Martin Jensen originally wanting to take more of a ‘behind the scenes’ role as a lighting engineer and designer, but his unmistakeable talent as a DJ quickly placed him in the spotlight as a creative powerhouse.
“I’m drawn to the songs that get into your head and seem to stay there. That’s the music that I love to create” says Martin Jensen whose uncompromising and unorthodox production style has garnered listeners from all over the world and racked up millions of followers on Facebook.
His first few singles launched him into the musical stratosphere, showcasing his innovative way of crafting sounds and tracks that resonant with fans from all over the globe. His breakthrough viral track “Sí” featured a sample of famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. And his follow up single, “All I Wanna Do”, cemented his position as one of the world’s leading hit makers.
Continuing his meteoric rise, the next single “Solo Dance” featured a young singer that wanted to remain unknown. “She wanted to be anonymous and we kept our promise.” Says Martin Jensen, who goes on to explain the idea behind the song’s lyrics. “It’s about going out clubbing, and that it is really only a great night if you’ve been dancing all night long.” With an unbelievable 122 million streams and counting on Spotify, “Solo Dance” is quickly converting new listeners to fans.
He was also named one of DJ Mags top 100 DJs in the world in 2016, the first Danish artist since Trentemøller in 2007. “It’s a massive achievement for a DJ. It’s just as awesome as reaching the charts in the US or the UK” says Martin Jensen. “It’s amazing and extra awesome because DJ Mag’s top 100 is created by its readers – the fans that actually listen and dance to the music.” Continues the 25-year-old Danish DJ and Producer phenomenon. “Next I’m going to conquer the world!”
We had the chance to sit up with up straight after his incredible set at "Unite With Tomorrowland Taiwan" and this is what he told us:
What can you tell us about your remix for Rita Ora?
Martin: The "Girls" It was really interesting because we got it and we got a deadline of 3 or 4 days.
It was like: "Do you wanna do the remix? - Yeah! Sure! - You got 4 days! - Oh Yeah.... Sure!"
So I just went into the studio and smashed down and then it got released. I had no clue when the track was actually going to be released, we didn't get any notice. Suddenly they released the remix on Tuesday and the original on Friday. And when it was Wednesday my girlfriend came to me and said "have you heard how many bad reviews "Girls" have had, because of all that they were singing about and it's really not a good time to be releasing remixes with your name on it" because I could go on the same whole as them, but luckily for me I didn't.
Are you excited to headline a festival like Tomorrowland Unite?
Martin: I'm really happy to be here, of course, it's really fun to be playing at this kind of events and especially out there in Asia. I really love Asia, it's a little bit too hot for me right now, it's 36 degrees, that's killing me alive. But you can't stop partying when the crowd is going nuts out there. I don't even think about the heat when I'm on stage. Just when I finish and I'm dying inside that is way too hot.
What's coming next?
Martin: A lot of club tracks, a lot of traps. Like the one, I played with the mayor, "Salsa" The Latin vibe track and with a really hard drop. And then we are going to release more 5 tracks after the ADE. And then there is another radio track in October.
Do you want to leave a message to your fans in Asia?
Martin: Yes! Keep parting hard!!