June 18, the Bingo Players will host his own ‘Bingo Beach’ located on the ultimate edm party scene of New York; Governors Island. In this set of electronic dance music, guest appearances will be made from DJ Quintino and the Bass Jackers. Get your tickets here. After this event the Bingo Players is touring through America.
6/19: Tikki Beach, Rhode Island
7/02: Rehab Beach Club, Las Vegas
7/03: Bungalow Beach Club, Dallas
7/04: The Mid, Chicago
8/14: Rehad Beach Club, Las Vegas
9/10: Dancefestopia 2016, Kansas City
Get your tickets here for all shows.
Maarten Hoogstraten, the real name behind Bingo Players, wasn’t like other kids his age. When he was 10, his friends were buying toys to play with, but Maarten was already spending his cash on vinyl and CDs.“You know how it starts,” he said with a chuckle. “I was the one who bought records when I was young, I bought lots of vinyl, seven-inches, twelve inches, and when CDs came about I bought a lot of CDs, growing up, I spent all my money on music.”
When he was a teenager, two events would change his life. An early music software program called ProTracker was released, and he would meet Paul Baümer, who would become his musical partner for the better part of the next 15 years until he suddenly passed away from cancer in 2013. Though they didn’t start out as DJs, once the demand grew for them to play out live, they learned how to mix on CDJs. Soon, they became regulars on the EDM circuit, playing massive festivals, like Electric Daily Carnival, Tomorrowland, and Coachella.“I think we started to become better producers once we started to DJ,” he said, noting that they would bring new tunes on the road and play for a crowd to gauge their reaction.
But in June 2013, at the height of their success, Paul suddenly fell ill. Maarten was stunned and didn’t know what to do. But Paul’s last wishes were for his best friend and his musical partner to keep making music. “He always said to me, ‘If you can find solace and continue what we started, please do so. Please continue the music. Carry on the Bingo Players flag,’” said Maarten.
Quintino is on the rise. Known as a highly talented Dutch DJ and producer, he is quickly becoming one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. After taking on the role as DJ it wouldn’t take long before he was able to place his mark on nowadays dance music. Working with legendary names as Tiësto and Afrojack, signed to the world’s largest record label Spinnin’ Records, this is a DJ whose career gets boosted year by year.
Best friends since high school, DJ, Marlon Flohr, and producer, Ralph van Hilst came together in 2007 to create the Dutch duo known as Bassjackers. Marlon, the wild and outspoken half of Bassjackers, lives for the spotlight and being on stage performing for massive crowds. His counterpart, Ralph, on the other hand, is laidback and introverted, preferring his behind-the-scenes role as producer. Their opposing personalities are a perfect combination for this unique one dj-one producer collaboration.
The duo exploded onto the scene and in 2011 their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” was picked up by Tiësto and released on his label Musical Freedom. The track dominated the Beatport top 10 chart for over two months and was one of the biggest festival tracks of the year. This was a sign of things to come.
Since then, Bassjackers have reached massive new heights in their career with numerous chart-topping bangers and hit collaborations with the likes of Martin Garrix, Afrojack, KSHMR, Dyro, R3hab, and Showtek, to name a few, as well as remixes for A-list artists including Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Moby, and Ne-Yo. At the top of their game, Bassjackers continue to tear up stages worldwide and wow crowds along the way.