Visitors of the Fellini City Lounge in the city center of Leeuwarden could hardly believe their eyes: while enjoying their drinks on the terrace at the Wilhelmina square, world famous DJ Martin Garrix took a seat amongst them. What was he doing in Leeuwarden?
A look at his agenda reveals that the DJ from Amstelveen did not have a gig in or around the Frisian capital. Martin Garrix, whose real name is Martijn Garritsen, was in Leeuwarden for a less festive reason: he was attending an appeal case between him and former management Music Allstars and record label Spinnin’ Records at the High Court in Leeuwarden.
According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the DJ believes he was misled by Music Allstars and Spinnin’ Records when he signed his first record contract. The judge agreed with him, but his former manager and the record label appealed. The verdict in the case will be announced on the 10th of September.
The DJ spent much of the morning in court and decided to have a drink at the terrace of Fellini close to the courthouse. He sat down on a couch in a corner of the terrace with his bodyguards and his lawyer. In the meanwhile, a lot of Leeuwarders became aware of his presence: after leaving his table, the DJ took some time to take pictures with several fans.
According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the 23-year-old DJ did not get his drinks on the house. “He is just an ordinary person, even though he is famous. And he was there with a large group, so it can quickly get out of hand if you do it for free”, says the waitress who tended his table.
Garrix is the three-time number one DJ in the world. His best known hits are “Animals”, “In the Name of Love” and “Scared to be Lonely”.