Out now on Musical Freedom Records
Right at the top of the highlights coming from this year’s Miami Music Week was the news that two of dance music’s biggest names – Martin Garrix and Tiesto – had joined forces on a groundbreaking new song – “The Only Way Is Up.” The song, which also appears in a new 7UP commercial, premiered live at the Ultra Music Festival with Martin Garrix joining Tiesto on stage for a performance to cap off Friday night’s festivities.
Set for release May 4th on Musical Freedom, “The Only Way Is Up” is THE festival season smash and the title sums it all up for Martin Garrix & Tiesto. With the young superstar on a meteoric rise to fame and the worldwide icon joining forces there’s nothing stopping them – “The Only Way is Up.”
“I’m a big fan of Martin’s music and his skills as a DJ and producer. The creative process flowed naturally from the start and I’m very happy with how the song turned out. There’s a reason why Martin is one of the hottest artists on the planet right now,”Tiesto says.
“The opportunity for me to work with my hero Tiësto was such an incredible experience. We really got to combine both of our visions on this track and the result is simply amazing. Couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.” Martin Garrix says.
Tiësto is a worldwide superstar who was voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the “#1″ DJ by Rolling Stone. He opened the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and has headlined festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival, Stereosonic, Coachella, Tomorrowland/TomorrowWorld and Electric Daisy Carnival; and has a storied residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Artists ranging from Kanye West and Coldplay to Katy Perry and John Legend have personally tapped him for high-profile remixes, while Guess, AKG and Audiofly have collaborated with him on a fashion line and headphone brands, respectively. His 2014 album A Town Called Paradise yielded his first two gold singles in the U.S. with the singles—”Wasted” [featuring Matthew Koma] and “Red Lights”—while a medley from the album also soundtracks a presentation at the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, a first for a dance music artist. With Sirius XM, he launched the “Club Life” channel (the only dance music artist to do so), nodding to his acclaimed compilation brand of the same name. In February 2015, Tiësto was awarded a Grammy in the Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical category for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me.”
At only 18-years old, having signed to Spinnin’ Records and backed by Scooter Braun, Dutch DJ superstar Martin Garrix, has become one of electronic dance music’s youngest superstars, amassing a chart-topping, high-streaming musical legacy along the way. Leaping 36 places to #4 of the DJ Mag Top 100 charts in 2014, garnering both the attention of Billboard‘s prestigious “21 Under 21” as well as Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and dropping his first BBC Essential Mix, Martin Garrix’s story is only just beginning. His global smash hit single “Animals” charted at #1 in the UK and reached international platinum status with to date more than 100 million streams on Spotify and 550 million views on YouTube. Entering 2015 with high-profile shows and festivals on the calendar and a brand new residency at Las Vegas’ super club Omnia, Martin’s ambitions continue to ramp up. He’s currently been working in the studio finishing new tracks for his debut album, including collaborations with Usher (“Don’t Look Down” is out now!), and Ed Sheeran (“Rewind Repeat It”), among many others.
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