Even Martin Garrix gets sick apparently, which is what the producer tells his fans and tries to convince himself he will get over as he walks up to his Tomorrowland main stage set. The newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show shows the producer with a sore throat as he is fading quickly before his set approaches. Mentor David Guetta tops his sick day off by playing Garrix’s unreleased track “Yottabyte” before the producer goes on, which is what Garrix was planning on opening with.
Garrix fans know that he premiered the track “High on Life” featuring Bonn at the festival, and viewers get a behind the scenes view of how he flew the artist in last minute to showcase the track on the main stage. Dua Lipa also talks to viewers about her first Tomorrowland performance, rounding out the episode with high profile performances and, as always, a look into Garrix’s hectic world.
Martin Garrix caps off ADE week with the fifth and final release from his new EP, now revealed to be named BYLAW.
The five-track compilation is the long-awaited release of the music we have heard Garrix feature in his sets this festival season. The final track of the week is titled “Waiting for Tomorrow,” and it’s unlikely that Garrix enthusiasts haven’t been listening to a bootleg version of the song since Garrix started performing it in 2015. The collaboration with Pierce Fulton was feared to never be released, but three years later, it’s finally here.
The track features vocals by Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, adding a new dynamic and contrasting from the pop-leaning vocals of many of the producer’s recent releases. The collaboration is also not without a good story, as Pierce Fulton posted on his Instagram the story about how the track came to be.
The EP is fully out now on Garrix’s own STMPD Records.
Something seems to be brewing in the Martin Garrix world. The EDM wunderkind has been on an ambitious release streak, putting out three new singles in the span of a week while also teasing something mysterious on his website. No word as to what exactly he has planned — be it an upcoming EP, or an album — however, Garrix is continuing his ongoing roll with a fourth single.
“Access” is a particularly special one to fans, having been played out initially as a sought-after ID under the name of “Chinatown.” Name change aside, the track’s makeup remains the same as what had initially caught attention in the first place, catalyzing a euphoric rush in its listeners with its light, easygoing synthwork and nostalgic riffs that feel like a warm breeze on a sunny day. Whatever Garrix has planned, it seems like quite the venture, and followers are anxiously awaiting to see the final product.
Martin Garrix has released the third single and music video in his five-day release spree. On October 17, he dropped the highly anticipated track, “Latency” featuring Dyro, which premiered at Tomorrowland 2018.
With massive drum right off the bat, big synths are filtered in through anticipation risers and then fully introduced alongside everyone’s favorite instrument: the cowbell. The energy builds with notes of early electro house from acts like Dada Life and Deorro, and the drop doesn’t shy away from that theme. That big synth is back sounding louder than ever with a thumping kick pounding through the gritty, melodic notes. A second verse introduces a new, wind instrument-sounding synth that’s later accompanied by a vocal melody that congeals into the heavier original melody.
So far, all three music videos were directed by Damian Karsznia, and there’s no reason to think the next two aren’t similar. Glitchy, cool, quick-paced clips battle back and forth, showcasing different people. In the video for “Latency,” parkour clips complement the dangerous, big lead-synth on the track.
Garrix is known for teasing unreleased tracks into his sets sometimes years before release. In that vein, hardcore fans will find both new singles all too familiar thanks to his episodic integration of the songs into both his live performance and his The Martin Garrix Show series.
“Yottabyte” combines a light chime melody with a string arrangement that cascades into an electro-house drop. Both releases this week have been a touch less commercial-leaning compared to recent collaborations like “Oceans” and “High on Life,” giving old-school Garrix fans reason to revel. Garrix debuted the tune during his Tomorrowland Mainstage set, a sublime backdrop for the momentous production.
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
Martin Garrix is up to something. From the looks of his website, his iconic plus symbol takes over the screen with a static video filling the void. Some have speculated it could be a slew of dream collaborations and releases. The producer has already denied rumors that it’s a full-length effort.
Garrix’s fan club shared a video on Twitter with five static blocks that their idol shared on his Instagram stories. Some have speculated it’s a five-track EP consisting of the following:
Martin Garrix – Access
Martin Garrix & Blinders – ID
Martin Garrix & Ryan Tedder – Wanna Live Tonight
Martin Garrix & Dyro – Surge
Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan – ID
Garrix also teased images of five fingers. In 2016, the producer from the Netherlands released series of tracks in honor of ADE. Perhaps 2018 has something similar in store, but only time will tell.
Watch Martin Garrix‘s team put together a six room music video shoot in an empty warehouse on a week’s notice in the latest episode of The Martin Garrix Show. The music video they are filming for is for Garrix’s hit collaboration with Khalid, and the shoot is not without it’s momentary downfalls given the short notice. This includes a moment where a swarm of bats descends on the set, however the staff and artist seemingly keep their cool, after all, Garrix knows a thing or two about “Animals” anyway. Zing!
Garrix and Khalid chat about the collaboration, noting that a tweet is what actually spurred the initial idea for the two to work together. A series of FaceTime calls later, and “Oceans” was in motion. The Dutch producer wrote the song initially on a boat with a guitar, and sent the idea to the “Young, Dumb, and Broke” crooner. Khalid responded with “I call dibs,” and Garrix reflects that it even made him upset — he thought Khalid called someone about the track, as he was not familiar with the American colloquialism. The producer speaks about how “Oceans” is an evolution of his sound thanks to its simplistic and instrumental nature. He notes that he will certainly produce more hard hitting electronic tracks in the future, but the variety and experimentation is what currently keeps him interested.
When it comes to music production, Martin Garrix knows only the accelerator—brakes be damned. Eponymous star of The Martin Garrix Show, the wunderkind DJ confirmed through Twitter that he has a “lot of new music” poised for release.
Per the tweet, the trajectory of his new material will first include “a bunch of MG music,” followed by “some area21 ideas” that currently remain works in progress. Area21 is Garrix’s two-part alias, comprised of the 22-year-old producer and Maejor. Garrix and Maejor have released a slew of singles to date under their Area21 moniker, including 2018’s “Happy.”
2018 has proven to be a particularly industrious year for Garrix, who has put out a series of standalone singles over the course of the year, published several successive installments of The Martin Garrix Show (now in its third season), and has recently partnered with AXE to develop the brand’s newly founded music platform, AXE Music. Garrix enthusiasts can shorten their wait for the producer’s next release with episode five of The Martin Garrix Show, available here.
yesss lot of new music! dropping a bunch of MG music first and then gonna take some time to properly finish some area21 ideas, there’s some crazy music coming up
Hakkasan Group is pulling out all the stops for Halloween 2018. The Las Vegas hospitality giant is extending Halloween to a full week, running holiday themed festivities at each of their properties across the strip, spanning from October 25 – October 31. As the month winds down, an eclectic cast of talent will descend upon Vegas — drawing the likes of Steve Aoki, Kaskade, ZEDD, NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Borgore, and Lil Uzi Vert to name a few, for one of the busiest party weeks of the year.
JEWEL, Hakkasan, OMNIA, and 1 OAK Nightclub will also feature supporting sets from DJ Drama, Illenium, and others across Halloween week. Along with themed club decor and unbeatable nightly lineups, OMNIA is even hosting a costume contest with a $5,000 grand prize. For a full list of lineups and events, head to Hakkasan Group’s website.