In combination with his seamless musical mixing technique he, as an upcoming talent, has surprised many with his performances. Although he has been known through the years as a “Progressive DJ”, his sets are living proof that his musical taste reaches much further. Especially in his own productions he tries to go beyond genres and formats. He approaches (dance) music from an emotional perspective and emotions can be hard to label. He explains: ,,Music must contain mystery, harmony and melody. These elements are the key to human emotions and feelings.” This vision lay at the basis of Roger’s initial and quick rise to the forefront of the dance scene. His first ever released record “The House” was immediately charted by Paul van Dijk, number 1 DJ at the time according to DJ Mag.
After performances in Ibiza (Club Eden), Romania (Fashion Club), Switzerland, Spain (Cirque du Soleil), England (Kensington Rooftop Gardens), Lithuania (Global Club) and playing at events like Sensation White twice, Roger won the 2007 Marco V DJ-contest. This got him a gig at the famous Dancevalley Festival. Later that year his first release on Marco V’s “In-Charge” label immediately hit the Beatport top 10 dance charts for several weeks. His skills got the attention of many of the big names in the scene. He was even asked to do a remixing work for Dj Tiësto’s mix album “Elements of Life: Remixed”.
His music has been supported through the years by the likes of Fedde le Grand, Tiësto, Marco V, Paul van Dijk, Hernan Cattaneo and Sander van Doorn.
For 2011 Roger Martinez is geared up to conquer the Techno scene with his powerful and energetic liveset that feeds of Martinez' love for a broad range of electronic music styles. Alongside his live performances, releases on Secret Cinema's GEM Records and Jamie Anderson's Artform Records set the standard for this years rise to the top.
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