“Bingo Players Will Always Be Plural” – Maarten; Bingo Players Set to Move Forward


After some quiet time to mourn, Maarten Hoogstraten, 1/2 of the Dutch dance group Bingo Players, has come out to address the public about the future of the act and moving forward. In December, Paul Baumer lost his battle with cancer, but thanks to this announcement, there is information on a charity that the public can donate to in Paul’s name: The Dutch Cancer Society.

Bingo Players isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and according to Maarten, it was Paul’s wish to keep the music going since both DJs had worked too hard to quit. There is A LOT of music that Paul had helped work on before he passed that hasn’t been released yet, and clearly both had agreed that it would be a shame not to release it.

But the most important information to come from the public announcement is this: no name change. Bingo Players is staying plural and Paul’s spirit will be present in everything that Maarten does with the group.

Read the full message below:

Dear All,

Firstly, i want to thank each and every one of you for the massive amount of support and kindness shown in the past month. I was overwhelmed with the heartfelt messages and the stories shared by people… thank you, it means a huge amount to me and Paul’s family and friends.

Many people have asked if they can donate to a charity in Paul’s name. He had asked for those that wanted to please be directed to KWF (The Dutch Cancer Society) – www.kwf.nl

So, understandably there are lots of questions you all may have about what’s going to happen next. Well, the first thing I want everyone to know is that I’m still continuing Bingo Players. We’ve come too far to stop now and Paul’s spirit will always be a part of anything I do as Bingo Players.

Before he passed, Paul and I spoke and he made it clear he wanted me to continue Bingo Players. He and I have worked so hard to get to where we are, and it feels as though our journey had only really just begun. There’s so much more ahead for Bingo Players.

I want to continue because I love what I do and I want to do it for both of us. There is a lot of music that we worked on together before Paul passed away that will be coming out in the next months and years, more on that soon!

Bingo Players will always be plural.

– Maarten