Showtek

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Showtek
Showtek @ Airbeat One 2017.png
Showtek (Sjoerd behind the decks; Wouter right sided) and singer GC playing live at Airbeat One Festival 2017.
Background information
Origin Eindhoven, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producers
  • musicians
  • songwriters
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.showtek.nl
Members
  • • Wouter Janssen
  • • Sjoerd Janssen

during live performances:

  • • Sonny Wilson (singer & MC)
  • • Andre „GC“ Fennell (singer)

Showtek is a Dutch electronic dance music duo consisting of two brothers, Sjoerd Janssen (born April 6, 1984) and Wouter Janssen (born August 30, 1982).[2] The duo regularly manages to reach the top of multiple music charts and work with artists such as Tiësto, Chris Brown and David Guetta.[1] Showtek was ranked 17th in the Top 100 DJs list of 2014 but by the magazine's 2016 list, they had dropped to 96th. The brothers also offers podcasts on their own radio show on the music streaming service iTunes.

Biography[edit]

The brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen began their musical career in electronic music, specifically in techno music in 2001[3][4] and subsequently moved to hardstyle in 2003.[1][3] At that time, Wouter usually produced hard trance under the stage name of Walt, and Sjoerd hardstyle as Duro.[5] They released their first album, Today Is Tomorrow in 2007 under their independent label Dutch Master Works. The album was well received in the Dutch music charts, reaching 68th place,[6] and received a score of 95/100 on Partyflock.[7] In 2009, their second album, Analogue Players in a Digital World, was unveiled at the Amsterdam Dance Event in the Netherlands and circulated by the Central Station Records.[1] The album was well received by the press,[8][9] which also allows them access to rewards.[3][10] The duo uses multiple aliases including but not limited to; Dutch Masters, Headliner, Lowrider, Unibass, DJ Duro, Walt, Walt Janssen, Mr. Puta, Boys Will Be Boys and Alan Misael.

Showtek at Static X Copenhagen in 2010

In 2011, the group collaborated on the album Kiss from the Past by Allure, one of the musical projects of Dutch producer Tiësto.[11] In 2012, they collaborated with Tiësto again on the singles "Miami / Chasing Summers" included in the album Club Life: Volume Two Miami, and on a single titled "Hell Yeah!". In 2012, the Showtek brothers began a series of collaborations, a project called Crazy Collabs, with producers from some of the other genres in dance music.[12][13] Before the official announcement of their collaboration, they co-produced an EP with Tiësto and Angger Dimas entitled "We Rock" as Boys Will Be Boys. They have also worked with Tiësto, Hardwell, Justin Prime, Bassjackers, Ookay, MAKJ, and Noisecontrollers. Showtek also co-produced the upcoming single of Chris Brown entitled Nobody's Perfect with Lukas Hilbert and David Jost. Showtek has their own podcast, which is available through their website and iTunes.

In December 2013, the duo recently founded their own label "Skink", which is licensed to Spinnin Records but isn't a sub-label.[14] The song "We Like To Party" by Showtek was the first title to be released under the new label.

In 2014, they collaborate with Vassy and David Guetta for the single "Bad", which was listed for 239 weeks on 19 different music charts.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Today Is Tomorrow[16]
Analogue Players in a Digital World[17]
  • Released: October 23, 2009
  • Label: Dutch Master Works
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Essentials[18]
  • Released: September 18, 2015
  • Label: Farm Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Mix albums[edit]

