Martin Garrix desires to become household name
Martin Garrix has ascended the ranks of dance music at an exponential rate. Now at the helm of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll, he has come a remarkably long way since “Animals”.
Now embarking on his four city tour of India, the massive performances are in conjunction with his headlining performance at the renowned Sunburn Festival. Eagerly awaited, his return to the sub-continent also entailed an interview with Times Of India.
Discussing his latest achievements and an upcoming documentary with non other than Carl Cox among others, Martin Garrix’ perspectives on a number of things came out. Including those of trends in the industry and dance music’s status in the mainstream:
“I think what makes a great DJ is a DJ that doesn’t follow trends. If you or your sound can become a trend, that’s when you know that you did it right. I want to make music that I like and don’t focus on trends while I’m in the studio working on new tracks. Experimental, deep house is the way I want to go! I want to produce more number one hits but not follow trends blindly! What I really hope to achieve in the long-term is to get that cross-over status such as Calvin Harris and Avicii. I’d love to be a household name in pop music.”
Going on to talk about his appearance in the latest documentary on dance music, “What We Started”, Martin Garrix’ role alongside Carl Cox and Steve Angello to name a couple, makes for a fascinating viewing. Mentioning is admiration for the UK titan:
“He is such a legend and has been doing this for 30 years, which is something I really look up to. I admire and respect Carl, he has so much positive energy. I’m very humbled and excited to be a part of this project! He is an amazing guy who has been in the scene for a long time. I remember listening to his music when I was younger, so to be featured in this next to him is amazing.”
Check out the complete interview here.