“I started playing pots and pans when I was 2. Now, I’m a DJ,” says Justin Martin. Together with his brother Christian Martin, The Martin Brothers burst onto the tech house scene with their self-titled EP in 2006. Known for using strange sounds, they quickly became popular under the Dirtybird label.
While the two brothers now pursue separate careers as solo artists, their connection can still be heard in their music. “I look up to him as a roll model [sic], I can always count on him for the most honest advice, and when I'm stuck on a track he is always the person I hit up first,” says Justin Martin. “Listen to any of my best musical work and I can 100% guarantee that Christian helped me with it in some way or another.”
Their breakout song “Steal Drums” is featured on the Pulse compilation. Bustling and playfully odd sounds begin the track, a signature of The Martin Brothers. The song then bursts into the nightclub with a deep bass and trancelike beat.