Justin Martin

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As the late Oscar Wilde once said: "life is too important to be taken seriously", an ethos that Justin Martin is sticking with despite achieving soaring success over the last six years as a producer and international DJ.Justin initially pricked the ears of the electronic music community in 2003 with his first record "The Sad Piano" on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label. Everyone in the electronic music food chain got involved, from the A list DJs like Derrick Carter and Pete Tong that were playing the track, to the international music press that were raving about it. It even translated to the German underground, with Poker Flat licensing it for Steve Bug's "Bugnology" compilation. Like someone that goes bowling for the first time and gets five strikes and a turkey, Justin couldn‟t really have hoped for a better entrance. Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by fellow super producer Claude Vonstroke, Justin was intrinsically involved with the development of dirtybird records, appearing on its first four releases. Justin was soon ready to take flight, releasing a string of solo EPs which flaunted a very unique sound and garnered still more respect among fellow DJS and heavyweight's of the scene. As well as his formidable arsenal of original productions, Justin is now equally known for hiscollaborations with his brother Christian as The Martin Brothers, producing such hip-hop influenced hits as "Stoopit" and "Dum". Justin has also made his mark remixing such bonafide classics as Radiohead's "Nude", Marshall Jefferson's "Mushrooms", and TG's "Revox", firmly establishing himself as the man to make big tracks even bigger.