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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:17

“Hard-hitting electro house.”
Best known for: 
“Martin Garrix ‘Animals’.”
Tune of the year: 
Not answered
“Sometimes yes, sometimes no.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“There are certain types of dance music that are very popular but I don't think that makes the genre pop any more than when hip-hop became more mainstream in the '90s.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
Maarten: “An iguana, so I can be lazy and lay down in the sun all day.”Paul: “A bird, so I can skip taking a jet.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“DJs should all decide for themselves if they want to do ‘heart hands’; haha.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“We're not here to say what people should or shouldn't do with their lives.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Old school arcade games, pinball machines and a foosball table!”

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.”