Watch: Martin Garrix close the 2018 Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics may not have an exclusive EDM-entry point yet, but it seems the games have decidedly tapped the world’s “No. 1 DJ,” Martin Garrix, to be 2018’s torchbearer for electronic music.
Similar to when Tiësto opened the games in 2004, Garrix’s performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a sight to behold.
Understandably, playing the Closing Ceremony was a deeply personal experience for Garrix.
“I once got inspired to get started with electronic music because I saw Tiesto play the 2004 Olympics in Athens,” he explained. Continuing, “That I got the opportunity to recreate that moment myself is such a huge honor. I can only hope and dream that my performance will inspire others like Tiesto’s inspired me.”