Today, Martin Jensen released his new single, “Somebody I’m Not” (Astralwerks). The 26-year old DJ returns to his roots and reunites with his friend and collaborator Peter Bjørnskov, who delivers the vocals on the track. “Somebody I’m Not” is the definition of the classic Martin Jensen sound, where pop and electronic dance melts together. Download / Stream “Somebody I’m Not” HERE.
This past month Jensen has achieved 1 billion combined streams of his songs and was named by DJ Mag as one of 2018’s Top 100 DJs. This is his third consecutive year on the influential tally.
“The Top 100 means so much to DJs because these are the awards that are purely voted for by the fans,” explains Jensen. “My biggest aim when I get on the stage is just to make people happy, to make them dance, to use music to give them a time that they won’t forget.”
In this interview with Billboard, Jensen talks about traveling the globe, his signature DJ set list and “16 Steps,” his single featuring singer-actress Olivia Holt. In its premiere of the “16 Steps” video, which now has more than 1.4 million views, Billboard said, “You may remember the young musician from his breakout hit ‘Solo Dance’…This hook-ridden follow-up has a lot more urban edge thanks to a snappy beat and trap-influence, but this sugary melody and lovelorn message is pure summer pop.”
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond.
Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.