STMPD RCRDS was founded by Martin Garrix on March 4th of 2016, which marks their 5th anniversary yesterday. With a clear vision of putting artists first, focusing on quality over quantity, and being open-minded and innovative, a small and nimble team quickly built the foundation of STMPD RCRDS as it stands today.
Martin Garrix: ”It feels very unreal, but I’m super excited and proud to celebrate the platform we built together, thanks to the amazing artists, team, and of course the support from the fans all around the world. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart!”
The past 5 years have seen the label release over 400 tracks from 250 artists including Julian Jordan, Justin Mylo, Mattise & Sadko, Dillon Francis, DubVision, Salvatore Ganacci, Brooks, and many more, across a length of genres from tech-house and downtempo to progressive, electro-house, a bit of trap and future bass and everything in between.
They also quickly started presenting their artists at festivals, with STMPD Stages at the world’s leading festivals including Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, Sziget, and Lollapalooza Berlin amongst many others. During the pandemic they haven’t been sitting still, setting up their Livestream concept STMPD RCRDS Festival, as well as participating in other live stream events such as Hydeout Festival and Djakarta Warehouse project.
The label’s online concepts have grown over the past years with the monthly STMPD RCRDS radio in which they follow one of their artists for a day, guessing IDs, and the STMPD RCRDS quiz, giving fans a chance to get to know their favorite artists even more. Last year they also released their first-ever producer pack with label frequenter Julian Jordan.
With a strong team and a superstar at its helm, it comes as no surprise that the label is going from strength to strength and that this will be continued in the years moving forward.