after jumpstarting 2011 with the fresh and original tracks: 'lame brained,' 'get on the move' and the summer top 10 hit 'cry (just a little)' there's no doubt that this year has been the year of bingo players. bingo players joined creative forces via their brand new label 'hysteria' and it resulted in their first landmark hit: 'cry (just a little'). the track ruled the airwaves, the net, the clubs, the festivals and mainstream top 40 charts in a large number of countries.
when meeting in late 2006, audio specialist paul bïumer and graphic designer maarten hoogstraten had no idea that their musical interests would translate into a bond that would secure the fast paced success lying ahead. in just 3 years, a string of releases, original tracks and remixes, successfully found their way onto the dancefloor and across a global audience.
adopted by labels such as: strictly rhythm, secure recordings, spinnin' records and sneakerz muzik, bingo players spoiled music lovers with their first hits: 'touch me' (vs. chocolate puma), 'chop' and 'disco electrique', all claiming number 1 positions in the beatport chart. a chain reaction followed and soon artists like: kristine w., joachim garraud, ferry corsten, sander van doorn, kid cudi vs crookers and martin solveig were amongst the few who decided to have their music remixed by bingo players. the bingo players hit release 'devotion' topped off the year with another number one spot in the beatport chart. this then led the path ahead for bingo players, a full schedule of live performances and music production had now firmly been set.
by the time paul and maarten hit 2010, a local & international audience had lined up to watch bingo players on stage, packing out clubs everywhere. touring around the globe and playing at some of the hottest gigs around, including: creamfields uk & australia, nocturnal festival la, dance valley, mysteryland holland and tomorrowland belgium, all witnessed the same thing: hands up, party rocking djs firing up the crowd.
fedde le grand, green velvet and david guetta embraced the bingo players sound and received 'the bp treatment' for their remixes, while many a dj had already included paul and maarten's records and promo's to their sets, or hammered the infamous 'tom's diner' through the speakers. yet another beatport number 1 for the past 'up and comers' now firmly placed as main stayers. at the end of the year a new bingo players brainchild was born and enabled them to release tracks under a new flag: their label 'hysteria'. it would also allow them to offer a platform to newly discovered talent, which had been one of their other ambitions.
in 2011, bingo players still find themselves climbing an even higher ladder, rapidly. 'hysteria' launched new tracks and happily surprised with the bingo players vs. nicky romero collaboration 'sliced'. next, a killer remix for pitbull's global no. 1 smash hit 'give me everything' ft. ne-yo, afrojack & nayer, turned out to be the most downloaded version in several territories and signaled what lay ahead: great new music! bingo players found themselves celebrating their first top 10 position in mainstream top 40 charts, just before the summer took off. 'cry (just a little)', put a smile on faces worldwide and has been officially released in 20 countries with the u.s just starting in the last quarter. live stages are calling upon the guys continuously, as they had a full schedule entertaining crowds at: audiotistic, electric daisy carnival las vegas, dirty dutch mysteryland, dayglow miami, ministry of sound london and versuz tomorrowland to name but a few.
with an insatiable appetite for everything that's music, bingo players seem unstoppable and have a new series of tracks lined up. remixes for flo rida and cobra starship have just left the studio; their own 'rattle' is a top 10 smash and received early support from the likes of: laidback luke, david guetta and kaskade. having prepared sets to play in: brasil, russia, the u.s, italy, the uk, germany and a new residency in vegas confirmed, bingo players have officially gotten out of the car and have taken a high speed train. next stop: 2012!