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Showtek
Showtek (Wouter behind the decks; Sjoerd right sided) and singer GC playing live at Airbeat One Festival 2017.
Showtek (Wouter behind the decks; Sjoerd right sided) and singer GC playing live at Airbeat One Festival 2017.
Background information
OriginEindhoven, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producers
  • musicians
  • songwriters
Years active2001–present
Labels
Members
  • Wouter Janssen
  • Sjoerd Janssen
Websitewww.showtek.nl

Showtek is a Dutch electronic dance music duo consisting of two brothers from Eindhoven, Sjoerd (born 6 April 1984) and Wouter Janssen (born 20 August 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, who have been musically active since 2001, also offer podcasts on their own radio show on the music streaming service iTunes.

Biography[edit]

The brothers Wouter Janssen (Dutch: [ˈʋʌutər ˈjɑnsə(n)]) and Sjoerd Janssen ([ˈʃuːrˈjɑnsə(n)])[3] began their musical career in electronic music, specifically in techno music in 2001[4][5] and subsequently moved to hardstyle in 2003.[1][4] At that time, Wouter usually produced hard trance under the stage name of Walt, and Sjoerd hardstyle as Duro.[6] 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,[7] and received a score of 95/100 on Partyflock.[8] 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,[9][10] which also allows them access to rewards.[4][11] 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.[12] 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.[13][14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

In 2023, Showtek re-entered the hardstyle industry with their first public appearance on Qlimax: Enter The Void, 15 years after their last gig.[17] They also confirmed their upcoming hardstyle album, set to be released in 2024 to accompany their hardstyle-only set.[18] The album, titled "360 Blue", was released on 20 June 2024.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Today Is Tomorrow[19]
Analogue Players in a Digital World[20]
  • Released: 23 October 2009
  • Label: Dutch Master Works
  • Formats: CD, digital download
360 Yellow
  • Released: 17 November 2023
  • Label: Skink
  • Formats: Digital download
360 Blue
  • Released: 20 June 2024
  • Label: Skink
  • Formats: Digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Essentials[21]
  • Released: 18 September 2015
  • Label: Farm Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Mix albums[edit]

