Animals Lyrics by Martin Garrix
Animals is a 2013 single by Dutch DJ and music producer Martin Matrix aka Martin Garrix. It was released on
June 17th, 2013 on Spinnin' Records label, becoming his first international hit and making
him the youngest DJ ever to reach number 1 on Beatport.
Prior to release, the track gained buzz after being played anonymously with speculation
increasing about the author on a Vine video featuring Agnes from Despicable Me. The track was, at
various times, attributed to other acts like Hardwell, GTA, Sidney Samson and Bassjackers
before the actual identity of the producer was revealed.
According to Matrix, the melody was taken from a previous, never-released track that
he composed two years prior; and the "ruthlessly minimalist" rhythmic sound (the drop)
is a sample from rapper Busta Rhymes' Pharrell-produced hip hop track "What It Is".
Martin Garrix is signed to Scooter Braun Projects in America where he is handled by Michael George.
Braun and George had considered adding a vocal to the track but eventually shelved the idea.
June 17th, 2013
"Animals" on YouTube
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