Firebeatz

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Firebeatz
Origin Tilburg, Netherlands
Genres Electro house, big room house, Dutch house, progressive house, future house, tech house
Occupation(s) Producer, musician
Instruments Keyboards, turntable, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Apple Mac
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts Nicky Romero, Sander van Doorn, DubVision, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Chocolate Puma, Lucas & Steve, KSHMR
Website firebeatz.com
Members Tim Benjamin Smulders
Jurre van Doeselaar

Firebeatz is a Dutch music producing duo made up of Tim Benjamin Smulders (born 14 August 1985) and Jurre van Doeselaar (born 7 July 1987) that formed in Tilburg in 2008. They have gained fame through their dance floor hits like "Dear New York", "Here We F*cking Go" and "Helicopter" on the EDM scene working alongside well-known acts like Calvin Harris, Tiësto and Martin Garrix.

Music career[edit]

Tim and Jurre met at the School of Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and discovered a similar interest in music.[1] The chemistry worked prompting them to form Firebeatz in 2008.[2] Releases like "Funky Shit", "Where's Your Head At", "Miniman", "Dear New York" and "Here We F*cking Go" got into the higher ranks on the Beatport dance charts.

The release of the Chocolate Puma and Firebeatz collaboration "Just One More Time Baby", was appeared on BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong show and received good critiques.[3] In addition the track topped the Beatport House chart for many weeks. "Dear New York", one of their biggest hits, was a collaboration with Schella. It reached No. 2 in the Beatport Main Top 100.[4]

In 2013, Firebeatz managed to keep the momentum with "Gangster" which reached the Beatport Top 20 and their collaboration with Bobby Burns in "Ding Dong", released by Tiësto's Musical Freedom label. Their track "Yeahhhh" came out on Calvin Harris's Fly Eye Records and Firebeatz were asked to make an exclusive remix of "Thinking About You", a collaboration between Calvin Harris and Ayah Marar. Their track "Wonderful" gained support by established DJs such as Afrojack, Chuckie, Sander van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Thomas Gold and R3hab.

They also successfully managed to diversify and cross over to other genres by collaborating with artists like Pitbull, James Blunt, Ian Carey, Snoop Dogg, Freestylers, Flo Rida, Timbaland, Fatman Scoop, Alex Gaudino, Wynter Gordon, Bingo Players and Sean Paul. The latter two reaching Beatport's Main Top 15.[5]

"Max Ammo", released December 2013, has reached the Beatport top 20.[6] Their release together with Martin Garrix, "Helicopter", got to No. 1 in Beatport,[7] as well as charted in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. They released "Guitar Track" with Sander van Doorn in March 2014 after it was initially previewed with their identities hidden.[8] In June 2014, Firebeatz worked alongside Tiësto and Ladyhawke to release "Last Train", which was featured on Tiësto's fifth studio album A Town Called Paradise. The duo also featured on Calvin Harris's fourth studio album Motion for the collaborative track "It Was You" in November 2014.

In 2018, Firebeatz and DubVision formed the supergroup METAFO4R, performing for the first time together at EDC Las Vegas 2018.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NLD

[10]

BEL

[11]

FRA

[12]

"Helicopter"
(with Martin Garrix)
2014 59
[13]
33 98 Non-album singles
"I Can't Understand"
(with Chocolate Puma)
66

List of singles[edit]

