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Here is one of the youngest up-and-coming DJs out there right now.

Martijn Garritsen, best known by his stage name “Martin Garrix,” is a Dutch DJ signed to Spinnin’ Records.  He is best known for his hit single “Animals,” which was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries and has peaked at number 1 in Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Garritsen, who is currently only 17 years old, started off with his release of the song “BFAM” in 2012, which was a co-release with felow DJ Julian Jordan.  In 2012, he won the Nightlife Award during the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award.

In 2013, he co-released “Torrent,” with Sidney Samson on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Label.  Garritsen also gained considerable fame with his solo release “Animals” which was released on June 16, 2013.  The song was a huge hit on charts all throughout Europe, and Garritsen soon became the youngest person ever to reach the number 1 spot on Beatport, the very popular online electronic music store.  Garritsen also appeared on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ list in 2013 as a new entry at number 40.

Garrix has a bright future ahead of him if he can continue to release tracks as catchy and danceable as “Animals” and his new co-released song “Wizard” with fellow DJ, Jay Hardway; he’ll be a DJ to keep an eye out for.  All of his songs tend to have a catchy, almost percussion-like section to them that helps keep the song stuck in the listeners head and makes the song all the more fun to dance to.  At 17, Garrix has already seen a huge amount of acclaim and success and hopefully he can continue to produce songs of his previous tracks caliber.

Below are some of his biggest hits so far.  Keep an eye out for Garrix.  I think he’ll be as big as Tiesto someday.

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