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For the Swedish band Martinez (Danseband /Dancehall) - see the biography page in Swedish!

Martinez, real name Martin Swanstein, was born in 1981 and raised in the southernmost part of Sweden. At quite early age he discovered techno and later house music and since he already played keys, guitar, and flute it was a natural development to start to produce dance music on his computer. He also got himself a pair of turntables and started to hunt records. At this time Martin was too young to attend the clubs. Instead he arranged his own house parties on the beach, often with himself as DJ.

Some years later, via a demo tape, Martin got a chance to develop his producer skills in the Wrong Steps studio in Stockholm. There he co-produced some of his own tracks together with French producer Manuel Perez. Martin at this time still went to school, so the work had to be scheduled around the holidays. One of these early tracks later appeared as `Late Night Groove` on Martins debut twelve on Swedish label Deeplay Music.

In 2000 Martinez moved from the small Swedish town to the much more open music climate in the Danish capital Copenhagen. This supported him to put even more time and energy in his music productions, and not long after he landed a record deal with the well reputed Guidance label in Chicago. First out was the ‘Laidback Grooves EP’ with its mix of deephouse and broken beats and so far he’s been releasing three twelve’s on Guidance.


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  • Demi-Friend

    I think someone put the wrong album in the wrong place

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • benztownpatze

    Samstag, 18.09.2010 - Martinez @ Romy S., Stuttgart --->

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Azzyk

    The Paradigm Shift is really good album.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
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    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Giuli123

    Hey pessoal, caso alguém aqui escute a Martinez, de Recife - PE, add a tag "Martinez (Brasil)" que aí entra no perfil certo! ;)

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • SubwayPigeon

    techno-martinez is cool! organic theme EP is genuine masterpiece

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • RainbowAlice

    Blasphemy! WTF is in the music box!?

    26 Dec 2008 Reply
  • balaedor

    I can't believe that no one from the Lastfm staff have noticed that the songs they have on the listen box are from other artist.

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • superzarin

    hi man! just wanna say that your music is great! keep on rockin!

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • sirboshalot

    what is this crap in the 'listen now' box?

    8 May 2008 Reply
  • 136

    Minimal Deepness

    5 May 2007 Reply
  • agoeng_zen

    man iam is your biggest fan...i realy like your set hope you playing iam my country (Indonesia) and hope i can playing for warm up for you

    29 Dec 2006 Reply

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