You’ve played some of the world’s biggest clubs. Which ones stand For your chance to out for you? win a VIP table for Stevie: There have been six people at Blue many, but Panorama Bar in Marlin Ibiza UAE to Berlin comes to mind. And see The Martinez our residency at DC10 in Brothers, e-mail Ibiza was epic. firstname.lastname@example.org Who does what when with ‘Blue Marlin’ you’re playing a set? in the subject line, Christian: We don’t really and tell us… have any roles, we just WHERE ARE freestyle and kind of play THE MARTINEZ off each other. If one of BROTHERS FROM? us is playing the track the a) Dubai other is teeing up the next b) New York one. We’re pretty much a c) Aberdeen two-man band. Please include your Do you guys ever get in full contact details. each other’s way? Winners will be S: All the time. We kindly drawn at random. ask the other to move. Motivate terms and Is there any sibling rivalry conditions apply over who gets to play the best tracks? S: No, but there is most definitely some rivalry between us on the basketball court - it gets serious. You guys grew up loving percussion. Is it important to your music? C: The rhythmic aspect of our tracks is the most important part. Rhythm is what makes you dance, so it’s important to have those drums tight. What can people expect from a typical Martinez Brothers’ set? S: Energy. We make people dance. If we’re playing you should expect to dance and have a good time. What are a couple of floor-filling tracks that you can always rely on? C: Armand Van Helden’s Ghetto House Groove gets them every time. Also, Transitions by Dennis Ferrer has been slipping back in the playlist. You’ve pulled off some 11-hour sets before. How do you keep going? S: As long as the people keep feeding us energy, we’ll feed it right back. The people create the vibe at a party as much as the DJ does. Do you ever run out of ideas? S: No, because we don’t try to force the music. When it’s something you want to do, rather than something you’re forced to do, you’re bound to come up with something. We play music when we want to, which, luckily, is all the time!
Still in their early 20s, the brothers from the Bronx have played at some of the world’s biggest clubs including Pacha, Fabric and a residency at Ibiza’s legendary DC10. This month, the New Yorkers bring their high-energy sets to Blue Marlin. Stevie and Christian spoke to Hype
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