Martin Garrix’s festival hit ‘Torrent’ turns 5 years old

5 years have elapsed since Martin Garrix‘s iconic Big Room anthem with Sidney Samson, ‘Torrent‘ was released on Musical Freedom. Following Martin’s rapid rise to fame, the track was released after he sent a simple tweet to Tiësto. Fast forward 5 years and Garrix is now earning almost as much as his idol!

After Sidney Samson’s hit track, ‘Riverside‘ saw its release in 2009, a collaboration between an established artist and an upcoming talent only made sense. In a time dominated by Electro and Dutch House, Martin Garrix was one of many notable Big Room artists changing the landscape of the EDM scene. While Garrix string of hit releases saw him skyrocket to the top of dance music stardom, Samson never reached Garrix’s remarkable level of success.

Even though ‘Torrent’ was an undeniably successful track, it was just a small preview of what was to come. Garrix followed up with iconic festival anthems such as ‘Error 404‘ and ‘Wizard with Jay Hardway, ‘Helicopter‘ with Firebeatz, ‘Tremor‘ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and of course, his most notable track to date, ‘Animals‘. Despite ‘Animals’ being his breakout hit, Martin admitted he grew tired of constantly playing the track at various festivals.

Relive iconic mainstage anthem that was ‘Torrent’, below!

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