You’ll never find them page-blotting for a full house at your local Mecca bingo, but you might catch them at a festival, boshing out live sets of original tunes, bootlegs and mash-ups.
“When we’re not DJing, we love playing live,” says Maarten Hoogstraten, one half of Dutch electro house duo the Bingo Players. "We play our own stuff, on our label Hysteria, and anything else that grabs us. And if it isn’t right for our sets, we re-edit it.”
The pair met in the mid-1990s, through friends. One day I heard Paul (Baumer) making music on his old Amiga,” says Maarten. “Around the same time I was experimenting with producing on my PC.”
It was when they heard The Prodigy’s debut album ‘Experience’, they say, that they got inspired. You can hear elements of that raw, rave vitality in their own, recently-released bangers ‘Cry (Just A Little)’ and ‘Rattle’. “Those tunes are very different from each other though,” says Maarten. “We’re still figuring out our sound.”