this week for a long long time. The preparation that went into this week compared to any other show is not even fair. It’s not comparable.”
As viewers watch what goes into the graphics, music videos, lighting, and studio preparation, the aforementioned comment’s validity becomes apparent. The ADE show coincided with Garrix’s full release of his Bylaw EP, wherein he released five tracks in five days. Bylaw collaborators Dyro and Blinders both make cameos during the momentous episode.
Martin Garrix has released the first single with a music video, “Breach (Walk Alone)” with Blinders, in what appears to be a five-songs-in-five-days strategy. Garrix has been playing this song out since Tomorrowland 2018.
The antsy intro falls upon orchestral violins into big room organized chaos. The second verse introduces smokey vocals that supplement an exuberant anticipation build into the high energy, glitchy mayhem from the previous drop. Doused in dark, vision-doubling, eerie visuals, the music video directed by Damian Karsznia complements the hauntingly fragmented production style to a tee.
DJ Mag‘s No. 1 DJ for the last two years expressed his dual disappointment and excitement about the situation on Twitter. The five single to come out are “Access,” “Yottabyte,” “Latency,” “Breach,” and “Waiting for Tomorrow.”
besides the fact that every single surprise upcoming week got leaked I’m still STOOOKED to share it with you guys ahah pic.twitter.com/LF2Bs4A1Nh
After Martin Garrix got behind the decks during this year’s Tomorrowland, he did not waste any time at all before premiering a new Blinders ID that got the entire dance music world talking. Now, the rising Polish phenomenon is continuing his residency through Garrix’ STMPD Records imprint with a scorching start to fall through the official release of ‘Leaving’.
‘Leaving’ proceeds in pure Blinders fashion, as he indulges in a bouncy, rhythmic house instrumental backed by undeniably catchy lyrics that prove yet again that the burgeoning talent is a force to be reckoned with. A high energy future-house drop tied together with a vigorous lead and playful synths all come together for a production that certainly checks off all of the boxes required for a Garrix-supported mainstage anthem.
It goes without saying that ‘Leaving’ has made a lasting impression for fans over the past few months; anticipation has grown tenfold, but it has not been the only Blinders’ ID that his followers have been craving. Martin Garrix also debuted a supposed collaboration between the two veterans during the Tomorrowland performance. While details remain sparse, it’s surely only a matter of time before the track sees the light of day as ADE inches closer.
Martin Garrix and David Guetta’s collaboration “So Far Away” has deservingly received its very own six-track remix pack. When the single dropped Dec. 1, it received split reviews, as Garrix’s music has long been divisive in the EDM community. Surely, though, if listeners hadn’t enjoyed the original they were sure to enjoy the plethora of alternatives it would soon spawn. Now, the Jamie Scott and Romy Dya-led hit has done just that.
Garrix has gathered six remixes of “So Far Way,” ranging in sounds. With an amped future bass take by Blinders, a more big room, future house take by Nicky Romero and a deep house dive by way of BLR, Garrix suggests that the track’s true grandeur is its ability to shine in a wide variety of interpretations.