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DJ FRANKY MARTINEZ
(Frank van Rooijen, Age 31)
Music Style: Dirty, Sexy, Funky house and electro house music.
With a Golden and a Silver Record in the UK, the Netherlands and Scandinavia to his name this professional Dutch International Dj and Producer topped the worldwide charts as the producer (together with buddy Niels Pijpers) behind Lock ‘n Loads’ “Blow ya Mind” and “House some more”. After “Blow ya Mind’s” amazing entry at number 6 in the UK Single Charts Franky Martinez found himself performing at legendary UK TV music program Top of the Pops together with Craig David, Jessica Simpson, Hanson and the Bloodhound Gang. As a successful remixer he topped the International dance charts with remixes for Freddy Mercury, ATB, Dj Jose & G-Spott and The Vengaboys amongst others.
With an impressive 16 years of experience behind the decks and Dj performances in countries and cities like Hawaii (Honolulu), Norway (Oslo, Stavanger), Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver), England (London, Newcastle), America (Hollywood Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas) , Ireland (Dublin, Belfast), Scotland, Spain (at Legendary Club Pacha), Greece, Switzerland (Energy Parade), Germany and The Netherlands, Franky Martinez is a true International DJ and Producer. In his Dj career, he has shared the Dj booth with the likes of no other than Erick Morillo, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Ferry Corsten, Marco V, Olav Basoski, Dj Roog, Sander Kleinenberg and Deep Dish just to name a few.
Franky Martinez has created and is known for his own unique style of music; an International blend of dirty, sexy, funky, house and electro house music. It’s got to be hot and sexy on his dance floor! What’s most important in his music is the rhythm and funk. It’s those things that drive, stimulate and release people’s inner inhibitions. Every tune he plays will have these elements in it. Within these elements Franky always tries to experiment a bit outside his parameters during his sets. In his view you’ve always got to introduce crowds to new music, something they haven’t heard or experienced before, that’s what keeps it interesting for them and for himself. He always keeps his sets evolving and versatile but, at the same time, never forgets he plays at a party and not a lecture! Franky Martinez always finds that perfect balance of educating and entertaining his crowds.
Next to being a talented Dj and producer, Franky’s also a gifted Graphic designer and Art Director. After graduating from the Art Academy in the Netherlands he worked at two famous Dutch Graphic design and Ad Agencies before moving to Johannesburg to become an Art Director at South Africa’s legendary Ad Agency The Jupiter Drawing Room.
Having recently traded The Netherlands for Joburg and already sponsored by Iron Fist Clothing, expect to see lots more from Franky Martinez on the African continent and in the International dance music scene.