  • 2008: Firebeatz - Speak Up [Big and Dirty]
  • 2008: Firebeatz and Mell Tierra - Ready To Go EP [Masal]
  • 2009: Firebeatz and Mell Tierra featuring Stanford - Hit The Dust [Made In NL]
  • 2009: Firebeatz and Apster - Skandelous [Made in NL]
  • 2010: Firebeatz - 2 Time's The Charm / Magic People [Blackbird]
  • 2010: Firebeatz and JoeySuki - Echobird [Audiodamage]
  • 2010: Firebeatz - Beatboxa / Look Behind The Obvious [Big and Dirty]
  • 2010: Apster and Firebeatz - Cencerro [Samsobeats]
  • 2010: JoeySuki and Firebeatz - Hidden Sound [Radikal Rhythm]
  • 2010: Firebeatz - Punk! [Blackbird]
  • 2010: Firebeatz featuring Greg Van Bueren - Zunga Zunga [Big and Dirty]
  • 2010: Nicky Romero and Firebeatz - Seventy Two / Ambifi [Spinnin Deep]
  • 2010: Firebeatz and JoeySuki featuring Max C - Hidden Sound (This Beat Is Got Me) [Radikal Rhythm]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - It's Like That 2011 [Sneakerz]
  • 2011: Firebeatz and JoeySuki featuring Benjmin - Tell Me [Radikal Rhythm]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - 4 Real Life EP [Nervous]
  • 2011: Stuart vs. Firebeatz - Free, Let It Be [Cloud 9 Dance]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - It's Like That 2011 (The Remixes) [Sneakerz]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - Where Brooklyn At / Wise Up [Size]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - Knock Out [Sneakerz]
  • 2011: Chocolate Puma and Firebeatz - Go Bang! [Pssst Music]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - Had It / Love Is What We Need [iCompilations]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - A Certain Sound / FYPM [Rising Music]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - Beatboxa [Big and Dirty]
  • 2011: Firebeatz - Funky Shit [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Firebeatz - Where's Your Head At [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Firebeatz - Miniman [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Firebeatz and JoeySuki - Reckless [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Chocolate Puma and Firebeatz - Just One More Time Baby [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Ron Carroll and Alex Kenji - Good Time (Firebeatz Remix) [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Firebeatz and Schella - Dear New York [Spinnin']
  • 2012: Firebeatz - Here We F*cking Go [Revealed]
  • 2012: Firebeatz - Disque [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Firebeatz - Gangster [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Firebeatz - YEAHHH [Fly Eye]
  • 2013: Firebeatz and Bobby Burns - Ding Dong [Musical Freedom]
  • 2013: Firebeatz - Ahw Yeah [free download]
  • 2013: Firebeatz - Wonderful [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Chocolate Puma and Firebeatz - Sausage Fest [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Firebeatz and Schella - Wicked [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Firebeatz - Max Ammo [DOORN]
  • 2013: Firebeatz - Woof [free download]
  • 2014: DubVision and Firebeatz - Rockin [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Martin Garrix and Firebeatz - Helicopter [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Sander van Doorn and Firebeatz - Guitar Track [DOORN]
  • 2014: Firebeatz - Bazooka [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Tiësto and Firebeatz featuring Ladyhawke - Last Train [Universal Music]
  • 2014: Firebeatz - Bombaclat [free download]
  • 2014: Firebeatz and KSHMR featuring Luciana - No Heroes [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Firebeatz and Schella - Switch [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Rune RK - Calabria (Firebeatz Remix) [Musical Freedom]
  • 2014: Calvin Harris and Firebeatz - It Was You [Fly Eye / Columbia]
  • 2014: Chocolate Puma and Firebeatz - I Can't Understand [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Firebeatz - Arsonist [Spinnin']
  • 2015: Sander van Doorn, Firebeatz and Julian Jordan - Rage [DOORN]
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Darkside [Spinnin']
  • 2015: Firebeatz and DubVision featuring Ruby Prophet - Invincible [Spinnin']
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Samir's Theme [Spinnin']
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Sky High (Tiesto Edit) [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Unlocked [free download]
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Go [Spinnin']
  • 2015: Firebeatz and Apster featuring Spree Wilson - Ghostchild [Spinnin' Premium]
  • 2015: Firebeatz - Tornado [MUSICAL FREEDOM]
  • 2015: Firebeatz and Jay Hardway - Home [Spinnin']
  • 2016: Firebeatz and Schella - Dat Disco Swindle [Spinnin']
  • 2016: Firebeatz - Trigga Finga [Free Download]
  • 2016: Firebeatz and Chocolate Puma - Lullaby (featuring BISHØP) [Spinnin']
  • 2016: Firebeatz and Fafaq - Sir Duke [Spinnin']
  • 2017: Firebeatz x Lucas and Steve - Show Me Your Love [Spinnin' Premium]
  • 2017: Firebeatz featuring Vertel - Till The Sun Comes Up [Ignite]
  • 2017: Firebeatz x Apster featuring Ambush - Let's Get Wild [Ignite]
  • 2017: Lucas and Steve x Firebeatz featuring Little Giants - Keep Your Head Up [Spinnin']
  • 2017: Firebeatz - Burn It Down [Ignite]
  • 2018: Firebeatz x Peppermint featuring Aidan O' Brien - Everything [Ignite]
  • 2018: Firebeatz and Madison Mars - Rock Right Now [Ignite]
  • 2018: Firebeatz - Remember Who You Are [Ignite]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  7. ^ "Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter [Out Now]". Youredm.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  8. ^ Renée. "Go Bazooka: Interview with Firebeatz". Turn Up The Bass. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  9. ^ Goldenberg, Ross (May 18, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: DubVision & Firebeatz to debut their new supergroup, METAFO4R, tonight at EDC Las Vegas". Dancing Astronaut. Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved May 25, 2018. 
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