He may look like the lead singer of a fresh-faced teenage boyband, but 17-year-old Dutchman Martin Garrix is in fact one of the most respected young talents on the EDM scene, having just scored a U.K. number one single and U.S. Hot 100 hit with his insanely infectious instrumental “Animals.” Here are seven things you need to know about the latest superstar DJ.The 2004 Olympics kickstarted his interest in dance music
Garrix first developed a love of dance music after watching fellow Dutchman Tiesto perform at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens at the tender age of eight years old. Bringing things full circle, the veteran DJ recently premiered Garrix’s new single, “Wizard,” at the Amsterdam Dance Event.
He’s a self-confessed computer nerd
Perhaps too young to indulge in the hedonistic lifestyle of his fellow EDM DJs, Garrix has admitted that he’s a computer nerd and that when not at school, he spends most of his spare timed holed up in his bedroom studio.