Bringing Down the House

Barely in his twenties, Martin Garrix has already been voted as the best DJ in the world twice! The house music maestro, recently in India, talks to THE MAN about his set list, drinking and er...pesky Bollywood filmmakers! Excerpts from an exclusive interview.


You are 21 years and already (considered) the #1 DJ! What plans for your 30s?!

I hope to just keep doing what I love for many years to come and who knows what will be going on in 10 years time. It would be great to have created more music that I can proudly look back at.

A day in the life of a ‘boy wonder’.

It’s very busy. My life is very exciting and I’m constantly making incredible memories. The thing I really like is to feel like you’re inspiring and entertaining so many people with your music and that feeling will never get old. It can get a little crazy at times when you want to do normal day-to-day things, but luckily I don’t experience that too much.

The legal drinking age in most Indian cities is 25 years. Does that kind’a ruin the party for you?

I didn’t know that, but this won’t change anything for me at all. It doesn’t ruin the party for me, I like a drink every now and then, but I don’t need it to have a good time.

How do you decide your music set for a country like India?

My set does change from time to time, sometimes I add tracks, sometimes I leave some tracks out, but it all has to do with how I am feeling. I adjust my set on the reaction that I’m getting from the crowd.

Performing in India

It’s always good to see Indian fans, I’ve already made some amazing memories here.

You have performed in India before, do you get hounded by Bollywood filmmakers?

(Laughs) Not yet… Not yet! 


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