Martin Garrix

Unreleased track theft sparks outburst from Martin Garrix

You’d think that life for the world No. 1 ranked DJ would be pretty easy, right? The thrill of playing your choice of tracks, whether they be your own or not – or even a new unreleased track – in front of thousands of people, and making a decent earning whilst you’re at it: an unrivalled aspiration for many music enthusiasts. However, despite having all of this and so much more, Martin Garrix has hit a problem, and he’s not happy at all.

With fans always wanting more, it is up to the producer to constantly create new material to use in their live sets. Over the years, Garrix has become known for his mysterious ID’s, particularly from his Ultra 2016 set in which he played 9 unreleased tracks, some of which are still unreleased. This is where the issue lies, as channel owners of music streaming giants Spotify and YouTube are uploading his ID’s as their own, or under another name. This has sparked a reaction from the tracks original creator, as Garrix took to Instagram to oust the ID thieves. In the post, he also states that he will stop doing live stream’s in which he premieres new music, and even goes as far to say that this is the reason he doesn’t test out new material in shows.

This is extremely sad news for Martin Garrix fans across the world, as his live sets have often included ID’s that have built excitement and anticipation for future releases. The action taken is in the interest of his own credibility when releasing track, which should be pretty understandable given the amount of hours producers can spend perfecting tracks. He announces at the end of the post that all official music videos will now be found on his page exclusively.

Track theft of this sort is unfortunately a common occurrence, however there is hope that in the future Garrix can continue to play out new music without the risk of it being stolen.

Martin Garrix unreleased track outburst

Lewis is a 21 year old writer and editor for We Rave You based in the UK. Since joining the team in 2018, Lewis has brought exclusive interviews with the likes of CamelPhat and Third Party to the WRY readers, and worked on collaborative projects with Anjunabeats, Kryder/Sosumi Records, and the recently launched We Rave You Magazine. He is also an active DJ and producer, playing sets across the UK and at Tomorrowland in 2019, and works collaboratively with fellow editor Jake Gable to run renowned UK company The EVENT. An advocate for the #ProgIsAlive movement, Lewis continues to bring cutting edge music content through his own sounds and his contributions to We Rave You.

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