Spend The Night & 3024 Present:
Throughout his winding journey in electronic music, Dutch-born Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, has always stood in a genreless scene of his own. Based in Washington, D.C., Martyn builds his aesthetic around musicality and energy in equal parts. His back catalogue embodies melancholy and dancefloor hypnotism, tracing back to his roots in UK-originated hybrids of bass music with an added flavour of hi-tech, Detroit-influenced jazz. As an explorer of several sonic palettes since the mid-90s, his sound shifts between dancefloor-driven D’n’B, house and techno. But these days, Martyn is more than just a DJ and producer. His work spans multiple projects, from mentoring emerging artists to platforming new producers through his 3024 label.
In 2007, he co-founded the 3024 imprint alongside visual artist Erosie. The duo have released a celebrated body of work from producers like Jacques Greene, Leon Vynehall and Martyn himself, including Martyn’s collaborations with Spaceape and OM Unit. Classic remixes supplied by Ben Klock and Flying Lotus have also left a significant stamp on the label’s evolving collection. More recently, 3024 has signed fresh talents including Otik, Sister Zo and TSVI / Anunaku.
Soundwise, 3024 has no policy. Everything from dub to breaks to techno snakes through the label, with no sound too weird or wonky. Today, Martyn signs burgeoning talent to 3024, most of whom stem from his Artist Mentoring Program on Patreon. Launched in 2020, Martyn uses the Program as an outlet to mentor producers at all stages. He bridges the gap between beginners, rising artists and established names by offering one-to-one lessons, group sessions and Q&As with renowned figures like Luke Slater, Skee Mask and dBridge. Martyn connects the Program with 3024 by releasing a selection of his student’s work in the form of V/A compilations.
The pandemic allowed Martyn to rethink archaic structures in dance music. Rather than get swept up in the smoke and mirrors of the industry, Martyn decided to help producers looking to break into a notoriously guarded scene. Martyn meets his students and cultivates a community to make a difference on the ground and nurture genuine student-teacher connections.
With two decades of experience as a touring artist, Martyn has performed worldwide, released music on Ostgut Ton, Brainfeeder, Intercept and many more besides, and landed a residency at Panorama Bar in Berlin where he remains a resident DJ today. Like his productions, Martyn’s style of DJing is uncategorizable. His monthly ‘Darkest Light’ show on NTS Radio offers a glimpse into his far-reaching world, but similar to his approach to DJing and producing, Martyn’s trajectory continues to chop and change.