DJ Justin Martin spins at Samana in Vail Sunday
Vail CO, Colorado
VAIL, Colorado “-DJ Justin Martin got his start in music at the age of 2 playing the pots and pans, he said. Now he’s one of the top DJ’s in San Francisco. He performs at Samana Lounge in Vail on Sunday night.
Peter Blick, house DJ for Samana Lounge and opening act on Sunday night, heard Martin perform at Burning Man in 2008 and said it was one of the highlights of the festival.
“He is one of most innovative current tech house producers blending blending dirty basslines with beautiful melodies,” Blick said.
In advance of Martin’s Sunday performance, the Vail Daily asked him a few questions.
Vail Daily: How and when did you get your start in the industry?
Justin Martin: I fell in love with electronic music from a pretty young age. After my brother took me clubbing in New York when I was 15, I knew that I wanted to start DJing as a hobby. At first I played mostly intelligentdrum and bass but after moving to San Francisco in 1999, I fell in love with house music and it was all over after that.
VD: How do you differ from the other DJ’s out there?
JM: I definitely try to blur the lines between genres … I love everything from deep house to techno and I am not afraid to play an eclectic set as long as it is good music.
VD: What kind of music do you play?
JM: Music that is fun to shake your booty to.
VM: How do you plan on impacting the future of electronic music?
JM: My plan is to have no plan… I just take it one party at a time, make music from my heart, and do what I love.
VD: Why should people come see your show?
JM: To prove to me that Vail knows how to party.
What: DJ Justin Martin
Where: Samana Lounge, Vail
When: Sunday. DJ Blick opens starting at 9:30 p.m., DJ Justin Martin goes on at 11p.m.
Cost: No cover before 10 p.m.
More information: Call 970-476-3433.