Last night the EDM community took a big hit as Paul Baumer, 1/2 of the group Bingo Players lost his six month fight with Cancer. Fellow member, Maarten Hoogstraten the news late last night over Facebook in an open letter.
I am 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 for all your support over the last few months.
Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of the 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 miss you.
Paul you are a deeply respected and extremely talented musician. Such an all around good guy. Thank you so much for letting us have the opportunity to hear your artwork. Your music will live on forever through all of your beloved family, friends and fans. What I think is most important is that he passed away doing what he loved. Life is short and always remember your blessings. Rest in paradise brother.
We went to Orange County and came back with one hell of a producer – Henry Fong. Hard to miss on the basis of his appearance alone, this young talent has a sound all his own that commands your attention. His upcoming release, “Hot Steppa”, is an offbeat and colorful melding of reggae and electro-house which dropped on Spinnin Records on October 28. Henry’s musical ambitions began after college graduation, when producing & DJing grew from merely a hobby to a way of life. Now calling LA home, the young producer has been on a production rampage in 2013, which started with the break out hit “Jump!” released on the Bingo Players tastemaker label, Hysteria. Jump! went right in at the upper echelons of the Beatport Top 10 chart. Fong’s music has seen support from Hardwell, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Knife Party, Bingo Players, Tommy Trash, and the list keeps growing. Stay tuned as you can expect to see much more from Henry Fong in 2013 and beyond. Here comes the Hot Steppa.