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.
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.
We have THE one and only electro-house classic.
It started with the ‘Satisfaction’ video, and followed with ‘Who’s Your Daddy’. Scandalous videos for the win!
One of the more ethereal tracks. ‘Rocket In the Sky’ is reflected in the recent hit ‘Spaceship‘ with Kelis
‘Feel Alive’ never ceases to inspire and uplift. Branching into the beginnings of the lighter side of Benassi’s dark tendencies.
‘J’ai Pas Vingt Ans’ emerged as a collaboration with Alizée, who went on to work with Benny on numerous other hit tracks
And of course, a little Benassi mix up with ‘No Matter What You Do’ (Vision X Long Mix) #LOVEit
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.
Find out more and support the Benassi cause here: bennybenassi.com