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-2 VIP tickets to Bingo Beach NYC at Governor’s Island on 6/29
-Meet & Greet with Bingo Players at the show
-Exclusive signed Bingo Players flag
Bingo Players‘ newest single ‘Knock You Out’ dropped just a little over two months ago and already has over three quarters of a million plays on SoundCloud. The more exciting news is that the remix EP just dropped two days ago and it is seriously awesome. Featuring remixes from Hardwell, Gorgon City, Champion and Flaxo, the EP goes through festival house, drum & bass and trap.
My favorite two remixes are the ones that went outside of the [house]box and went for drum & bass and trap. Champion just recently won a remix competition for a Popeska track, and it was well deserved. He continues to show his chops in this awesome liquid DnB rendition that ust begs for a dancefloor. Flaxo’s remix is equally enjoyable as the bass kicks and pounds throughout this trap banger.
Along with the EP release, I was able to ask Bingo Players about some of the influences in his work and some of the weirder things he’s had to deal with on stage, and off.
The Netherlands seems to be a breeding ground for producers that end up making it huge. Why do you think that is? Was it your dream to be doing this at this stage in your life?
I think it’s because The Netherlands has a [developed] dance culture that goes back a long time ago. For instance, In the early 90’s we already had electronic dance music on mainstream radio. When I was 10 years old, me and my friends were exchanging CD’s and mixtapes full of rave and house music.
What kind of music did you listen to growing up and has any of it influenced your own work?
I always listened to many kinds of music. When I was a teenager, I really liked rock and metal, but at the same time was listening to rave, gabber and other kinds of dance music. Listening to stuff like The Prodigy really inspired me to start producing myself.
As of this moment, Bingo Players has not released a full LP. Is that something that you’ve consciously avoided, or perhaps maybe it was never the right time? Can we look forward to an album in the future?
Making an album would be cool, especially because you can put stuff on there that doesn’t necessarily have to be a single. It can be a bit more diverse creativity wise. We’ve always been slow producers, so making an album would take up a lot of time. Up to now, no real plans, but who knows!
Who have you had the most fun with just messing around in the studio?
I never had anyone in the studio other than Paul, so yeah, Paul would be that person!
Is there a single you’re most proud of?
I think the last single “Knock You Out” is one of the most special singles. It was one of the last tracks I did with Paul and we worked really hard on it. The song will always have a special meaning to me.
Has there been any super awkward or embarrassing experience at a festival or show that really sticks out to you?
Actually I never experienced something awkward or embarrassing at a festival gladly! A show that really sticks out was the first time we played Nocturnal [Wonderland] in San Bernardino a few years ago. It was the first time we played a big show like that. We were so excited when we got off stage, we talked about it for days afterwards.
When considering unconventional forms of exercise, would you rather use a trampoline, do parkour, or go square dancing?
Square dancing of course! At least some music when working out!
In the music video you did with Far East Movement, why did you choose ducks and were they live ducks? What were their names?
They actually all computer generated, you can’t tell the difference right?
What’s the weirdest thing anyone has ever thrown to you on stage?
A condom, not sure if it was used or not… it was pretty disgusting. Glad it didn’t end up in my face.
Do you have any routine, like making coffee or doing jumping jacks, before you sit down in the studio and make a track?
Not really, normally I would make breakfast, chill for a while and go to the studio and just fire up the project and let it all out!
Finally, if you could choose 4 other producers to be on your Zombie Killing Dream Team, who would they be? What would be their roles?
I really don’t know how to answer this question 😉
While it’s a shame that we won’t ever know if Maarten thinks of Guetta or Harris as zombie fighting material, I think we can let it slide.