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.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
Appearing in front of thousands of festival-revelers this past weekend at Coachella‘s Sahara tent, John Legend joined Benny Benassi on stage to debut their new collaboration “Dance the Pain Away.” Although the snippet is short, Legend’s gospel-rooted hook as the focal point keeps us on-edge for more. Legend joins R&B mainstays like Pharrell, Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Kelly Rowland who have all eagerly jumped on dance music’s uprising, begging the question — who will be next?
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.
Less than a week after dropping his “No Freedom” remix for UK sensation Dido, Benny Benassi has returned to lend another A-list vocalist his high-octane production powers. Taking his hand at Alex Gaudino’s “Is This Love,” Benny provides the electro groundwork for the singing of Jordin Sparks. Synth laden anticipation and thumping grooves pad the lyrics before they are chopped, looped, and fused to become one with the beat.
Famed UK singer Dido has sold over 20 million albums since her 1999 debut and has most recently released her newest song, “No Freedom.” Over a decade following her multi-platinum release, Dido has called upon Benny Benassi to handle her remix duties. Benny chops and loops the beautiful vocal, transitions straight into his trademark electro waves, provides melodic relief and repeats. “No Freedom” is another unique remix choice for Benassi that follows his favor for The Rolling Stones and resembles it as well.
Electro duo Pink is Punk have had quite the relationship with Benny Benassi — an Italian alliance of sorts. While Benny has featured their highly anticipated “Koala” in many of his high profile sets, that solo release has been put on hold for a pair of collaborations. Pink is Punk teamed up with Benassi last October to release “Perfect Storm,” a production in which the title describes their collaborative chemistry.
The Italian squad is back with the follow up, having released “Ghost” to kick off 2013. The adored grunge from Pink is Punk is, once again, at the forefront while Benassi’s contribution is evident in the overall big room composition. While fans patiently await “Koala,” the team deserves a collective ‘grazie’ for the gift of “Ghost.”
The Grammy Award-winning, Best Remixed Recording of 2012, has received it’s visuals. Skrillex’s remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema” has been one of the mightily standing anthems since it’s release in 2011, but is met by it’s coinciding music video two years later. The three-and-a-half minute video is packed with dance entertainment from beginning of end and will you have trying out some moves for yourself. If that is the case, go behind the scenes with the dance team, i.am.me.crew, and watch them perform from Hollywood, California to complete the saga of “Cinema.”
Critically acclaimed singer Dido has been a UK treasure ever since her debut album No Angel, featuring her famous single “Thank You.” The release of her newest single, “No Freedom,” will be accompanied by a remix from equally-renowned house legend Benny Benassi. Judging by the recently released preview, Benny’s remix is shaping up to be quite momentous. Wielding a slow and sensuous build up in classic romantic-Benassi fashion, the remix picks up the tempo before unleashing some serious electro house. Check out Benny Benassi’s remix of “No Freedom” below, which will be released on RCA on February 24th.
For those of us who came up listening to the mellow electronica of Ben Gibbard and DNTEL’s side project The Postal Service – you’ll be happy to see that they are re-uniting for the first time since their hit album as well.
Editor’s Note: The last time that Daft Punk performed live was to close out Phoenix’s Madison Square Garden show in 2010 – could there still be a chance that the duo may make a surprise appearance at Coachella? Probably not, but I’m still holding out hope.