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Released 8 Years Ago: Martin Garrix – Animals (Botnek Edit)

As if this big room anthem couldn’t get any more monstrous, step in Botnek. Originally released as an unofficial bootleg available for free download and later picked up by Spinnin’ Records for the original remix pack, Botnek‘s edit of ‘Animals’ took the world by storm, even being played live by Martin Garrix himself during his breakout set on the mainstage of Ultra Music Festival in 2013. Using a hard-hitting kick and combining it with eclectic plucks, Botnek took the original idea and flipped it on its head to turn it into a crazy festival anthem.

Gordon Huntley & Erick Muise joined forces as Botnek back in 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia through a shared love for house music. Soon after forming a strong friendship through similar musical interests, the project was formed which led to a string of releases with up & coming fidget & electro house labels, catching the attention of Dim Mak Records & Steve Aoki. Their viral edit of Martin Garrix‘s ‘Animals’ was the catalyst for the next chapter in their career. The duo began touring internationally & more singles for Dim Mak followed, along with another viral remix for The Chainsmokers‘#SELFIE’ which really put Botnek on the map. Since then Botnek have toured the globe in almost every continent & have played on some of the biggest festival stages in the world.

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