Martijn Garritsen (born 14 May 1996), known by his stage name "Martin Garrix", is a Dutch DJ/producer signed to Spinnin' Records. He is best known for the track "Animals", which was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries; the song has also peaked to number 1 in Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Garritsen's passion for music started at the age of 4 through learning to play guitar. By the age of 8 (in 2004) he had expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing DJ Tiesto 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 currently attends the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht.
Garritsen had his beginnings with the song "BFAM", a co-release with Julian Jordan. In 2012, he won the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award. Also in 2012, his remix of "Your Body" was released on Christina Aguilera's deluxe version of her album Lotus. The song is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha. His track "Just Some Loops", a collaboration with TV Noise appeared on the compilation album Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2.