Martin Jensen + Bjørnskov – Somebody I’m Not
Danish electronic producer Martin Jensen specializes in energetic house with touches that range from big-bass festival EDM to lanky tropical.
Born in Silkeborg, Denmark, the DJ started spinning on the side of his day job as a contractor. Posting mixes that sampled viral videos on the Internet, he developed a strong fan base on social media.
His first single, the celebratory “Si” – incorporating a sample of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo bellowing the eponymous exclamation – became a viral hit in 2015.
He quickly followed with the booming “Night After Night” and “Miracles,” featuring fellow Dane Björnskov. The latter track featured a toned-down sensibility that saw Jensen adopt a more island-influenced sound similar to Kygo or Matoma.
In 2016 he issued “All I Wanna Do” and “Solo Dance,” which exploded on social media, nearing 142 million streams. That same year he was ranked 82 on DJ Mag’s Top 100.
~ Neil Z. Yeung