17 October 2010
Martijn ten Velden (United Kingdom)
Martijn ten Velden has established himself as a leading DJ/producer on an international level, playing his signature tech-house, minimal sets to crowds all over the world. He’s rocked legendary dance floors including Renaissance in London, MOS in London, Redlight in Paris, Peppermint in Dubai, Sirena and Green Valley in Brazil, Stereo in Montreal, Cielo in New York, Beta in Denver, Vanguard in LA, Fabrik in Madrid, Amnesia and Space in Ibiza, Chinese Laundry in Sydney, as well as Godskitchen, Sankeys, Shindig and many more..
And if you can’t find Martijn rocking the roofs off a nightclub, then you’ll find him in the studio, producing and remixing a string of today’s dance hits. Responsible for chart-toppers including “I Wish You Would” which became a huge anthem in Ibiza during Summer 2006 and 2007. Last summer his track 'Together' hit number 1 in the UK Buzz Chart, number 2 in the Musicweek Coolcuts, became a big anthem in Ibiza and got support from all the top jocks. Martijn’s 2008 remix on Defected Records, the Shapeshifters remake of Orbital’s classic anthem 'Chime' also became an anthem and rocked clubs worldwide. Other big remixes include Mason 'Exceeder', Heller & Farley 'Ultra Flava', Soul Central 'Strings of Life', Ferrer & Sydenham 'Sandcastles', Holmes St Ives '8 Letters', Fresh & Juicy 'Blow that Door', Astro 'Awake or Dreaming' and going back in time even more he remixed Miss Dynamite's first single 'Booo!', Natasha Beddingfield's first single 'Single', and the massive hit by DB Boulevard 'Point of View'.
Successful partnerships with Mark Knight for Toolroom Records, and Splittr, a collaboration with Mark Yardley from the Stanton Warriors, prove how innovative and evolving Martijn’s work can be. This has earned him the respect and support from jocks like Roger Sanchez, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler. So it comes as no surprise that Martijn was nominated for 'Best Artist' and 'Outstanding Remix' at 2006’s House Music Awards. In 2007 Martijn won the Award for 'Best International DJ' at the Danish Dance Music Awards. Miami Winter Music Conference 2008 also saw Martijn’s compilation ‘Toolroom Knights Vol 1’ on Toolroom Records up for nomination at the 2008 IDMA Awards, for ‘Best Compilation’ which was up against MOS The Annual and Ultra Dance 08 on Ultra Records.
Martijn now spends most of his time working on new solo productions and remixes, some very exciting new collaborations, as well as touring worldwide.
Look out for Martijn ten Velden at a venue near you!
Martijn ten Velden on My Space: http://www.myspace.com/martijntenvelden