Martijn Ten Velden
Originally from Haarlem in the Netherlands, globetrotting from London to Dubai to Barcelona and now living in Ibiza since 2012, Martijn ten Velden (MTV) has long established himself as a leading DJ/producer on an international level, playing his signature deep tech/house sets to crowds all over the world.
After taking some years off to be with his newborn son as much as possible, Martijn returned with one of the biggest summer anthems in Ibiza 2015 with his remix of the classic Defected release "Guitarra G" which also reached the number one spot in the DMC Buzz Chart. This winter Martijn also released a new mix of his 2007 anthem ‘I Wish U Would’ as the special 100th release of Phonetic Recordings.
After much anticipation, Martijn's remix of Armin Van Buuren 'Mirage' has just been released on Armin's imprint Armind on September 1st.
Up next and released at the end of September is Martijn's remix of Horatio 'Serengeti' on Seamless Recordings, run by Graham Sahara, the legendary 17 year Pacha Ibiza resident DJ. Already getting support by the likes of Nicole Moudaber, Roger Sanchez and Groove Armada.
Martijn is now putting the finishing touches to some of his own new material and there are some collaborations on the way with the likes of Darren Emerson, Sandy Rivera and Polish up and coming talent Simon Mattson.
Martijn ten Velden has rocked legendary dance floors, including: MOS in London, Sankeys in Manchester, Godskitchen in Birmingham and in Shanghai, Redlight in Paris, Peppermint and Sanctuary in Dubai, Sirena, Green Valley and Pacha in Brazil, Pacha in Marrakesh, Stereo in Montreal, Government in Toronto, Cielo in New York, Beta in Denver, Vanguard in LA, Space and SET in Miami, Fabrik in Madrid, Space, Pacha, Amnesia and Eden in Ibiza, Chinese Laundry in Sydney, Discotheque in Moscow, Onzieme in Osaka, Heaven and Mass in Seoul, Zouk in Singapore, and many many more. Martijn also played big international festivals, such as: Mysteryland (NL), Global Gathering (UK / POL & UKR), Exit Festival (SRB), Belgrade Beer Festival (SRB), for 80.000 people, SW4 (UK), Ceara Music Festival (BRA), Camarote Salvador Carnaval (BRA), Cartagena Music Festival (Colombia), Sensation White (NL), Dance Valley (NL), RAW Festival (DK), Ministry Of Sound Festival (AUS), San Juan Festival by Maxima FM (Valencia/ES) and the Sunny Beach (BG) closing party for four years in a row.
If Martijn is not DJing, you’ll find him in the studio, producing and remixing. This has blessed him with a string of dance hits for many labels, including: Defected Records, Renaissance, Strictly Rhythm, Positiva, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Stealth Records, and more. Martijn produced the first ever release on Toolroom Records in 2003 under his old pseudonym Audio Drive. After this Martijn became heavily involved in building up Toolroom Records for the next three years, doing lots of co-productions and remixes together with Mark Knight and getting involved with mixdowns, vocal recordings and additional production, for many Toolroom releases by other artists.
Martijn's production ‘Together Alright’ hit number 1 in the DMC Buzz Chart, number 2 in the Musicweek Coolcuts, and became a big anthem in Ibiza in 2010 with support from many top jocks. Martijn is also responsible for ‘I Wish U Would’ which became a huge anthem worldwide during Summer 2007 and gained over three million views on YouTube. The ‘Splittr‘ project, a collaboration with Mark Yardley from the Stanton Warriors, released ‘All Alone’ on EMI Records in the UK in 2007 with an innovative video, gaining widespread support. Martijn’s collaboration with Lucien Foort ‘Bleeep!’ on Toolroom Records was the best selling tech-house track on Beatport in 2005.
On the remix front, Martijn and Mark Knight's 2004 remix on Defected Records, Soul Central ‘Strings of Life’, became Martijn's first big international breakthrough club anthem and still rocks clubs worldwide.. Other big remixes include: the Shapeshifters ‘Chime’, Mason ‘Exceeder’, Heller & Farley ‘Ultra Flava’, Ferrer & Sydenham ‘Sandcastles’, Holmes St Ives ’8 Letters’, Fresh & Juicy ‘Blow that Door’, Astro ‘Awake or Dreaming’ and going back in time more, he remixed Miss Dynamite’s first single ‘Booo!’, Natasha Beddingfield’s first single ‘Single’, the club classic Trisco ‘Muzac’ and the massive number one UK hit in 2002 by DB Boulevard ‘Point of View’. Martijn’s co-production with Grammy Award winning producer Rick Nowells for Kylie Minogue ‘Whenever You Feel Like It’ in 2002, was part of the Scooby Doo Soundtrack CD, and was later released again on Kylie’s ‘Fever Remixed’ Album.
This string of big productions and remixes landed him a nomination for ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Outstanding Remix’ at the 2006 House Music Awards in London. Furthermore, in 2007 Martijn won the Award for ‘Best International DJ’ at the Danish Dance Music Awards. WMC 2008 also saw Martijn’s compilation ‘Toolroom Knights Vol. 1’, together with Paul Harris, member of Grammy Award winning Dirty Vegas, up for nomination at the IDMA Awards for ‘Best Compilation’. Martijn also mixed ‘Clubland Adventures Vol. 7′ for Defected Records in 2009. Read more