It’s fair to say that Showtek has been taking over the world of late, having debuted in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 poll. The brothers have been one of the most talked about music groups in the EDM world, with a buzz around them that’s reaching a fever pitch. They make their highly-anticipated return to Calgary as part of the Stampede After Dark series, at Flames Central on July 13.
Showtek have always been instigators of musical debauchery, the brothers that hit hard and clean. Their first album, 2007’s “Today is Tomorrow” launched the duo into the forefront of the hard dance scene, and cemented their status as the world’s most innovative within the genre.
Relentless touring followed as the brothers continued to refine their sound and live shows and released their second award winning album in 2009. Sell out appearances in the US, Holland and Europe began catching the attention of the worldwide EDM community, and it wasn’t long before Showtek’s true brilliance was revealed and they started touring intensely around the world, which has proven their sound and live shows are second to none.
The duo has been slammed with accolades from the word go. They became the first act in their genre to record a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix; they received many awards, including ‘Hold Us Back’ being awarded The Beatport Award for ‘Best Selling Hard Dance Track of 2008’. One year after Showtek stunned all their opponents and won every award in their category; ‘Best Track’, ‘Best DJ’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best producer’ and ‘Best Compilation’. Showtek’s massive track ‘Raver’ was featured on the soundtrack of the international blockbuster ‘Bruno’, the Sacha Baron Cohen movie. In the following year they were asked to host their own stage at huge European festivals like; Dance Valley (Netherlands) Electrocity and performed on Creamfields UK and even stopped by on Ibiza for Judgement Sundays.
Very few artists in any genre ever reach the pinnacle of success that Showtek already have accomplished. But for these dynamic brothers from Eindhoven, this is truly just the tip of the iceberg.