It’s a sad day in the EDM community.
DJ duo, Bingo Players made it big in the Dutch house scene with several underground tracks before gaining worldwide fame with hit singles like Cry and Rattle. Cry which was sampled on Flo Rida’s Top 10 hit, I Cry hit number #6 on the hot 100 and No. #1 on the Rap Songs charts in 2012, pushing Bingo Players to greater global fame. Their continuous success led to the duo playing at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella in 2013. The duo also became one of the inaugural residents at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan this year.
Unfortunately, the EDM community received heart breaking news last night as Maarten Hoogstraten announced that his DJ partner, Paul Bäumer, lost his battle to cancer on December 17th, 2013 (Wednesday). Paul who was absent from live performances announced that he was diagnosed with cancer in July.
As Marteen said in his statement to fans, “Paul, we will miss you.”
Marteen’s full statement can be read here:
A MESSAGE FROM MAARTEN
Posted on Dec 18, 2013
I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer. He fought strongly until the end.
We want to thank you all for your support over the past few last months.
Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we’re going through this loss with family and friends. We’ll post a longer update shortly with more information as well.
Paul, we will miss you.
Here’s Rattle by Bingo Players