Martin Garrix

About Animals

"Animals" is an instrumental by Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix, released as a digital download on 17 June 2013 on iTunes. The song quickly became popular within the EDM culture, leading to Garrix becoming the youngest producer to ever have a song reach number one on the electronic music store Beatport. The track was a commercial success, reaching the top ten or topping on a number of electronic music charts, topping singles charts in the United Kingdom, French-speaking Switzerland and Belgium, and in the United States reaching number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Dance chart. It is considered the most popular big room house song of all-time along with "Epic" by Sandro Silva and Quintino, "Spaceman" by Hardwell, "Tsunami" by Dvbbs and Borgeous and "Tremor" by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. 


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Martin Garrix

Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known professionally as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and musician. Garrix ghost writes tracks for other artists, and despite this, only one in fifty of his tracks have made it out to the public. more »

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Written by: Martijn Garritsen

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11 facts about this song

Song Artists
"Animals" is a track that was co-produced by Canadian DJ duo Dvbbs and Dutch DJ Martin Garrix.
Song Release
The instrumental track was initially released on June 17, 2013.
Chart Performance
"Animals" was a breakout success, topping the charts in various countries including the United Kingdom and Belgium. In Australia, the United States, and Canada, the track peaked within the top 10.
This track greatly contributed to Martin Garrix's rise in fame, making him one of the youngest producers to ever top the Beatport chart at only 17 years old when the song was released.
Music Video
The official music video for "Animals" has amassed over 1.4 billion views on YouTube as of 2021, reflecting the song's vast popularity.
"Animals" belongs to the electro house genre. Its dominant feature is a drop centred on a heavy kick drum sample.
Martin Garrix reportedly stated that the track was influenced by the works of Dutch DJs such as Afrojack and Tiesto.
Critical Reception
Despite being largely instrumental, "Animals" was widely praised for its innovative sound and catchy beats. It was recognised as a game-changer in the world of electronic dance music (EDM).
The song was nominated for the Best Dance Recording at the International Dance Music Awards in 2014.
Production Company
The song was released under the label of Spinnin' Records, one of the world's leading dance record labels.
Platinum Certification
"Animals" acquired platinum certifications in several countries including the United States, UK, Australia, and Sweden, which signifies the high sales volumes of the single.

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