It’s hard to believe it’s taken just two remarkable years for Martin Garrix to go from ‘one hit wonder’ to the No.3 DJ in the world. And throughout that time, it’s easy to forget or overlook the personal struggles he’s had to overcome in order to have achieved all he has to date.
With such status at such a young age, having signed the infamous “Animals” to Spinnin’ Records at just 16, Garrix recently opened up about the immense pressure he felt to follow-up with not just another track, but another good one.
“I felt a lot of pressure to follow up the success…and that was a problem. I was caring too much.”
Now touring the world’s biggest festivals, settling into a major Las Vegas residency and a seemingly never-ending list of collaborations that demand studio time, it’s fair to say Martin Garrix put’s in the hours – and still manages to keep a smile on his face.
“It’s not work, I love what I do…I would feel bad if I would call it work.”
However it’s not been easy for the youngster, admitting he’s had to overcome to personal barriers to get to where he is today:
“After Ultra this year, I did a set with a lot of my own music…and it came out with so many greater comments that I’m more chill right now, there’s no pressure at all…I can be myself and that’s the best feeling ever.”
Having found his original mojo once again, it fair to say very few have been complaining at the Dutchman’s run of form in 2015, with additions to his portfolio that super-seed “Animals” in more ways than one. And with Nicky Romero’s recent admission to suffering from anxiety, this act’s once again as a reminder to remember our favourite DJ/Producer’s are still humans as well.
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Interview by: FaceCulture