WATCH: Martin Garrix crafts a festival-ready hit in under 5 minutes
The Amsterdam Dance Event is one of the world’s premier electronic music consortiums for numerous reasons, the most notable of which are the top notch performances from the best talent across the electronic music spectrum and the numerous panels that give insight into all facets of the music industry — from business to production. Martin Garrix was recently on hand to show off his production chops live and walk attendees through his process.
The speed with which the young producer is able to put together the bones of a new festival-ready track is most impressive. He has a workable melodic foundation in under five minutes time, all while explaining his process and rationale to the audience. While this is just a glimpse into his abilities, it wouldn’t be a shock to see this track grow into one Garrix plays out in the future.