Originally from Haarlem in the Netherlands, globetrotting from London to Dubai to Barcelona and now residing for many years on the mystical white Isle of Ibiza, Martijn ten Velden (MTV) has long established himself as a leading DJ/producer on an international level, playing his signature deep and uplifting progressive techno sets all around the world.
After taking a sabbatical, to concentrate on family life with the addition of his newborn son, Martijn ten Velden returned to the scene with one of the biggest Summer Anthems in Ibiza. His remix of the classic Defected release "Guitarra G" reached the number one spot in the DMC Buzz Chart, stayed in the Beatport top 100 for over three months and was supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Nick Warren, Luciano, Eelke Kleijn, Darren Emerson, Hot Since 82 and many more.
Martijn kept honing down his new production style and was asked by Armin van Buuren to remix a track of his own choice. His remix of Armin's “Mirage” shows just how Martijn can turn an anthem of another genre into a cool deep musical techno vibe and make it his own.
Bringing you bang up to date and in June Martijn released “Octagon” on Eelke Kleijn’s label DAYS like NIGHTS with massive support across the board and a #36 Beatport position. Shortly after that Martijn released a collaboration with Sandy Rivera called “SIMPLE” with an exclusive Traxsource release hitting #13.
Martijn’s track “Feeling of Sa Penya” was released on Nick Warren’s imprint The Soundgarden in July and garnered massive support from Acid Pauli to Hernan Cattaneo, Jerome Isma-ae, Edu Imbernon and Danny Tenaglia.
Martijn’s most recent release “Digital Music’ was released on Marshall Jefferson’s label Freakin303 in October.
Future projects include releases on Innocent Recordings, Café D’Anvers Records, Darren Emerson’s DETONE, Electronic Elements and more..
Martijn ten Velden has rocked many 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 at many 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; Renaissance, Strictly Rhythm, Yoshitoshi, Defected, Toolroom, Positiva, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Armada, 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 several years, doing a string of big co-productions and remixes together with Mark Knight and also getting involved with mixdowns, vocal recordings and additional production for many Toolroom releases by other artists.
Martijn's 2010 production ‘Together Alright’ hit number 1 in the DMC “ADE” Buzz Chart, number 2 in the Musicweek Coolcuts, and became a big anthem in Ibiza with support from many top jocks. Martijn is also responsible for ‘I Wish U Would’ featuring Luciana, which became a huge Anthem worldwide during the Summer of 2007 and has now become a Club Classic.
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 number 1 best selling tech-house track on Beatport in 2005.
On the remix front, Martijn ten Velden and Mark Knight's 2004 remix on Defected Records, Soul Central ‘Strings of Life’, became a big international Club Anthem and signified Martijn’s first significant international breakthrough. The track has now become an all time classic for DJs like Carl Cox.
Other big remixes by Martijn 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, the 2000 Club Classic, Trisco ‘Muzac’.
This string of big productions and remixes landed Martijn 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. The Miami WMC 2009 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’.