Martin Garrix, Afrojack talk about their future, dream mentor & more with Forbes

Striking the right chord: Martin Garrix and Afrojack

Skyrocketing from last year’s #40 to #4 this year on DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJ’s list’, 18 year old sensation Martin Garrix is soaring at phenomenal heights with his pure genius. And what’s the need to worry when you have the perfect big brother in Afrojack? Signing off the year on a high at #12, Afrojack has seen it all, the fame, money, success and the grit needed to achieve the unthinkable.

Featuring on Forbes’ latest edition of 30 Under 30, both these massive talents have attained well deserved recognition for their unmatched expolits. Here, Forbes catches up with both the artists to have a little chat about they swear by and what defines them.

It’s all about having a good time

 

Martin Garrix gives shape to hforbesis ‘young and free’ image:

1. Describe what you do in two sentences or fewer.

Produce and compose (dance) music and perform as a DJ.

2. What’s your average bedtime?
4am.

3. Did you grow up poor, working class, middle class or wealth?

Middle class.
4. Who’s your dream mentor?
Calvin Harris

5. At what age did you decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?
8 years old.
6. What gadget can you not live without?
iPhone 6.

7. In one word, to what do you most attribute your success?
(My song) “Animals.”

8. What career accomplishment are you most proud of this year?
Reaching the #4 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100.

9. What are you most looking forward to in 2015?
I can’t wait till the release of my track with Ed Sheeran.


 

afrojack

Look what Afrojack has to say about his music, lifestyle and inspiration:

1. Describe what you do in two sentences.
I run a record label, studio, produce and compose music, and DJ every now and then.

2. What’s your average bedtime?
7-8am.

3. Did you grow up poor, working class, middle class or wealthy?
We had everything except money, raised by a single mom.

4. Who’s your dream mentor?
Max Martin, Frank Sinatra, Richard Branson.

5. What age did you decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?
14.

6. What gadget can you not live without?
Laptop with production software

7. In one word, to what do you most attribute your success?
Perseverance.

8. What career accomplishment are you most proud of this year?
Selling out my first solo Arena show in Amsterdam (12,000 tickets) in a weekend where all my other DJ friends were also doing shows.

9. What are you most looking forward to in 2015?
Making and releasing more music, and bringing some new talents I’ve been working with for some years out on the scene!

10. Do you have any kids?
Single dad of one beautiful girl.

Hear both Martin Garrix and Afrojack create storm together as they crank up the volume in ‘Turn Up The Speakers:

Interview credits: Forbes

Image Credits: Tumblr, Pinterest, Billboard

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