Martijn Garritsen (born May 14, 1996), commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and producer. He is best known for the track "Animals", which was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries; the song has also peaked at number 1 in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and number 3 in Ireland. His single "Wizard", produced with Jay Hardway, was also successful in numerous countries in 2014. Debuting at number 40 of DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs in 2013, he is currently ranked number 4 in 2014. And in 2015, he gained his position from ranked No. 4 to ranked No. 3, behind Hardwell (at Number 2) and Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (at Number 1).
Garrix's passion for music started through learning to play guitar. In 2004 he had expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing DJ Tiësto playing at the Olympic games in Athens. Garritsen took particular inspiration from the track "Traffic", prompting him to download specialist software and enabling him to start composing. Garritsen recently finished the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht. Martin Garrix uses multiple aliases, however GRX is one of them. He also ghost writes tracks for other artists, despite this, only one in fifty of his tracks make it out to the public.
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