Benny Benassi‘s newest video will teach fans more about the acclaimed producer than any interview ever could. The legendary artist, who has been around longer than most, loves waking up early and working out (biking, specifically) and taking at least three “disco naps” a day. The video, which features Benny’s latest single, ”Back To The Pump,” begins at 7 am, the ungodly hour that he rose on the day of his Electric Zoo set.
The one-day documentary, filmed and produced by Frame Dealer, shows the Italian DJ/producer’s day unfold as he kicks off the morning with a hearty workout, does his laundry, interviews with iHeart Radio, and plays a special mix for one of NY’s more popular radio stations, 92.3 NOW. At 7 pm, he is caught taking shots at Randalls Island Park just before his set, which was only the pre game to his after party with Deniz Koyu, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and Alex English at the famed Roseland Ballroom. By the time 4 am rolls around, Benny has been running for about 21 hours and admits, “One day in New York is too much for me. Really, really too much.” Well, not everyone is fit for the city that never sleeps.
Italy’s most famous DJ is “Back to The Pump” with his upcoming release. Benny Benassi has seen several successes in the past few years, with the likes of “Dance The Pain Away,” “Cinema,” and “Control” – not to mention his uber-popular, “Satisfaction.” With this latest track, Benassi pays homage to his original approach, leaving his most recent excursions into pop collaborations on the back-burner. “Back To The Pump” will be out on November 15th via Ultra Records.
It’s difficult to forget the majestic butterfly that hosted Tomorrowland’s Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me stage this past July in Belgium. Serving as the second largest stage at the festival, the powerful sound system and dazzling effects flickered above the crowd for a truly memorable experience. DJs dressed up as your favorite superheroes rocked the decks throwing the crowd into disarray. Luckily for American fans, the stage will make its way across the Atlantic and will support a plethora of talent spread across different genres.
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When you’ve been around as long as Benny Benassi has, you’re due to cross paths with a Grammy winner. Well, now he’s done so twice, linking up once more with nine-time Grammy winner John Legend. Originally joining forces earlier this year for their “Dance The Pain Away” collaboration (and performing it together live at Coachella), the chemistry between Benassi on the boards and Legend on the lyrics has spawned new life for the singer’s latest single. Taking his hand at “Made To Love” off John’s forthcoming Love In The Future album, Benny constructs a futuristic beat with sounds of the past to draw out anticipation between harmonies and serenade.
Editors’ Note: Add another Grammy winner into Benny Benassi’s repertoire and check out his remix for The Rolling Stones’ “Doom and Gloom.”
Benny Benassi is a name that flows synonymously with the uprising of commercial house throughout the 2000s. Breaking in 2002 with classic hit “Satisfaction,” Italian-born Benny has been one of the select few who has been able to create a lasting career through the ups and downs of the recent electronic wave. He has produced songs all over the map from collaboration with Public Enemy , to “Cinema” which went on to win a Grammy after Skrillex remix treatment, to “Beautiful People” with Chris Brown and his latest collaboration “Dance the Pain Away” with R&B vocalist John Legend. We sat down with Benny to find out what his secret to success has been over the years and what he thinks of dance music’s latest uprising.
With mega-collaborations come heavyweight remixes and the latest from Benny Benassi and John Legend is no exception to the rule. Both artists, highly respected in their own fields, come together for “Dance The Pain Away,” a blissful, electro-R&B hit most fitting for commercial success. The production has reached all new heights now that some of dance music’s hottest producers got their hands on the track. Most notably comes efforts from Dyro, who shakes the tune with merciless grunge, and Jimmy Carris, who ups the ante for a progressive house spin. Tom Swoon, Alex Guadino, and Jason Rooney each take stabs at “Dance The Pain Away” as well so jump below the break to listen up.
The journey of Araabmuzik is an interesting one. Born Abraham Orellana, Araabmuzik began producing hip-hop beats at an early age, breaking through with Cam’Ron and Jim Jones’s The Diplomats squad. Going on to team up with the likes of 50 Cent and Swizz Beats, Araabmuzik’s legacy continued in the rap realm before taking a turn towards electronic music over the past year. Retreating to his life-long passion for DJing, the artist has recently performed at Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival, but furthering into electronic music he’s prepared to release his next album this Tuesday. A compilation of his latest remixes, Araabmuzik takes on Steve Aoki’s “Cudi The Kid,” Skrillex’s version of “Cinema,” and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Cognitive Dissonance” among others. Stream The Remixes Volume 1 via Pitchfork and pre-oder the album ahead of its July 9th release.
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Coming off his smash hit “Leprechauns & Unicorns,” Dyro makes his way to the remix circuit to further push the envelope between his progressive and electro sounds. Taking on Pink Is Punk and Benny Benassi’s collaboration, “Ghost,” Hardwell’s understudy brings the bulky beat in similar direction rather than starting from scratch with his insignia. While the original is frenetic across the boards, Dyro’s rendition allows for an emphasis of the vocal and a straightforward approach to the beat as guidance.