CODE First Play: Showtek & Ookay, 'Bouncer'

Tycho Merijn/2-Dutch Agency

A Showtek DJ set is a true performance. Brothers Wouter Janssen and Sjoerd Janssen not only play hard-hitting EDM but they aren’t shy about jumping on the DJ booth in the process either. Still, with its touches of disco, their latest release, “Bouncer,” might catch some fans off guard.

“We love all kinds of music,” Sjoerd explains. “Sometimes people think we only listen to EDM, like in the car, but we listen to everything.”

At the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Showtek committed to some serious studio time in order to finish a string of singles, which will be released throughout the year while they continue to tour. Part of the goal with this session was to expand their sound, if for no other reason than to keep their creative juices flowing.

“It’s a creative process so if you have limits then you’ll never be creative,” says Sjoerd of their studio time. “There’s no limits, no boundaries and then you’re free as a bird.”

“‘Bouncer’ has three genres in one track,” Wouter adds. “We don’t want to put ourselves in one box.”

Showtek’s “Bouncer” drops March 10 on their label, Skink.


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