The Sherp had quick chat with the young Dutch sensation about producing, life and how much he loves the ‘Indian crowd’.
Handling success at such a young age can be a tricky predicament. This stage of life is one of the hardest to ride through but a certain 18 year old from Holland is doing it right. Martijn Garritsen was a relatively unknown figure if you wind back the clocks a couple of years. Fast forward to 2014, this name has become a primary figure in the electronic dance music industry.
Prior to his much anticipated India tour this weekend, The Sherp caught up with Martin for a brief chat. Here’s what went down.
What made you want to become a DJ? What would you be doing if you weren’t a DJ?
When I was younger I always looked up to big DJ’s like Tiesto, I just knew that this was what I wanted to do. If I didn’t become a DJ I would probably do something else with music, I love music.
Looking back at your career so far, how difficult has it been to juggle school with touring all around the world? This could be valuable intel for youngsters all around the world?
I’ve had the luck that my school scheduled my classes around my touring schedule. They were very supportive; I managed to get my degree this way.
What is your ideal day like?
My ideal day is hanging out with my friends and family, making music, partying and having fun.
You are currently being managed by the best in the industry. How did Scooter Braun come about?
He reached out to me when I was growing as an artist, he’s a great guy and he has done great things for my career.
You’ve been to India before, what do you have to say about the dance music scene here?
The dance scene in India is definitely getting bigger. I would love to see it becoming huge! The Indian crowd is great. I love India!
Martin Garrix will be touring India this weekend. You can buy your tickets HERE.
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