Part of the explosion of Dutch electronic music producers who emerged during the early 2010s, Martin Garrix spun a bright blend of progressive house, electro, and future bass, breaking through in 2013 with his international, multi-platinum hit "Animals" from his debut effort, Gold Skies. Topping DJ rank lists in the late 2010s, he climbed the charts with high profile crossover collaborations with Bebe Rexha ("In The Name of Love"), Dua Lipa ("Scared To Be Lonely"), David Guetta ("So Far Away"), and Khalid ("Ocean").
Born Martijn Gerard Garritsen in Amstelveen, Garrix kicked off his career in a high-profile way, first landing on the dance charts with his 2012 remix of Christina Aguilera's "Your Body." The then-16-year-old DJ spent 2012 remixing Aguilera, signing with Spinnin' Records, and releasing the "BFAM" single in collaboration with Julian Jordan. In 2013 he released his breakthrough solo single, "Animals," which hit number one in the U.K. and reached the Top Ten in eight other countries. The track would eventually be certified platinum in the U.S., U.K., and across Europe.