"It's my dream to work with Ellie Goulding" - Martin Garrix
You might not know the name Martin Garrix, or the fact he's Dutch, 18 and being DJing since the age of eight, but you'll definitely have heard 'Animals', his huge club hit that has lived in the charts for almost a year now. We sat down with him a chat to find all about his plans for the rest of 2014, his collaborations with Ed Sheeran and his dream collaboration...
How has 2014 been for you so far?
"2014 has been really good to me. Lots of memorable moments, playing Coachella and Ultra Miami are some of the highlights, dreams coming true!"
Your track Animals' still feels like it’s everywhere, on the radio and in clubs, you must have been delighted with the reaction…
"Haha yeah, never expected it to turn out this huge. Still feels unreal sometimes actually. But I am very happy and thankful this all happened to me through ‘Animals’."
What do you think it is about that track that’s made it so successful?
"I think it’s the catchiness of the melody, and the big drop. People are literally going crazy when I play ‘Animals’. It has my signature sound, that I use in my other tracks such as Tremor, Wizard and Proxy as well - It works very well when I play it live!"
What are you working on at the moment?
"A lot, some really really cool collaborations. Besides that I have a lot new records ready to release, so stay tuned!"
When can we hear your collaboration with Ed Sheeran?
"Soon! Can’t tell yet."
Do you have any other collaborations you can tell us about?
"I have been in the studio with Afrojack, Dillon Francis, Tiesto, Hardwell and Dubvision lately.. All amazing new projects to work on."
Who is your dream singer to work with?
"It's my dream to work with Ellie Goulding, I just love her voice, it’s such an amazing unique sound."
Can we expect a full-length album from you?
"I’m not planning an album in the near future, want to release some more singles first, but who knows?"
What does the rest of 2014 have in store for you?
"When I’m finished with my summer tour I planned on a lot of studio time, can’t wait for that!"
When will we see you in the UK next?
"I’ll be playing EDC UK on the 12th of July!"
What have been some of your favourite tracks of 2014 so far?
"Hard question! I really enjoy Showtek’s latest releases, my collaboration with Sander van Doorn and DVBBS - 'Gold Skies' and 'Latch' by Disclosure is definitely one of my favorites!"
Where has been your favourite place to DJ so far?
"There are so many incredible places, but Coachella was magical!!"