Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, defies easy categorisation. His unique strand of bass music, with an immersive, intricately detailed and rhythmically precise sound, has become emblematic for all that’s forward thinking in dubstep and techno, side‐stepping convention and continually stepping forward towards what’s new, or what’s next.
Throughout his career, the Holland native (and now Washington DC resident) has always stood in a scene of his own. Each of his releases is a progression on from where he left off, and an evolution into where the electronic world is likely to move in the near future.
After his ‘Broken’ EP in 2007 blurred the lines between dubstep and techno entirely, his following releases on Tempa, Applepips and Hessle Audio (including his scene-altering remix of TRG’s ‘Broken Heart’) gave a distinct nod to future 4/4 explorations, and his debut album ‘Great Lenghts’ (2009) set a new standard, refusing to sit with any identifiable genre and resonating far beyond bass culture, as it led him to produce the landmark 50th mix CD in the prestigious Fabric series.
In 2011, Martyn is taking his performances and his musical creations to the next level, by merging sounds and visuals into a brilliantly interactive live show, based on his new album ‘Ghost People’, which has just been released on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, and taking his sound into astral heights.