Showtek is a Dutch electronic dance music act consisting of two brothers, Sjoerd Janssen (born April 6, 1984) and Wouter Janssen (born August 30, 1982). The duo regularly manages to reach the top of multiple music charts and work with artists such as Tiësto, Chris Brown and David Guetta. Showtek was ranked seventeenth in the Top 100 DJs list of 2014. The brothers additionally offers podcasts on the music streaming service iTunes (Skink Radio Show).

Biography

The brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen began their musical career in electronic music, specifically in techno music in 2001 and subsequently moved to hardstyle in 2003. At that time, Wouter usually produced hard trance under the stage name of Walt, and Sjoerd hardstyle as Duro. 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, and received a score of 95/100 on Partyflock. 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. The album was well received by the press, which additionally allows them access to rewards.

In 2011, the group collaborated on the album Kiss from the Past by Allure, one of the musical projects of Dutch producer Tiësto. 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!". They are additionally related to music "Nobody's Perfect" by Chris Brown. In 2012, the Showtek brothers began a series of collaborations, a project called Crazy Collabs, with producers from a few of the additional genres in dance music. 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 additionally worked with Tiësto, Hardwell, Justin Prime, Bassjackers, Ookay, MAKJ, and Noisecontrollers. Showtek additionally 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 licenced to Spinnin Records but isn't a sub-label. The song "We Like To Party" by Showtek was the first title to be released under the new label.

In 2014, they collaborate with and Vassy and David Guetta for the single "Bad", which was listed for 239 weeks on 19 different music charts.

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums
TitleAlbum details
Today Is Tomorrow
Analogue Players in a Digital World
  • Released: October 23, 2009
  • Label: Dutch Master Works
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums
TitleAlbum details
Essentials
  • Released: September 18, 2015
  • Label: Farm Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Mix albums

List of mix albums
TitleAlbum details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 1

Extended plays

List of extended plays
TitleExtended play details
Skinkalation,
Vol. 2
  • Released: May 30, 2016
  • Label: Skink, Armada Music, 2-Dutch
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
NLD
AUS
AUT
BEL
FRA
GER
IRL
SWI
UK
"Save the Day / Bassment"2001Non-album singles
"Controller"
"Save the Day Again"2004
"Choruz"
"Brain Crackin'"2005Today Is Tomorrow
"Rockin' Steady / I Like the Bass"
(vs. Deepack)
Non-album single
"3 the Hard Way / Bangin'"
(vs. Gizmo)
2006Today Is Tomorrow
"Puta Madre"
"The Colour of the Harder Styles (Defqon 1 Anthem 2006)"47
"Seid ihr bereid"98
"FTS"2007
"Shout Out"
(featuring MC DV8)
"Born 4 Thiz / Raver" (featuring MC DV8)
"We Live for the Music / Scratch"2008Non-album singles
"Black 2008"
"Hold Us Back / Back 2 Skool / Back 2 Reality"
(featuring MC DV8)
2009
"Expansion"2010
"Breakbeat Junkie"
"Music on My Mind"
(featuring Lexi Jean)
2011
"Dirty Hard"
"How We Do"
(with Hardwell)
201291
"Memories"
"Beats of Life"
(featuring MC Stretch)
"Cannonball"
(with Justin Prime)
6545
"Slow Down (Anthem Emporium 2013)"2013231615
"Get Loose"
(with Noisecontrollers)
32129
"Booyah"
(featuring We Are Loud! and Sonny Wilson)
15875023225640455
"We Like to Party"5125112
"Bad"
(with David Guetta featuring Vassy)
2014135156619332822Listen
"Bouncer"
(with Ookay)
98Essentials
"Cannonball (Earthquake)"
(with Justin Prime featuring Matthew Koma)
5929
"We Like to Party (Wasting Our Lives)"
(featuring Tryna)
100
"90's By Nature"
(featuring MC Ambush)
9070Skinkalation, Vol. 1
"Satisfied"
(featuring Vassy)
2015
"Sun Goes Down"
(with David Guetta featuring Magic! and Sonny Wilson)
523967Listen
"N2U"
(with Eva Shaw featuring Martha Wash)
Non-album singles
"Mellow"
(with Technoboy and Tuneboy)
2016
"Swipe"
"Believer"
(with Major Lazer)
7048
Music Is the Weapon
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
FRA
GER
"No Money No Love"
(with David Guetta featuring Elliphant and Ms. Dynamite)
201415994Listen
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.