At just 21 years old, Martin Garrix has established himself as a behemoth of both the electronic and pop worlds. If 2013 was his breakthrough year, 2016 was the year he staked his claim as more than a dance music A-lister. Dance music remains his focus—but Garrix's horizons have broadened dramatically. Next to that, his own STMPD RCRDS label is releasing new music from other great (upcoming) artists.
Martin's move into the world of pop and the mainstream at large should come as little surprise. His 2013 debut Animals went to No. 1 in the UK and he quickly embraced his appeal to the wider world, collaborating with megastars like Tiësto, Avicii and Usher. In The Name Of Love marked the next chapter in his efforts for crossover domination, including an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and 2 wins at the MTV EMA’s. In 2017, he released more stunning singles including Scared to be Lonely and There For You. The synergy between his studio and live shows is undeniable, and has landed him the #1 spot on DJ Mag Top 100 for 2016 and 2017. He performs the biggest festivals in the world, from Coachella and Lollapalooza, to Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland, and 2017 saw him hold down a residency at Omnia, Las Vegas as well as 2 season-long shows on Ibiza at Ushuaïa and Hï.
Forging a phenomenal career that belies his age, Martin Garrix has achieved what many could only have dreamed of in a lifetime. One thing is for certain, he is only just getting started.
British singer and actress Rita Ora rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position. In 2014, her single "I Will Never Let You Down" became her fourth UK number one, and she featured on Iggy Azalea's single "Black Widow", which reached the top five in the UK and the US. The lead single from her upcoming second studio album, "Your Song", reached number seven in the UK, in July 2017.
As well as singing, Rita Ora has had numerous film and TV appearances including parts in Spivs and Fifty Shades of Grey and has also been a judge on the X factor, The Voice and America’s Top Model. Rita Ora is back. With 2 out of her 3 latest singles: Your Song,’ ‘Anywhere’ and ‘For You,’ the smash hit from the third instalment of the 50 Shades of Grey films with Liam Payne currently charting in the top 5 she’s also returning to the stage for an epic UK headline tour in 2018.
Following his discovery through a Radio 1 talent search, which led to him opening the iconic Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend in 2011, Danny Howard has become an influential Presenter, Producer, and all-round champion of electronic music.
Well-respected as one of the world’s leading dance music DJs, he’s had a hand in supporting the early careers of global superstars such as Martin Garrix, Duke Dumont and Rudimental, and gained props from all across the scene; from Eric Prydz to Calvin Harris, Dusky, and Gorgon City.
Danny Howard presented Radio 1’s Dance Anthems for more than five years before joining Pete Tong and Annie Mac on the legendary Friday night dance line-up. Expect the best in house and underground dance music: “a true reflection of what I play out when I DJ. Expect back-to-back fire for two hours!
With a reputation that has been built up over 20-years, Sanchez has proved he is not one to miss; with a back catalogue of mixes and original tracks handcrafted for the club, and his ongoing Release Yourself guest mix series that has seen a plethora of renowned artists over the years. Such a reference for all house music lovers, his most prominent references include the distinguished album First Contact which Roger reached the top of the lists on the UK and his single Another Chance became chart-topping hit in 2001. Another fact making New Yorker Roger Sanchez a legend on the international house music scene is his weekly radio show Release Yourself, with more than 15 million listeners around the globe and broadcasted over a hundred stations worldwide.
Monki is a underground tastemaker championing new electronic talent on her Radio 1 & 1Xtra slot.
She was signed to Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust roster in 2012, but soon singled out for her own slot.
Monki is a resident on Annie Mac’s touring club night “AMP” and a fixture behind the decks at clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe. As a radio DJ catering for the best new dance music, Monki’s inundated with quality unsigned tracks. In 2012 she set up her digital label Zoo Music and continues to release music from some of her favourite new producers.
Monki’s radio show is all about extending that weekend feeling on what, for many, is the worst day of the week!