As most of you know, the Bingo Players will be playing at the FUSA Fall Concert this year with the Bassjackers opening for them. So, who exactly are each of these music groups?

Hailing from the Netherlands, the Bingo Players are a prominent Dutch Dance and Electro House DJ and production duo. The two members of this group are Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten.

They have been an active music group since 2006, but have just started seeing success in recent years. Unfortunately, on July 19, Bäumer had announced on the music group’s Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with cancer and would not be traveling for a while because of it.

Hoogstraten will be representing the group on the road for the foreseeable future, including the trip for the FUSA Fall Concert. However, Bäumer stated that he will still be working in the studio as well as taking lead in running the group’s Hysteria record label, all while seeking medical treatment.

Their two most popular hit songs to date are “Cry (Just a Little)” and “Rattle.” “Cry (Just a Little)” was a Top 40 hit in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, as well as other parts of Europe and Australia. It is also noted as an international club hit, which helped the group garner worldwide success for a short while. The song samples vocals from “Piano In The Dark” by Brenda Russell, a dance and jazz musician. This track helped the Bingo Players rank at number 66 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s list for 2012.

In 2011, an original song, “Rattle,” gave the Bingo Players another hit. This song charted in the Top 40 in the Netherlands, France, Sweden, and Denmark. Just this year, the duo released a new version of the same song titled “Get Up (Rattle).” It became a number one single in the United Kingdom in addition to becoming a Top 10 hit in countries like Germany, Austria, France and Australia. The single has been certified gold in Canada, silver in the United Kingdom, and four times platinum in Australia.

In addition to DJ-ing and producing music, the Bingo Players also own and operate their own record company named Hysteria Records. This label releases singles and other tracks from up and coming dance and electro music producers in the world such as MAKJ, Sandro Silva, Ralvero, Gregori Klosman and the Bassjackers.

Ironically enough, the Bassjackers are the group that will be opening for the Bingo Players at the FUSA Fall Concert. This Bassjackersmusic group consists of Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst, who started their career in 2007. Like the Bingo Players, this musical duo is experienced in both DJing as well as producing. Their first career single, “Beat Cut,” solidified their careers as it helped them reach international dance charts. The duo’s most popular single to date, “Mush Mush,” became one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011. Now, the majority of the Bassjackers’ music includes remixes of other dance artists like Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia, and David Guetta.

Sophomore Jason Alderisio said, “I don’t even know who they are so I won’t be going to the concert. On a scale of one to 10, I’d give their genre of music a five.”

Sophomore Jason Moragas seems a bit more favorable about the Bingo Players. “I think their beats are original and the style the group portrays is an immediate party classic,” he said. However, Moragas is not a fan of this music genre either. “They’re actually half decent for a house group, but still not my thing.” Moragas compliments the Bingo Players for their originality, but is not a fan of the genre overall.

So Bingo Players along with the Bassjackers serve as questionable options for the FUSA Fall Concert since some students are uncertain about the EDM genre. Regardless, they will both be playing at Alumni Hall on Oct. 19 where their success will ultimately be determined.

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