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Origin Tilburg, Netherlands
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts
Members Marlon Flohr
Ralph van Hilst

Bassjackers is a Dutch electronic music production and DJ duo consisting of Marlon Flohr & Ralph van Hilst.[1] Flohr is the more outspoken member of the duo whereas Van Hilst takes care of 'behind-the-scenes' production.[2]

The pair's Electro House tracks, including "Savior", "Crackin" and "Wave Your Hands", reached the 'Beatport top 100'.[3] They are best known for their 2013 the single, "Crackin". They rank at 35th on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs of 2017.[4] Bassjackers have released their tracks on labels Spinnin' Records, Revealed Recordings and Smash The House.


Beginnings (2007)[edit]

Bassjackers' official logo

Flohr and Van Hilst were friends in high school, where they formed Bassjackers in 2007. The duo began performing together, with Flohr as the showman and Van Hilst more involved in 'behind-the-scenes' production.[2]

First successes & recording contract (2010-2012)[edit]

In 2011, the single "Mush Mush" appeared on Beatport. The track was more successful than their earlier singles and reached the top 10 of the Beatport charts for a period of over two months. It was played by DJs Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and the Swedish House Mafia in their sets.

In 2012 the duo performed at a number of festivals and began to tour the United States. Their first large concert appearance was at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.[5] At the EDC Vegas they played their track "Mush Mush", as well as their next planned single "Hey", a collaboration with the Dutch DJ duo Showtek. The release was postponed and the publication of their Angger Dimas collaboration went on. The single "RIA" was published in March through Sander van Doorn's label Doorn Records.[6] A few months later, in August, they released together with Yves V the single "Bronx" through Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's label Smash the House.[7] The duo presented the song "Let's Get Weird" for free download available.

Bassjackers, Marlon (left) and Ralph (right)

"Crackin" (2013-2014)[edit]

Their collaboration with DJ and producer Dyro was their first release in 2013. The single was released in February under the title "Grid".[8] It followed the track "Duckface", a collaboration with Kenneth G.[9]

On July 15, 2013 they published "Raise Those Hands" together with the DJ and producer R3hab through Calvin Harris' label Fly Eye Records.[10] The duo's performance of "Raise Those Hands" with R3hab at the EDC Vegas. was included in the official music video.[who?] It was followed in July by their first appearance at the largest EDM festival, Tomorrowland, in Belgium.[11] Their next single was "Flag", a collaboration with Gregori.[12] In fall of 2013, they started the studio working with Martin Garrix who achieved the worldwide hit "Animals" his breakthrough just this year. The single "Gamer", their first collaboration, was released on November 4, 2013 through Spinnin' Records.[13]

On January 20, 2014, the next collaboration entitled "Crackin" followed. This single soon became their most successful track. Crackin' appeared in two variations, firstly in a Bassjackers version and in a Martin Garrix remix version.[14] The Bassjackers version was provided for free download while Garrix's version came in second of the Beatport charts as actual single version for a long time and thus represents the first peak position of the duo. Even an entry in the Dutch singles chart succeeded. The official music video reached on Spinnin' TV over 10 million visits.

Genre exchange & collaborations with DJs (2014-2015)[edit]

On February 10, 2014, the track "Battle" was released in cooperation with the Dutch DJ and producer Jordy Dazz through Doorn Records.[15] As follow-up single, a collaboration with the successful producer MAKJ was released.[16] The track is the title "Derp" and differs from the style slightly from the previous track.[16] The single "Rampage", another collaboration with Kenneth G, was released on August 15, 2014 through Hardwell's label Revealed Recordings.[17]

On October 17, 2014 Bassjackers published another solo single titled "Savior".[18] With the single "X", which was produced together with Dyro, it was released on December 15, 2014.[19] With "Wave Your Hands" followed as their first track in 2015 a collaboration with Thomas Newson.[20] The single "Wave Your Hands" also been referred to as high-big room track and became their first number one hit on Beatport.[3]

On February 20, 2015 Afrojack played at Ultra Music Festival Argentina for the first time the song "What We Live For", a collaboration between him and Bassjackers.[21] The single "Alamo", which a collaboration with the Dutch DJ and producer Brooks, was released on May 25, 2015 through Showtek's label Skink.[22] That year the group released a single, "Memories" with KSHMR, in the middle of a tour in the US and Canada.[23][24] This is a collaboration with DJ and producer Coone. The track was developed on a hardstyle basis.[25]

On October 17, 2015, Bassjackers were ranked 39th on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in their first appearance on the list.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2015 DJ Mag Bassjackers Top 100 DJs[4] 39
2016 DJ Mag Bassjackers Top 100 DJs[26] 34
2017 DJ Mag Bassjackers Top 100 DJs 35



  1. ^ "BASSJACKERS: Information". The DJ List. 
  2. ^ a b "Sunburn Goa 2015: Day 3 was owned by Martin Garrix and Bassjackers". Radio and Music, 30 Dec 2015
  3. ^ a b "Bassjackers - Beatport Top Tracker". Beatport Top Tracker. 
  4. ^ a b c "Poll 2016: Bassjackers". DJMag. 
  5. ^ "Ultra Music Festival 2012 - Lineup". Ultra Music Festival. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "RIA (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Angger Dimas on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Bronx (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Yves V on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  8. ^ "Grid (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Dyro on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  9. ^ "Duckface (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Kenneth G on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  10. ^ "Bassjackers, R3hab New Releases: Raise Those Hands on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  11. ^ "Bassjackers Tracklists / Playlists Overview ⋅ 1001 Tracklists". 1001 Tracklists. 
  12. ^ "Gregori Klosman & Bassjackers - Flag (Original Mix) - Dancing Astronaut". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  13. ^ "Gamer (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, GRX on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  14. ^ "Martin Garrix's Edit of Bassjackers' 'Crackin': Exclusive CODE Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  15. ^ "Battle (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Jordy Dazz on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  16. ^ a b "Derp (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, MAKJ on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  17. ^ "Bassjackers, Kenneth G New Releases: Rampage on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  18. ^ "Savior (Original Mix) by Bassjackers on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  19. ^ "X (Original Mix) by Bassjackers, Dyro on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  20. ^ "Bassjackers, Thomas Newson New Releases: Wave Your Hands on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  21. ^ "What We Live For - Single by Bassjackers & Afrojack on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  22. ^ "Bassjackers, Brooks (NL) New Releases: Alamo on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  23. ^ Kat Bein (October 21, 2016). "KSHMR & Bassjackers Take Fun to the 'Extreme' on Latest Collaboration: Exclusive". Billboard. 
  24. ^ "DJ Snake Slithers Into Surrender, Bassjackers Flip the Switch at Light". Vegan Seven, October 21, 2015 by Ian Caramanzana
  25. ^ "Sound Barrier (Original Mix) by Coone, Bassjackers, GLDY LX on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  26. ^ "Poll 2016: Bassjackers". Retrieved 2017-11-10. 

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