‘Virus (How About Now)’ by Martin Garrix and MOTi was released worldwide on the 13th of October. Rumors had been circulating regarding this one particular track all the major DJs had been dropping in their 2014 sets. People had been trying to figure out who is behind this mystery track for months and Spinnin’ Records was happy to reveal that Martin Garrix, one of the biggest and youngest big-room, big-stage DJs, was stepping up for a new milestone in his fast-paced career. Garrix was expanding his size-able music catalog with the smashing ‘Virus’, a collaboration with buzz-worthy producer and Tiesto’s protégé MOTi.
Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop as well as electronic circles – and yet he’s far from being done. Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label and mentored other artists and won the #1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times in a row. His passion, ambition, drive and maturity remain unmatched in the world. ‘Animals’, released June 2013 was a breakout success and a game-changer for the music industry. Reaching #1 in the UK and many other territories, it proved that a hard-hitting, dance floor-oriented track could reach pop status, ultimately reaching over a billion streams across several platforms.
MOTi is a world-renowned music producer and DJ from Amsterdam. He has collaborated with multi-platinum dance legends including Tiësto, Major Lazer & Martin Garrix. He counts many club hits to his name, including ‘Virus’ which has picked up over 150 million plays and achieved a prestigious Platinum status, while his Major Lazer collaboration ‘Boom’ has had over 190 million plays and put him on the musical map in a big way. The track followed on from his massive remix of ‘Lean On’ alongside Tiësto, who he also collaborated with on ‘Blow Your Mind’ and ‘House Of Now’.