Forever plural, Bingo Players are one of the most well-known and respected figures in dance music. With anthems such as Cry (Just A Little) and Rattle, it is no wonder why their latest remix of Hardwell’s Follow Me ft. Jason Derulo, is yet again, a smash hit.
The Future FM got the chance to sit down with Maarten to ask about favorite instruments, spare-time go-to’s as well as what’s on tap for Bingo Players in 2016. Check it out!
1. Can you tell us a bit about the creative process behind your massive remix of Hardwell’s ‘Follow Me’ Ft. Jason Derulo?
This one was so much fun to work on! It’s already a massive track, which is full of energy, so I wanted to keep that but just put my own spin on it and add some Bingo flavor to it. Jason Derulo’s vocal is just so awesome and powerful – so I was thrilled to be able to work with this song. I really hope people like it as much as I do!
2. In the studio, what are your favorite go-to instruments and effects?
I use Ableton as my DAW and I also have the Roland Juno 2, which I love the sound of. I mostly use soft synths! I am also a big fan of the Xfer Serum plugin.
3. What artist(s), in or outside of dance music, do you admire the most at the moment?
I am loving Essentials at the moment. They just released a track called ‘Alarm’ on Hysteria, and it’s a really dope track. Keep your eyes on these guys because they’re on a roll!
4. What is your favorite thing about being on the road all the time? Least favorite?
Favorite thing is of course the actual show! The feeling I get while standing in the booth looking out at a sea of people all there having a good time and dancing to the music, it’s indescribable! Least favorite is being away from my family… it’s difficult being away from them while I am on tour, but they are so supportive and it makes me really look forward to seeing them when the gigs are over.
5. When you have some time off your busy schedule, what sort of things do you like to do?
I am a massive video game fan, so I love to kick back and relax at home, playing video games!
6. What do you love most about your fans?
Their support. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful fans that make it their mission to keep you going through good and bad times.
7. Having released countless hit records as well as playing the biggest festivals and stages across the world during your illustrious decade in the industry, what can fans expect from Bingo Players in 2016?
Just expect a lot more! I am working hard on getting lots of productions wrapped up, and making sure that there’s a lot of new Hysteria Records tracks lined up for the New Year. 2016 is going to be big!