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Fast-rising Bassjackers explode into Light

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Wait for it … Bassjackers are all about the drop.

It’s been nearly 10 years since best friends Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst launched their joint electronic dance project. Flohr, the energetic frontman and DJ, and van Hilst, the behind-the-scenes producer, put their indelible talents together, giving way to Bassjackers.

Since Tiësto began working their song “Mush Mush” into his set in 2011, the Dutchmen have continued to dominate dancefloors with their big-room house sound, landing collaborations with EDM giants like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and Afrojack. Last year, Bassjackers broke onto DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list (No. 39) and landed a coveted residency at Las Vegas’ Light Nightclub, and they’ve only gained momentum from there. From remixing songs for Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby to playing a headlining sunrise set at EDC, Bassjackers continue to climb the hit ladder. “We both do what we love most and what we are best at,” Flohr told Insomniac in 2014. “We go back and forth about the music—what works well live, what sounds fresh. We get a lot more work done because of this.”

The duo’s biggest track, “Memories,” featuring the swirling, smoky vocals of Sirah, showcases Bassjackers’ signature driving bass and ability to experiment with different genres. Throw in the duo’s latest single, a hard-hitting collab with Joe Ghost and MOTi called “On the Floor Like” and you’ve got a perfect preview of what’s to come at headlining Light gig Friday—it’s all about the drop. Bassjackers at Light at Mandalay Bay, April 15; at Daylight, April 16.

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