Bingo Players was founded by Dutch DJs Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Bäumer, in 2006.
Stylistically, Bingo Players utilized a choppy form of tech house until 2011, where they would shift into the modern-day dance scene that has garnered them gold and platinum certified records across the globe in territories including the US, UK, Netherlands, Australia, in addition to many others. In addition to DJing and producing, Bingo Players own and operate Hysteria Records. The label releases many of Bingo Players’ singles in addition to tracks from other electro house producers, including Swanky Tunes, Reebs, Stadium X, Laidback Luke, Tommy Trash, Bali Bandits, Oomloud, Bassjackers, MAKJ, Sandro Silva, Ralvero and Gregori Klosman.
In May 2011, Bingo Players released “Cry (Just a Little)”, which borrows lyrics from Brenda Russell‘s “Piano in the Dark“ which was a top 40 hit in multiple territories. In the same year, Bingo Players had a follow up hit with their record “Rattle“. The song charted in the top 40 in the Netherlands, France, Sweden and Denmark.
In 2013, a revamped version of “Rattle” titled “Get Up (Rattle)“was released and became a number one single in the United Kingdom in addition to being a top 10 hit in Germany, Austria, France, Australia and other parts of Europe. The single has been certified gold in Canada, silver in the UK, and four times platinum in Australia. Bingo Players is the first Dutch act in over 25 years to attain a UK number 1 single.
On July 19, 2013, Bäumer announced on the duo’s Facebook page that he was diagnosed with cancer and that Hoogstraten would be representing the duo on the road for the remaining tour. Bäumer stated he would still be working in the studio as well as taking lead in running Hysteria Records, while seeking medical treatment.
On December 17, 2013, Bäumer died after having cancer for over a year. Hoogstraten announced the news on Facebook on December 18. He had cancelled all upcoming shows to take time off to mourn the loss with his family and friends.
In 2014, Bingo Players announced that Hoogstraten would be continuing on as a solo act, as per Bäumer’s wishes. Around the same time, Bingo Players released “Knock You Out”, which became the group’s first number one song on the US Billboard Dance Chart. Featuring the lyrics “My fight is won, Who needs a gun, Boom-boom, Knock you out” sung by Kim Viera, who is not credited and co-written by SIA, it is considered to be a tribute to Bäumer and his struggle with cancer.
Bingo Players appeared at #96 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs for 2014.
Bingo Players has continued to tour the world with residencies in Las Vegas at Hakkasan, Hard Rock and Drais as well as a multi-year residency at Premier in Atlantic City. He’s performed at Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo and Creamfields. His beach club and pool side day club touring property, Bingo Beach, has been a huge success.
Bingo Players has had several top ten Billboard Dance singles including his most recent “Forever Love” which peaked at #4 at dance and #45 at US Top 40 in February 2021. His songs have amassed over 200 million + streams on Spotify, over 400 million + streams on YouTube and are supported by many A-level DJs.