It’s obvious by now that Martin Garrix really wanted to make the 2015 festival season count. The Dutch DJ/producer kicked things things off back in the spring with a massive Tiësto collaboration, and followed it up with a series of benchmark releases in the months to follow – and even as the season draws to a close, he’s fitting new material in wherever he can.
At Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, Garrix premiered a progressive house ID that can be heard at 20:00 in the video above. Evoking much of the same emotion as his recent Matisse & Sadko collaborations “Dragon” and “Break Through the Silence,” the as-yet-unnamed track features an anthemic synth lead that soars over dramatic plucks and driving bass kicks before bridging into an icy piano melody.
If his recent work is any indication, Garrix might be settling into a somewhat more mature sound this year in the wake of “Animals” becoming the “Sandstorm” of our musical era. Frankly, I would have preferred to see him do something to really reinvent the wheel this year; as much as his sound has evolved it fails to contribute much of anything to dance music that wasn’t already there.
Give Martin Garrix‘s new ID a listen, and if you like what you hear, then check back with us for its official release in the weeks to follow.