Bingo Players are one of Premier’s resident DJs, and with good reason. This Dutch dance and electro house musical project is led by DJ and producer Maarten Hoogstraten, and regularly plays the hottest clubs all over the United States and the world. Bingo Players are returning to Premier on March 14, 2020, and in anticipation, Hoogstraten sat down with us to chat about Atlantic City and his favorite music.
You’re a resident DJ at Borgata’s Premier. What are some of your favorite things about the crowds here in Atlantic City? One of my favorite things about the Atlantic City crowd is that it is usually made up of people from all over the place, some locals, some from other countries. It feels good to know I’ll be performing for a variety of different people. Some will be fans and others it will be a first time to make new fans.
Who are some of the artists that you currently love to listen to? That’s a really hard question! I love dance music of course and listen to a lot of French house music and early electro. I love Daft Punk, my all time favorite! I love the early Ed Banger records era of music like Thomas Bangalter, Justice, Dj Mehdi. I also really love listening to classics like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Prince, Def Leppard and really too many to list. My label, Hysteria Records, got that name from our favorite Def Leppard album “Hysteria.”
For someone who hasn’t come to a Bingo Players set, what kind of evening can they expect? If you haven’t been to a Bingo Players show, it’s a night full of energy and partying! MC Iceman keeps the crowd engaged all night. He has a ton of energy which transfers to the crowd and I try to do my thing behind the decks to keep people moving.
You’re known for your tracks “Touch Me,” “Get Up,” and “Out of My Mind.” What inspires you to keep creating new tracks? I am honestly inspired to create new tracks by living life, traveling, seeing the world, and getting to meet fans. These are the things that re-charge me and make me want to create new music.
You’ve toured all over the world and the United States. Where have been some of your favorite places to play? This is a difficult question because there are so many places I loved to play in the US. Some of my favorite cities are Atlantic City (of course) because it’s near the beach and Premier and Borgata are very nice, as well as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. That said, we have great shows everywhere. We recently played in Albuquerque and the crowd went nuts. If any of you reading this are going to Miami for WMC, I’m looking forward to our annual Bingo Beach party.