Martin Garrix covers FAULT Issue 26 – available to order now

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

Ten minutes into an hour-long conversation with Martin Garrix, it’s blindingly obvious that there’s something more simmering underneath the surface of what people now call ‘The World’s Number One DJ’.

If you dispel the chaos and sparks that surround him on a regular basis, you’re faced with a 21 year old who is wise beyond his years – maybe even too smart for his own good. Martin is the brain behind the songs that we’ve had stuck in our heads for the past years. He knows what we want to listen to before we do. Labeled as the top EDM DJ and a self-confessed computer nerd, Martin’s got it all figured out. What makes him tick though? We try to find out. Here’s Martin Garrix – FAULTs and all.

On the pressure that followed after ‘Animals’:

“I made ‘Animals’ as a club song. I couldn’t wait to play it live to like… 300 people at that time?! Next thing I knew everybody started playing it. And then the pressure followed. The label people were like – so when’s the follow up coming? I had no fucking clue. I had nothing.”

On maintaining his integrity as an EDM artist:

A lot of EDM artists go like – ah you’re a sell out. [After the radio success of ‘Animals’] It took me a really long time to get my credibility back in the club scene. I had to do a crazy amount of club songs. And radio people kept asking about new radio singles. I had to shoot them down every time until this year – when I started doing radio songs again.”

Martin wears looks by McQ by Alexander McQueen, Homme Plissé by Issey Miyake and more in the lavish ‘I Am On Top of the World’ penthouse suite at the stunning Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel in Ibiza

On his personality:

“Oh me? I’m just a nerd, a pure 100% computer nerd. And I’m always very happy. If you ask anybody – they’d just say that I’m a crazy person who always runs around with a big smile.”

How he handles the pressure of being in the public eye:

“At the end of the day, I have a responsibility to put songs out there for my fans – so you won’t really catch me drunk before a show. I do drink and go out with my friends, but I have some common sense not to Snapchat the whole thing, do you know what I mean?”

On his decision to launch STMPD RCRDS:

“I started my own label last year called STMPD RCDRS – just so I could do whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted it. Now nobody can tell me what I can and can’t release. Plus I really wanted to support new talent in the industry – but it’s nice that I’m able to do whatever I feel like.”

On “the naughtiest thing he’s ever done”:

“We were in Paraguay … We came back after doing a show and I really wanted to go for a swim. The swimming pool was shut and I had nowhere to go – apart from the small pool in the hotel lobby. It was more like a mini-fountain, totally part of the hotel décor, by the way.

“And I just went swimming in there. Which was more like lying on the floor playing with water ’cause it was about 10 cm deep!”

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FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 25/09/17

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Magazine – the Millennial Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Sophie Cookson

Nat Wolff

Alfred Enoch

Justin Prentice

Tom Grennan

Kacy Hill

Amber Mark

Brando

Everything, Everything

Plus our usual FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography to emerge from Generation Y in the latter months of 2017.

This is your FAULT

 

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 26 – THE MILLENNIAL ISSUE – IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW

 *FAULT MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY WORLDWIDE*

…Or get your copy digitally via Zinio! 1 year’s subscription = just £14.40

London Fashion Week SS18, ON|OFF presents Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE

   

Designs by Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE (presented by ON|OFF)

Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18 – A.W.A.K.E.

 

Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18, Backstage with Faustine Steinmetz

     

Photographed by Adele Baron

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – A spy movie that feminists can stand behind

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Pedro Pascal in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Photograph: Allstar/20th Century Fox

 

Following Matthew Vaughn highly acclaimed The Secret Service, Kingsman’s sequel is just as stylishly upbeat as its predecessor. Perfectly tailored to fit the highly stylized aesthetic of the first film, The Golden Circle has broken new grounds in terms of spy movies from all ends.

Without giving away too much detail, the plot is centered around a drug cartel ran by what seems to be a successful CEO under the name of Poppy – played by the astounding Julianne Moore. As Kingsman’s HQ is blown to pieces, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) are forced to seek reinforcements across the pond from their sister agency Statesman.

The Golden Circle is intrinsically cinematic in both plot and visuals. Unforeseen circumstances arise as characters who are thought to dead are brought back into the scenery through a series of ridiculous scenarios.

But what is interesting about the Kingsman sequel is not the plot or the overly used CGI. It’s not even in the cartoonish appearance that is a tad too reminiscing of Andy Warhol’s pop art movies. What Kingsman seems to be doing right though – is tailoring itself to an entirely new generation of spy films while also keeping track of the current political climate.

As Eggsy’s character progresses from My Fair Lady to a fully blown Bond, Matthew Vaughn has managed to keep Eggy’s attitude towards the world of spies refreshingly new. Instead of being portrayed as a womanizer in the same manner that the world of Bond was built – Eggsy does a full 180 and has his feet on the ground. No spoilers here – but his attitude towards women turns The Golden Circle into a spy film that feminist can finally stand behind. Taking into account the current social climate, it’s of primordial importance that the young generation is faced with a new type of heroes that they can respect and somewhat imitate in attitude. His character installs a sense of security and stability, turning Eggsy into a credible and relatable character.

The diverse personas and typologies portrayed in The Golden Circle have broadened the Hollywood spectrum in terms of both race and sex. Having Halle Berry follow in the footsteps of Sophie Cookson from The Secret Service, the second film empowers women and encourages social diversity on the big screen. That is one effort that we want to applaud Matthew Vaughn for.

Having been scarcely scrutinised over the topic of class discrimination in the first film, the sequel is its complete contradictory. Taking into account the current political climate, The Golden Circle is not tone deaf and manages to bring affront the hard-hitting issues of corruption, the war against drugs and how no social class is immune to any of the above. It’s the different approach to socialism in Hollywood that earns Matthew Vaughn another golden star.

The Golden Circle earns its place in the Spy Movie Hall Of Fame. Apart from its tasteful attitude in dealing with our current political climate, the film is cinematic gold due to its fantastic and sometime grotesque production – from the perfectly choreographed fight scenes to the incredible mise-en-scene.

 

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out in Cinemas September 20th.

 

 

London Fashion Week SS18, Backstage and Show with Ashish

 

Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18, Backstage and Presentation with Osman

    

Photographed by Adele Baron