List of mix albums
Title Album details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 1
[22]
  • Released: 12 October 2015
  • Label: Skink, Spinnin' Records, 2-Dutch
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Extended play details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 2
[23]
Amen
  • Released: 26 July 2017
  • Label: Skink, Armada Music, 2-Dutch
  • Format: Digital download
EDM Sucks / Island Boy[24]
  • Released: 22 November 2019
  • Label: Skink
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[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
[25]
AUS
[26]
AUT
[27]
BEL
[28]
FRA
[29]
GER
[30]
IRL
[31]
SWE SWI
[32]
UK
[33]
"Save the Day / Bassment"[34] 2001 Today Is Tomorrow
"Controller" Non-album single
"Seid Ihr Bereid" 2003 98 Today Is Tomorrow
"Save the Day Again" 2004 Non-album singles
"Choruz"
"Brain Crackin'" 2005 Today Is Tomorrow
"Rockin' Steady / I Like the Bass"
(vs. Deepack)
Non-album single
"Puta Madre"[35] 2006 Today Is Tomorrow
"3 the Hard Way / Bangin'"
(vs. Gizmo)
"The Colour of the Harder Styles (Defqon 1 Anthem 2006)" 47
"Shout Out"
(featuring MC DV8)[36]
2007
"FTS"[37]
"Born 4 Thiz / Raver"
(featuring MC DV8)[38]
"We Live for the Music / Scratch"[39] 2008 Non-album singles
"Skitzo" / "Steady Rockin'"
"Black 2008"[40]
"Hold Us Back / Back 2 Skool / Back 2 Reality"
(featuring MC DV8)[41]
"Apologize"
"Down Under (X-Qlusive Showtek Australia Anthem)"
"Dominate" / "Partylover" 2009
"World Is Mine" / "We Speak Music" Analogue Players in a Digital World
"Freak" / "Fast Life" / "Here We Fucking Go"
"Electronic Stereo-Phonic" / "Laa-Di-Fucking-Daa" / "My 303"
"Analogue Players in a Digital World" / "Rockchild" 2010
"Dutchie"
"Expansion"[42] Non-album single
"Generation Kick & Bass" / "We Live for the Music" / "Loco" Analogue Players in a Digital World
"Beats of Life"
(featuring MC Stretch)
Fuck the System
"Breakbeat Junkie"[43]
"Music on My Mind"
(featuring Lexi Jean)[44]
2011 Non-album single
"F-Track" Analogue Players in a Digital World
"Dirty Hard"[45] Non-album singles
"Memories"[46] 2012
"Hell Yeah!"
(with Tiësto)
Essentials
"How We Do"
(with Hardwell)
91
"Cannonball"
(with Justin Prime)
6 5 45
"Hey!"
(with Bassjackers)
"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 56 45 5
  • BPI: Silver
  • IFPI: Gold
"We Like to Party" 51 25 112
"Bad"
(with David Guetta featuring Vassy)
2014 13 5 15 6 6 19 33 2 28 22 Listen
"Bouncer"
(with Ookay)
98 Essentials
"Cannonball (Earthquake)"
(with Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma)
59 29
"Wasting Our Lives (WLTP)"
(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)
Essentials Vol. 2
"Mellow"
(with Technoboy and Tuneboy)[48]
2016
"Swipe"[49]
"Believer"
(with Major Lazer)
41 48
[50]
"On Our Own"
(with Brooks featuring Natalie Major)
2017
"Natural Blues"
(with Moby)
2018
"Your Love"[51]
(with David Guetta)
83 70 32
[52]
53 7
"Down Easy"[53]
(with MOTi featuring Starley and Wyclef Jean)
[A] Non-album single
"Momma"[55]
(featuring Earl St. Clair)
2019 Essentials Vol. 2
"Listen to Your Momma"[56]
(featuring Leon Sherman)
"We Found Love"[57]
(with Sultan & Shepard)
Echoes of Life: Day
"Way We Used 2"[58]
(with Sultan & Shepard)
Essentials Vol. 2
"Rave"[59]
(with Steve Aoki and Makj featuring Kris Kiss)
Neon Future IV
"EDM Sucks"[60]
(with Gammer)
EDM Sucks / Island Boy
"Island Boy"[60]
(with Dropgun featuring Elephant Man & GC)
"Straight Shots"[60]
(with Linka & Mondello' G featuring GC)
"The Weekend"[61]
(with Spree Wilson featuring Eva Shaw)
2020 Essentials Vol. 2
"Show Some Love"[62]
(featuring Sonofsteve)
Non-album singles
"Pum Pum"[63]
(with Sevenn)
2021
"Mercy / Misbehaving"[64]
"What Is Love"[65]
(featuring Theresa Rex)
"Wij Zijn Eindhoven" 2022
"Pour It Down"
(with Vérité)
360 Yellow
"Live In A Bubble"
(with LIIV)
Non-album singles
"Welcome Back Home"
(featuring MC Ambush)
"Burn"
(with Timmy Trumpet)
360 Yellow
"Free"
(with Silverland)
Non-album singles
"In My Soul"
(with Lockdown)
"One Life"
(with Sonofsteve)
360 Yellow
"Everybody"
(with Eday)
2023
"BT1"
(with Ookay)
"Happy"
"Dream"
(with Timmy Trumpet)
"Feeling"
(featuring Sonny Wilson)
"Mirror Mirror"
(with Steve Aoki and Jem Cooke)
360 Yellow and Hiroquest 2: Double Helix
"Holland"
(with Earl St. Clair)
360 Yellow
"Snow"
(with DJ Tom-X)
"Let Me Think About It Again"
(with Ida Corr)
"Take My Heart Away"
(with SMACK and Sam Gray)
"Friends"
(with Bassjackers)
"Lose Your Mind"
(with ANG and .EXA)
"Simulation"
"Dear Hardstyle"
(with Earl St. Clair)
360 Blue
"Legends"
(with Sub Zero Project and Doktor)
"XTC"
(with Wildstylez and Jodapac)
2024
"All We Need"
(with Zany)
"Colours"
"Real One"
"Grow Up"
(with City Fidelia)
"Rager"
(with Radical Redemption and The 27s)
"Spaceman (I Always Wanted You to Go)"
(with DJ Isaac)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  1. ^ "Down Easy" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number seven on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[54]

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[29]
GER
[30]
"No Money No Love"
(with David Guetta featuring Elliphant and Ms. Dynamite)
2014 159 94 Listen

Remixes[edit]

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.

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