Faithless

Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we do away with the creepy goods.  After much reminiscing about the genres that defined the beginning of EDM, we felt that a genre (though often overlooked) that needs more recognition is HYPNO.  For those of you that haven’t followed hypno before, this song remixed by Armin Van Buuren adequately sums up what we’re getting at.

If you still don’t understand, take a look at some of Benny Benassi‘s olllllddd tracks.  Then you’ll see.  Dark, twisted, creepy tracks should never be underestimated. Our fingers are crossed that hypno creeps back into today’s EDM productions.

Faithless | Im Not Going Home | Armin Van Buuren (Remix)

Benny Benassi | Love Is Gonna Save Us

Even Deadmau5 has caught on…

Deadmau5 | Everything Before

Acoustic Benassi & Gary Go?

…..we think so!

As many of you know, we love ourselves some Benassi.  We have a VERY special treat for you today with a live, acoustic (and not so much) performance of our man Benny Benassi and Gary Go having some fun in the studio with their smash hit ‘Cinema’.  Gary Go‘s voice is lovely to listen to raw, with Benassi standing by on the keyboard.  In true EDM fashion however, the two eventually give in and have an adorable jam session together.

From in your face, bass blasting, all consuming shows to this….we’ll happily take either 🙂

More E Zoo Sets? Yeahhhh Buddyyy

Get crazy, get wild, and download all these incredible sets! 

 

More live sets from Electric Zoo 2011:

Gabriel and Dresden 

Afrojack

Arty

David Guetta 

Sidney Samson

Markus Schulz

Robbie Rivera

Benny Benassi

 

 

 

Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli

Moby

Zack Roth

Josh Wink

Michael Woods

AN21 & Max Vangeli

The Godfather of Electro

In case you didn’t know, the release of Benny Benassi’s ‘Satisfaction’ was the beginning of a new era- the ‘electro’ era.  After the release of this song, many were unable to categorize it into one specific genre, leading to the birth of a genre in and of itself: electro.  It is because of this that Benassi is known to many as the ‘Godfather of Electro’.  Sweet!

This video is just another reason why we love Benny so much…..

Flashback Fridays Spotlight: Benny Benassi

Flaskback Friday Spotlight: BENNY BENASSI

Ask anyone, and they will tell you that we have a disgusting obsession with Benny Benassi.  He’s dirty. He’s cool. He’s sweaty. He’s smooth. And best of all, he gives us Satisfaction with each and every track he puts out.

He didn't name his first hit 'Satisfaction' for no reason...

From tainting the world with his filthy beats, to freezing Facebook with #Benassispam in a Fanrank #1 Fan contest (that annhilated by the way).  We know the in’s and out’s of his HUGE role in the electro-house world and even though his recent transition into lighter dubstep may have some heads turning, we want to take this opportunity to bring back just what makes Benny, Benassi.

Benny Benassi. Way, waaaay back in the day.

We have THE one and only electro-house classic.

Satisfaction

It started with the ‘Satisfaction’ video, and followed with ‘Who’s Your Daddy’.  Scandalous videos for the win!

Who’s Your Daddy

One of the more ethereal tracks. ‘Rocket In the Sky’ is reflected in the recent hit ‘Spaceship‘ with Kelis

Rocket In The Sky

‘Feel Alive’ never ceases to inspire and uplift.  Branching into the beginnings of the lighter side of Benassi’s dark tendencies.

Feel Alive

‘J’ai Pas Vingt Ans’ emerged as a collaboration with Alizée, who went on to work with Benny on numerous other hit tracks

J ai Pas Vingt Ans

And of course, a little Benassi mix up with ‘No Matter What You Do’ (Vision X Long Mix) #LOVEit

No Matter What You Do (Vision X Long Mix)

His sound began with tones deeper and darker than you would except from present day Benassi radio hits, particularly with his earlier albums Hypnotica, Phobia and Rock N’ Rave.  Extensive work with The Benassi Bros. including his cousin and producer Alle succeeded in further expanding Benny’s range of sound.

More recently, a brief (at least we hope…) stint working with a more mainstream techno-house feel with Electroman, 2011’s Global Dance Festival suggested that the B-Man’s newfound ‘love of dubstep’ (thanks to dubstep guru Skrillex) may be the direction he is headed next.

All we know is that Benassi never ceases to surprise and energize us.  Be sure to take a look at the ‘Best of Benny Benassi’ album for a wide array of his timeless work.

Satisfaction every time. Guaranteed.

Find out more and support the Benassi cause here: bennybenassi.com

Benassi’s Mystery Dubstep Song

Now I know that many of you will see this thinking that I’m talking about his remix of James Blake, but I am in fact talking about CalvertronFuture Proof. Benassi had me stumped for a while after seeing his Global Dance Festival set @ Red Rocks, but after tossing more than a few stones over, it was found! Hope you guys enjoy and if you’ve been on the hunt, then I hope you find this post!

 

Global Dance Festival 2011 | Red Rocks

This year a few of #TheUsualSuspects won VIP tickets from Benny Benassi himself to head to Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.  Needless to say, the Festival threw down…hard.  Avicii, Morgan Page, Gareth Emery, Benassi, Emma Hewitt and more all blew our minds, not to mention the Amphitheater was one of the best venues sound-wise any of us have seen.  Check out the highlight reel from the final day.

Yeah….we know, filthy.