The Winter Olympics may not have an exclusive EDM-entry point yet, but it seems the games have decidedly tapped the world’s “No. 1 DJ,” , to be 2018’s torchbearer for electronic music.
Similar to when opened the games in 2004, Garrix’s performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a sight to behold.
Understandably, playing the Closing Ceremony was a deeply personal experience for Garrix.
“I once got inspired to get started with electronic music because I saw Tiesto play the 2004 Olympics in Athens,” he explained. Continuing, “That I got the opportunity to recreate that moment myself is such a huge honor. I can only hope and dream that my performance will inspire others like Tiesto’s inspired me.”
Garrix also performed alongside the swiftly ascending signee , who showcased his track “GLORY” for onlookers live around the world.