Platinum certified producer, Bingo Players returns to UK leading independent label, Perfect Havoc, with the emotive, feelgood track ‘Phone A Friend (feat. Tia)’. Out today, 2nd September, the Dutch mega producer aka Maarten Hoogstraten only releases music to the highest standard and this latest commercial house cut neatly follows suit.
Bingo Players needs little introduction. For over a decade, Maarten Hoogstraten has been dominating dancefloors and singles charts around the world with a style of dance music that has seen fans in their masses flock to sets at major festivals around the globe like Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Vegas and more.
With his late DJ/production partner Paul Bäumer, Bingo Players had huge success with the Top 40 global anthem ‘Cry (Just A Little)’, and in 2013 with the UK No. 1 single ‘Get Up (Rattle)’ where they made history as the first Dutch act to hit the top spot in 25 years. After Paul’s passing, Maarten came back with ‘Knock You Out’, a tribute to his lifelong friend, which became their first No.1 on the US Billboard Dance Chart. With over 20 million streams, it catapulted Bingo Players further into the mainstream.
Today Bingo Players’ sound as fresh as ever. Maarten’s 2020 rework of ‘Devotion’ became a hit for the second time around on Musical Freedom some 11 years after its initial release on Spinnin’ Records. Subsequent success came with the US Billboard Top 4 single ‘Forever Love’ with Disco Fries, and the heavily supported collaboration with fellow Dutchmen, Oomloud on ‘Brighter Days’.
To the very present, this latest single follows Bingo Players’ debut on Perfect Havoc alongside Oomloud in 2021 with ‘Touch & Go’. ‘Phone A Friend’’s retro sound are enhanced by soft synths, 80s-style percussion and a BP signature bassline. Singer Tia comes in with her dreamy vocals, longing after a lover she can phone from the bed (we’ve all been there, right?).
‘Phone A Friend’ is another solid release for Perfect Havoc. Shortlisted for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards, Perfect Havoc has carved out its niche of commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds. Now having generated over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles, including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award-nominated producer Joel Corry & MNEK, it’s one of the most consistently successful indies in recent years.
With a talent-packed schedule still to release in 2022 including cuts from Oliver Nelson and James Hurr, Ros T, Parx and many more, Perfect Havoc continues to serve up accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.
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