Martin Garrix is one of the most prolific names in electronic dance music, and for good reason. Having just graduated high school under a year ago, he has also headlined most major dance festivals world-wide; a feat that literally nobody else of his youth can brag.

In this exclusive interview with Forbes, Martin Garrix answers nine detailed questions which reveal a few interesting factoids about the young Dutchman.

Linked is a past video interview with Forbes following his high school graduation from August of last year, as well as the new 30 Under 30 questions in text below.

Describe what you do in two sentences or fewer.

Produce and compose (dance) music and perform as a DJ.

What’s your average bedtime?


Did you grow up poor, working class, middle class or wealth?

Middle class.

Who’s your dream mentor?

Calvin Harris.

At what age did you decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?

8 years old.

What gadget can you not live without?

iPhone 6.

In one word, to what do you most attribute your success?

(My song) “Animals.”

What career accomplishment are you most proud of this year?

Reaching the #4 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100.

What are you most looking forward to in 2015?

I can’t wait till the release of my track with Ed Sheeran.

Source: Forbes