Justin Martin is a San Francisco-based house DJ and producer whose best tracks and remixes tend to be lean, finely melodic, and a little playful.
He debuted with the 2003 single "The Sad Piano." Released on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label, played by Derrick Carter and Pete Tong, and licensed by Steve Bug, the single got Martin's recording career off to an impressive start. Additional singles for Buzzin' Fly and Utensil were out by the time Martin and Claude VonStroke co-founded the Dirtybird label, an outlet for both producers' solo tracks, Martin's partnership with Christian Martin (as Martin Brothers), and other artists such as Ardalan. Martin's debut album, Ghettos & Gardens, was released on Dirtybird in 2012 with new productions, a handful of remixes, and a "remake" of Goldie's "Kemistry" all part of the program. A more collaborative album, Hello Clouds, was issued on Dirtybird in 2016. It subsequently appeared on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi