MARTIJN TEN VELDEN
MARTIJN TE VELDEN
MARTIJN TEN VELDEN
Martijn ten Velden has been actively involved in DJ’ing and Music Production since the 1990’s.
In the early 2000’s He makes his way through the DJ ranks in London , with residencies in the legendary ‘The Cross’ and appearances at MOS, The Egg and the End. As one half of the duo ‘Audio Drive’, Martijn releases a string of tracks and remixes on labels like Defected, Ministry of Sound, Virgin, Strictly Rhythm and FFRR. The track ‘I Feel Good’ by Audio Drive becomes the first release on Toolroom Records in 2003. From here on Martijn becomes heavily involved in building up Toolroom Records for the next several years and does a string of big productions and remixes together with Mark Knight. Their 2004 remix of Soul Central ‘Strings of Life’ on Defected Records becomes a big international Club Anthem. Many tracks follow on Renaissance, Strictly Rhythm, Yoshitoshi, Defected, Positiva, MOS, EMI, Stealth, Manifesto, Island, BMG, Z Records, Onephatdeeva, and more. Martijn’s collab with Lucien Foort ‘Bleeep!’, becomes the number 1 best-selling tech-house track of the year on Beatport in 2005. Soon after, Martijn delivers ‘I Wish U Would’. The song becomes a huge Anthem worldwide during the Summer of 2007, entering radio Charts from Australia to Brazil. That same year Martijn wins the Award for ‘Best International DJ’ at the Danish Dance Music Awards. DJ compilations soon follow and Martijn ends up mixing ‘Toolroom Knights Vol. 1’ and ‘Defected Clubland Adventures’ vol. 7.During this ten year period Martijn is touring the world non-stop and ends up playing a long list of top Clubs and festivals in over 40 countries.
It’s 2012, Martijn moves to Ibiza to focus on family life after the birth of his son, and reconnects with electronic music all over again.Martijn returns to the scene with one of the biggest summer anthems in Ibiza. His 2015 remix of the classic “Guitarra G” reaches No.1 in the DMC Magazine ‘Ibiza Buzz Chart’ and stays in the Beatport top 100 for months. Following this success he gets asked by Armin Van Buuren to remix a track of his own choice. Martijn ends up remixing Armin van Buuren’s “Mirage” and transforms it into into a deep and uplifting journey of his own. Martijn continues to release club tracks on Eelke Kleijn’s label DAYS like NIGHTS, Nick Warren’s The Soundgarden, Marshall Jefferson’s Freakin 909, Sandy Rivera’s Deep Vision, Innocent Music, Armada Deep, Urbana, Great Stuff and Voyeur Music,
From 2017 to 2021, Martijn becomes resident DJ at Experimental Beach Ibiza where he plays weekly 6 hour DJ sets. A truly Balearic experience. Musically inspired by his weekly DJ sets in Ibiza, Martijn starts his own imprint “About Us Music’ in 2019. This gives him creative freedom to create his personal sound and to get his music straight to his fans. After six releases on his new label, the pandemic sadly hits and Martijn decides to ‘pause’ making music until clubs reopen. At the end of 2021 Martijn decides with his family it is time for a new adventure and they move to Brazil in February 2022.. Martijn is now based in Balneario Camboriu, has a busy DJ’ing schedule playing gigs all over Brazil and is actively working on new music again.
A new beginning is here and we look forward to the future!