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The 19-year-old sought-after producer, Martin Garrix, has announced the formation of his own label “STMPD RCRDS”, with the debut release “Now That I’ve Found You“, formerly known as his non-vocal free track “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”. dropping this Friday, March 11th.
STMPD RCRDS is to foster an artist first community to support great music,” says Garrix in a statement. “It’s important for young, undiscovered talent and veterans alike to have a support system that is invested in and dedicated to their success above all else.”
The move to start his own label comes after Martin Garrix cut ties with his long-time label Spinnin’ Records last year. This was not a clean break and the two parties have been firing volleys in public and through lawyers trying to win the upper hand.
Martin Garrix has also teased details of a collaboration with Justin Bieber, who’s trying drift further into EDM following the wild success of his Jack Ü collaborative effort, “Where Are Ü Now,” and aid from Skrillex on his new album.
The Dutch superstar hasn’t shared any other details about who may join him on his venture, but the timing of the label announcement and his best friend and fellow producer Julian Jordan going independent could mean Jordan joins up at STMPD. Mike Hawkins, another colleague of his also just left Spinnin’ for presumably greener pastures.
The new song “Now That I’ve Found You” has a long history. Garrix created the melody live at a Dance Fair masterclass where he was schooling some aspiring producers on the craft and made a rough version of this song. It was then premiered during his Sziget Festival main stage headlining set. It will be released in one week on March 11. He released a short teaser video to go along with the announcement.