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Released 9 Years Ago: Martin Garrix & MOTi – Virus (How About Now)

On the 13th of October, a seismic tune hit the electronic dance music scene as Martin Garrix and MOTi unleashed ‘Virus (How About Now).’ This track had been a well-kept secret, making waves in the sets of top DJs throughout 2014. The big reveal was nothing short of spectacular: Martin Garrix, the prodigious big-room DJ, was the mastermind behind this sonic phenomenon, collaborating with MOTi, a rising star under Tiësto‘s mentorship.

Martin Garrix‘s journey from dance music’s prodigy to global sensation continues to impress. His resume includes headlining major festivals, founding his own label, and clinching the #1 spot in DJ Mag‘s Top 100 three times in a row. ‘Animals,’ released in June 2013, rewrote the rulebook, becoming a chart-topper in the UK and beyond, with over a billion streams across platforms.

MOTi, hailing from Amsterdam, has made a mark as a producer and DJ. Collaborations with Tiësto and Major Lazer have solidified his reputation. ‘Virus’ amassed over 150 million plays, earning Platinum status, while ‘Boom’ with Major Lazer crossed 190 million plays, propelling MOTi to the forefront of dance music.

As we celebrate ‘Virus (How About Now)’ on its anniversary, we salute the pairing of Martin Garrix and MOTi for pushing boundaries and keeping dance music innovation alive. Their collaboration is a testament to the genre’s ever-evolving nature, reminding us that the beat goes on, and the search for sonic excitement never ends.

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