Official highlight from Djakarta Warehouse Project
Yesterday, Martin Garrix become the headliner of Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) virtual festival. He open the set with Animals + Poison intro as he walk to the stage and shout, “Whats up Djakarta Warehouse Project! My name is Martin Garrix & I miss you guys”. After 1 hour of energetic music, he end the set with In The Name Of Love and said “Thank you so much for tuning in, thank you so much for listening, and see you guys really soon. Love you!” As usual, Martin Garrix bring his contagious energy on stage even though this was a virtual livestream and not the normal DWP as usual due to pandemic. Not to mention the visual for DWP Virtual Festival was so pretty and comparable to Tomorrowland digital festival. For those of you who hasn’t watch the set, you can watch it in the video below.
Since there were so many people trying to access the livestream when it’s near his time to perform, the festival experience technical difficulties. More than 22 thousands people rushed to watch Martin Garrix’s livestream. His performance in Garuda V stage was the talk of the town with so many praise from fans and people alike that #DWPV and Martin Garrix was trending for 8 and 6 hours in Indonesia, respectively (data from getdaytrends.com).
In DWP 2016 interview, Martin Garrix said he’s happy to perform in Indonesia because the audience is so dope and give him good energy. Martin Garrix himself has Indonesian blood since his grandfather is from Indonesia. Moreover, Indonesia is one of Martin Garrix’s biggest fanbase with more than 1 million of his Instagram followers come from Indonesia. I hope that after the pandemic is over and it’s safe to tour again Martijn will really come to Indonesia and perform in person.
Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) is one of the biggest electronic music festival in Asia which annually held in Indonesia. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, this year’s edition of DWP will be held virtually on 19-20 December 2020 with several world renowned DJ such as our beloved Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Yellow Claw & Vini Vici to be its headliners.
This virtual fest is free and can be accessed by people live in Asian countries but you must be over 18 years old to watch it. For Indonesia citizen, the free pass can be obtain here. All you need to do is to enter your personal information, including your KTP. If you have difficulties and the system said “data not match” then you should left the “last name” part empty and just write your full name in the “first name” section. For people outside Indonesia, you can get your free pass here. You need to enter your passport number to get the pass.
Aside from Martin Garrix, Julian Jordan and Justin Mylo from STMPD Records will also perform. By the way, Martijn’s performance will be in Garuda V stage at 00.00 WIB (12 a.m Jakarta time/GMT + 7). Are you excited to watch the first virtual DWP? Comment below and let me know.
Martin Garrix is one of the most famous DJ and house producer worldwide. He had won the first place of DJ Mag Top 100 DJ from 2016 to 2018. When he came as one of the headliners at DWP 2019, Martin Garrix briefly chatted with the Kumparan team. With a very friendly smile, the 23-year-old DJ was willing to tell us a lot about the beginning of his career.
Martin Garrix stated that he had known electronic dance music (EDM) since he was 8 years old. Apparently, there is a famous DJ from the Netherlands who gave him a lot of inspiration. “Tiesto was the first DJ to inspire me. I still remember well, when I was 8 years old I watched Tiesto’s stage at the Olympics. At that time, I felt he looked so cool when standing alone on the stage with a DJ set”, Garrix told Kumparan at JIExpo, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.Continue reading “[Interview] Martin Garrix: “If I’m Not A DJ I Might Become A Pianist Or A Band Member” | 14 December 2019”
Tempo, 14 December 2019
Martijn Gerard Garritsen, popularly known as Martin Garrix, is one of the most awaited performers of the audience at the 2019 DWP music event on Friday, 13 December 2019.
Some spectators who Tempo met said they deliberately came on the first day of the DWP to witness Martin Garrix’s performance. “His songs are really good and many people know it. Martin Garrix is also one of the youngest DJs who are already popular worldwide,” said Grace, one of the spectators.
A similar statement was made by a Malaysian audience. He flew specifically to Indonesia to witness the appearance of the DJ who recently had won award at the MTV Europe Music Award 2019 for Best Electronic category. “We have come here twice, but this year we cannot miss Martin Garrix,” said the Malaysian audience.
The young Dutch DJ who rose to fame thanks to his 2013’s single, Animals, heat up the Garuda Land stage as the last performer. He opened with the single Turn Up The Speaker while asking the audience to raise their hands. “Put your hands up,” he shouted from the stage.
After that, various popular songs such as Hold On, In The Name of Love, Used to Love, and Scared To Be Lonely began to play. The crowd was increasingly loud when Martin Garrix performed songs with middle tempo such as Burn Out, Now That I’ve Found You, So Far Away, The Middle, and Clarity (Zedd).
After humming those songs, the audience was urged to dance even wilder when accompanied by the hard beat from the songs such as Tremor and Animals. Based on Tempo’s observations, most of the audience on the Garuda Land stage seemed to be bouncing, shaking their heads, and not stop dancing when those two songs were played. The stage lights which in tune with the beat of the song also adds more excitement on the dance floor.
Original article in Tempo. Translated by @GarrixInterview.