After coming on to festival season strong, Bingo Players are returning to the production side with their first original track of 2013. Once again blurring the line between progressive and electro, the duo took no prisoners on new track “Buzzcut.” Crisscrossing between an infectious, plucky melody and inhale-inducing builds, the track gets an electro wrench thrown into the mix, resulting in an aural chaos even Melanie Iglesias couldn’t help but succumb to. Released on the pair’s own Hysteria Records, the track is available now on Beatport.
Yet more untamed talent is emerging from Bingo Players‘ Hysteria Records imprint, this time in the form of Dutch longserver Alvaro and Moti for a post summer peak-timer in line with the label’s untamed repertoire. Last found alongside Tiësto and Quintino for Ultra Music Festival anthem “United,” this latest collaboration extends the genre’s festival-proof properties in true Dutch style. Bouncing high-end synth word and infectious sample off an inherently low-end canvas, “NaNaNa” is a firm step forward for label and artists alike ahead of the impending summer festival season. Out June 3 on Hysteria. (more…)
Even MTV stars like raving. In the preview clip for their new video for “Buzzcut,” the Bingo Players have recruited Melanie Iglesias to star as an unsuspecting dance fan ready for a light show. What happens next…you’ll just have to see for yourself.
Having topped charts left right and center with their ecstatic electro house prowess, Dutch heavyweights Bingo Players unveil what looks to be surefire summer anthem in the form of “Buzzcut.” The track oozes peak time fundamentals, charged with the rasping leads and stubborn drum work that has characterized their overhaul of the digital charts and global festival circuit alike to date. Hit more for their closest cut of electro house of 2013. Peep the preview after the break and get your “Buzzcut” on May 20th via Hysteria. (more…)
Though Dada Life, the jubilant Swedish duo of Olle and Stefan, did not bring their champagne and bananas to Ultra this year, their music certainly found its way into many a main stage set. Their remix to the Bingo Players’ ”Out of My Mind” was one such tune that received its fair share of playtime during the festival. Emphasizing the Bingo Players’ easily recognizable melody, Dada Life provide a slamming electro house take on the popular single. With its powerful bassline and stuttered kicks, the remix has a bit of a darker edge in the way of R3hab or Dyro. It may not be their most original work yet, but it certainly inspired havoc on the colossal Ultra speakers last weekend.
The combination of Dada Life and Bingo Players feels like a match made in heaven. Both duos are notorious for their jubilant, carefree anthems and party-starting productions. Recently premiered on the Bingo Players’ own Hysteria Radio, Dada Life’s forthcoming remix of “Out of My Mind” is a potent spin on the Bingo Players’ November single. Building off the winding melody of “Out of My Mind,” Dada Life up the intensity with a hefty, amplified electro house drop in typical Dada fashion. Dada Life’s remix will be released on April 1st on Hysteria Records.
Bassjackers and Kenneth G’s forthcoming production, “Duckface,” is next up at bat for release on the Bingo Players’Hysteria imprint. The electro track is exactly what we’ve come to respect from the two as separate entities, so it’s no surprise that their collaboration employs their traditional big builds and grinding synths. While it does bare some similarities to previously released tracks, we have few doubts that it will be anything less than a mainstage mainstay during this year’s festival season. Pick up your copy when it’s released on March 20th — just in time for Miami Music Week and Ultra part two.
Before the Bingo Players put themselves on the map with “Cry, Just A Little,” they were producing quality beats — many of which have been entirely overlooked. Their collaboration with Chocolate Puma is one such track and so we’d like to revive it for all of you haven’t heard it and even those of you have. With its heavy bass and vintage vocals “Disco Electrique” is an absolute floor killer of epic proportions. Their track “L’Amour” may have just taken the number 40 spot on our Biggest Tracks of 2012 list, but I’m partial to “Disco Electrique.”
2012 has been an exciting year for dance music, the scene has grown beyond any of our comprehensions, supplanting itself in popular culture, fueling the soundtrack of commercials, sitcoms, and even a Disney movie, and shaking the foundation popular culture by establishing a new wave of music consumer. At the forefront of everything have been the artists, the true pioneers of the electronic dance music wave. With a scene as large and expansive as EDM, it was hard to honor only 50 – for every David Guetta or Calvin Harris there are droves of aspiring bedroom producers all doing their fair share of pushing the movement — simply by creating and sharing their art. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing in 2012, we saw countless new artists emerge, seasoned producers experiment with new sounds, and massive collaborations form that made crowning the “best” artist a nearly impossible task.
We have run through the Biggest Tracks of 2012 and now we are ready to unveil our picks for the most influential artists of the year. From massive songs to record labels to phenomenal performances, producers have become the new rock stars of the music industry. Click below the break to see who we’ve chosen as the biggest artists over year — let’s start with rankings 50-41.