What a difference a year makes. In 2013, young dance stud Martin Garrix was at Ultra in a totally different capacity. “I was actually in the crowd last year,” he told Billboard’s Kerri Mason during an interview at the Red Bull Guest House, just an hour removed from performing at the Miami dance fest. “I was dreaming and hoping I could be here one day.”
Garrix, flanked by his manager Scooter Braun and Spinnin’ Records founder Eelko van Kooten, talked about making it from playing guitar in his bedroom to being one of EDM’s most promising rookies.