During ADE 2016, Martin Garrix dropped one track each day throughout the week of the event, October 15-21, forming the EP "Seven", released October 28, 2016.
The seven tracks was co-written by Martin Garrix in collaboration with other producers such as Jay Hardway, Julian Jordan or Florian Picasso. About the project, Martin Garrix said :
“Releasing these seven tracks is my way of saying thank you for the ongoing support from my fans. I can’t say it enough. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys. Hope you’ll enjoy each and every track that will be up uploaded the coming seven days”
For each of the 7 titles, Martin Garrix, in collaboration with the Kallenbach Gallery in Amsterdam, hired a contemporary artist to create the artworks. The making of the works, 2x2 meters size, created in 6 hours each, was filmed in slow motion and serves as a videoclip for each tune. The selected artists are Zedz, Kamp Horst, Eric Basstein, X-O, Telmo Miel, SIT and Said Kinos. Later some of these paintings were sold to benefit charities, Martin kept the Sun is Never Going Down painting, created by X-O, to hang in his STMPD studios. By the way, artist SIT has also created a new 2x3 meter painting to decorate the entrance of the studio (no direct relation with this Seven project).
Martin Garrix worked almost one year on these titles. As usual, while working on it, he performed the tunes on shows, to get his audience reactions and to make it better.
On Halloween 2015, Martin played SPOTLESS for the first time at Escape Psycho Circus, in the USA.
SUN IS NEVER GOING DOWN was introduced as an ID during Ultra Miami 2016, just like HOLD ON AND BELIEVE and WELCOME.
Martin Garrix played the crazy MAKE UP YOUR MIND in Alfa Future People festival, in Russia on July 23rd, 2016.
Before to become a famous anthem, TOGETHER was played for the very first time, instrumental only during Tomorrowland 2016. One month later, Martin played the final version, with John Martin's voice, in Vietnam.
At least, he premiered WIEE on September 3rd, 2016 at Home Festival, in Italy.
Released on Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Produced by Martin Garrix & Mesto
Artwork by Said Kinos
SUN IS NEVER GOING DOWN
Released on Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Produced by M. Garrix feat. D. Golden
Artwork by X-O
Released on Monday, October 17th, 2016
Produced by M. Garrix & Jay Hardway
Artwork by Eric Basstein
HOLD ON AND BELIEVE
Released on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Produced by Martin Garrix
feat. The Federal Empire
Artwork by ZEDZ
Released on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Produced by M. Garrix & J. Jordan
Artwork by SIT
Released on Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Produced by M.Garrix
feat. Matisse & Sadko
Artwork by Telmo Miel
MAKE UP YOUR MIND
Released on Friday, October 21st, 2016
Produced by M. Garrix & F.Picasso
Artwork by Kamp Horst
A very eventful week for Martin Garrix, with this acclaimed EP, two sold-out shows at RAI Amsterdam and the consecration with the trophy of Best DJ of the year by DJ Mag. How better to conclude the first year of STMPD RCRDS ?!