List of mix albums
Title Album details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 1
[19]
  • Released: October 12, 2015
  • Label: Skink, Spinnin' Records, 2-Dutch
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Extended play details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 2
[20]
  • Released: May 30, 2016
  • Label: Skink, Armada Music, 2-Dutch
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[21]
AUS
[22]
AUT
[23]
BEL
[24]
FRA
[25]
GER
[26]
IRL
[27]
SWI
[28]
UK
[29]
"Save the Day / Bassment"[30] 2001 Non-album singles
"Controller"
"Save the Day Again" 2004
"Choruz"
"Brain Crackin'" 2005 Today Is Tomorrow
"Rockin' Steady / I Like the Bass"
(vs. Deepack)
Non-album single
"3 the Hard Way / Bangin'"
(vs. Gizmo)
2006 Today Is Tomorrow
"Puta Madre"[31]
"The Colour of the Harder Styles (Defqon 1 Anthem 2006)" 47
"Seid ihr bereid" 98
"FTS"[32] 2007
"Shout Out"
(featuring MC DV8)[33]
"Born 4 Thiz / Raver" (featuring MC DV8)[34]
"We Live for the Music / Scratch"[35] 2008 Non-album singles
"Black 2008"[36]
"Hold Us Back / Back 2 Skool / Back 2 Reality"
(featuring MC DV8)[37]
2009
"Expansion"[38] 2010
"Breakbeat Junkie"[39]
"Music on My Mind"
(featuring Lexi Jean)[40]
2011
"Dirty Hard"[41]
"How We Do"
(with Hardwell)
2012 91
"Memories"[42]
"Beats of Life"
(featuring MC Stretch)[43]
"Cannonball"
(with Justin Prime)
6 5 45
"Slow Down (Anthem Emporium 2013)" 2013 23 16 15
"Get Loose"
(with Noisecontrollers)
32 129
"Booyah"
(featuring We Are Loud! and Sonny Wilson)
15 87 50 23 22 56 40 45 5
"We Like to Party" 51 25 112
"Bad"
(with David Guetta featuring Vassy)
2014 13 5 15 6 6 19 33 28 22 Listen
"Bouncer"
(with Ookay)
98 Essentials
"Cannonball (Earthquake)"
(with Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma)
59 29
"We Like to Party (Wasting Our Lives)"
(featuring Tryna)
100
"90's By Nature"
(featuring MC Ambush)
90 70 Skinkalation, Vol. 1
"Satisfied"
(featuring Vassy)
2015
"Sun Goes Down"
(with David Guetta featuring Magic! and Sonny Wilson)
52 39 67 Listen
"N2U"
(with Eva Shaw featuring Martha Wash)
Non-album singles
"Mellow"
(with Technoboy and Tuneboy)[44]
2016
"Swipe"[45]
"Believer"
(with Major Lazer)
41 48
[46]
Music Is the Weapon
"On Our Own"
(with Brooks featuring Natalie Major)
2017 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[25]
GER
[26]
"No Money No Love"
(with David Guetta featuring Elliphant and Ms. Dynamite)
2014 159 94 Listen
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • ^[A] "Get Loose" did not chart on the Flemish Ultratop singles chart, but did peak at number 79 on the Ultratip chart, which tracks the top 100 songs that have not made the Ultratop 50.

Sources[edit]

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  7. ^ San Marino (April 21, 2007). "Showtek – Today Is Tomorrow". Partyflock (in Dutch). Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Showtek – Analogue Players In A Digital World". Partyflock. December 17, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Showtek – Analogue Players In Digital World". hardstyle-industry. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive Interview With Showtek". Clubbing9ine.com. 
  11. ^ Reiko (May 14, 2011). "Allure – Kiss From The Past". be-dance.be. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ Sarah Polonsky (August 1, 2012). "Showtek Reveals Next Crazy Collab Exclusively to VIBE". VIBE Magazine. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
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  31. ^ "Puta Madre Showtek – single – Volumeet". Volumeet. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
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  33. ^ "Shout Out (feat. MC DV8) – Single by Showtek". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
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  38. ^ "Expansion – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Breakbeat Junkie – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Music on My Mind (feat. Lexi Jean) – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  41. ^ "Dirty Hard – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  42. ^ "Memories – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Beats of Life – Single (feat. MC Stretch) by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Mellow – Single by Showtek, Technoboy & Tuneboy on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Swipe – Single by Showtek on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
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