Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS to host its own stage at Ultra Music Festival for the first time in 2019

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Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS to host its own stage at Ultra Music Festival for the first time in 2019Martin Garri Ultra

If 2018 has proven anything, it’s that Martin Garrix cannot be stopped. The producer has continued his stream of chart topping crossover releases — he put out a 5-track club ready progressive EP, and he teamed up with unexpected subway singer Mike Yung for a gospel-inspired “Dreamer,” proving that the young beatmaker isn’t letting celebrity get in the way of creativity, in terms of breaking the EDM mold.

While Garrix himself has seen considerable success in 2018, his label STMPD RCRDS has gone from just finding its footing to a blooming powerhouse of a label in just a little more than a year. After hosting stages at Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, and having a label night during Amsterdam Dance Event, in 2019 STMPD RCRDS will be hosting a stage at Ultra Music Festival for the first time. The STMPD RCRDS Stage will feature label frequenters Matisse & Sadko, TV Noise, Lost Frequencies, Junior Sanchez, Brooks, and of course, Garrix himself. Hosting a stage at Ultra will continue to build on the label’s continued success, and this showcases that STMPD is a force to be reckoned with after hosting a stage at one of the most prestigious festivals in the world.

Martin Garrix put up a year for the books in 2018, and with a full stage secured at Ultra next year, it looks like he’ll be continuing his hot streak into 2019.

Old friends Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan finally release third collaboration

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Old friends Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan finally release third collaborationGlitch Artwork

Friends from their teenage years, Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan have teamed up for their third collaboration, “Glitch.” Previous releases together include “BFAM” and “Welcome,” the latter of which is still frequently played in both artists’ live sets.

Dancing Astronaut spoke with Jordan in 2017, who went into detail about why Garrix was his favorite person to collaborate with. He said, “We are just really on the same wavelength as artists and kind of approach things the same way. A lot of the time you get in the studio with someone and they just want to do things their way, but with Martin, we work really well together and bounce ideas off of each other.” This is certainly proven true through the multiple hits they have produced together, and “Glitch” is no exception.

The collaboration is upbeat with the progressive electronic synths the duo are known for with tracks like “Welcome.” A swift build culminates in an energy-inducing drop, making it a perfect addition to their collection. Garrix and Jordan started working on the track six years ago and only recently decided to finish it.

The track is out now on Garrix’s STMPD Records.

Martin Garrix continues his release spree with the highly anticipated collaboration with Dyro, ‘Latency’

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Martin Garrix continues his release spree with the highly anticipated collaboration with Dyro, ‘Latency’6.27.15 Martin Garri OMNIA Photo Credit Al Powers

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.

Martin Garrix drops the first single from his upcoming five-track release spree, ‘Breach (Walk Alone)’ with Blinders

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Martin Garrix drops the first single from his upcoming five-track release spree, ‘Breach (Walk Alone)’ with BlindersUnnamed 2

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.”

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Cazztek gets a Martin Garrix co-sign on new single, ‘Down Like That’

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Cazztek gets a Martin Garrix co-sign on new single, ‘Down Like That’Cazztek Press Shot

Cazztek is back with a new single titled “Down Like That,” in collaboration with Man 3 Faces. Cazztek’s new drop comes by way of Martin Garrix‘s continually dominant STMPD RCRDS, pushing a quirky G-house inspired blend on his latest product.

“Down Like That” is a certified club burner, clocking in at three minutes of straight grooving, upbeat footwork house. The kick-snare combo is intertwined with chopped rap vocals throughout, weaving stylistic hip-hop accents into the fold for a sure-shot setlist weapon. Cazztek drops off a well-rounded dance party piece that’s primed for heavy DJ set rotations and bound to continue raising the emerging force’s profile on “Down Like That”. Fans can catch Cazztek perform at Martin Garrix’s closing party at Ushuaïa Ibiza later this month.

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‘The Martin Garrix Show’ continues third season with episode two [Watch]

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‘The Martin Garrix Show’ continues third season with episode two [Watch]Martin Garri Quinn Tucker Coachella G0225014

The Martin Garrix Show, now in its third season, invites fans of the electronic wunderkind to venture even further into Garrix‘s world and in the show’s newest episode, Garrix expands upon the third season’s opener in Amsterdam. The latest installment in the series follows Martin Garrix from his set at RAI Convention Center for Amsterdam Dance Event to STMPD RCRDS‘ newly established recording studios, also located in Amsterdam.

Episode two garnishes its coverage of Garrix’s ADE performance with exhilarating clips of the producer’s live setup — rigged with accenting light and LEDs, including pyrotechnic bursts, billows of smoke, and a scarlet balloon drop. “This isn’t my work, this is our work,” Garrix states at the video’s end, in a direct address to listeners that underscores the young DJ’s gratitude for the fan base that has so ardently embraced his music since he originally struck gold with “Animals” back in 2013, but also the extensive team of people that help make the international star’s work a reality.

Dyro – Bring It Down

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Dyro is known for his ability to produce smooth electro house tracks juxtaposed with heavy bass tracks. He has gone dubstep for his debut release on Martin Garrix‘s STMPD RCRDS titled “Bring It Down.”

The monstrous production features commanding vocals that fall into a hectic and heavy drop manufactured for live performance. The Amsterdam based DJ and producer is sure to drop this in upcoming performances, and fans can see him at Balaton Sound festival in Hungary.

Crash Land slings out celestial hip-hop gem, ‘Time Warp’

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It was only a matter of time until an impressive new artist crash-landed into the ears of millions by way of Martin Garrix’s record label, STMPD RCRDS.

As it just so happens, that moment has arrived. Garrix’s first signee, Crash Land, have released their second single “Time Warp,” following their self-titled debut.

In an amalgamation of sweet nostalgia and soft synths, rapper Crash Land achieves a celestial, melodic flow — one that surely takes its listener on a journey through the sonic time spectrum. “Time Warp” is a cohesive, fresh futuristic take on hip-hop, and yet, it’s one that finds its balance among infused elements of the past. It’s a number glimmering in originality, one that brings innovators like Flying Lotus to mind.

According to Crash Land, the track tells the story of an all-encompassing love and desire that knows no boundaries of time or place. As it begins, listeners are given a mere glimpse into the future, as a wave of euphoria washes over them. Subtle instrumentals are layered underneath the rappers wherein a sharp drum sequence takes its listeners forward in time.

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Listen to Martin Garrix’s collaboration with Matisse & Sadko, ‘Forever’

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For months, Martin Garrix fans have been waiting to get their hands on a fixture in his summer sets: “Forever,” a collaboration with Matisse & Sadko. “Forever” marks the fourth time Garrix has teamed up with Matisse & Sadko, following hits like  “Dragon,” “Break Through The Silence,” and “Together.” Like its predecessors, “Forever” is a well-rounded festival anthem, complete with  and a dramatic organ introduction and a nostalgia-inducing melody.

The melodic house collaboration comes just days after the release of Garrix’s track with Brooks, “Boomerang,” which he put out under his old alias Grx.

“Forever” is out now on STMPD RCRDS.

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