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

Knife Party Anyone?

While I was on HypeMachine looking for some new tunes I also came across the artist, Knife Party. It would seem that pretty recently Knife Party and Skrillex did a little collaboration on a song called Zoology. Here’s a little promotional preview that was slapped up on YouTube and gives us a peek of what’s to come, but this song definitely has all the BASS that we just love so much!

Here’s a Knife Party remix of Nero – Crush On You, which goes pretty well with Zoology.

Skrillex – Right Here

Tried to find a link for this song on YouTube, but that was a total fail and all I could find was some studio versions… Luckily there were some good folks over at HypeMachine that had the studio version up, so if you hop on over to this link and check out some fresh Skrillex — Right Here (Studio Version)

Skrillex just posted his DJ Playlist for August 2011 on iTunes that has some hard-hitting beats from artists like: Emalkay, Foreign Beggars, Caspa, and Excision (who was just in Seattle opening for Deadmau5). Skrillex has already dropped most of the songs on The Mothership Episode 1, but it’s still worthwhile to check this list out if you were having trouble figure those songs out.

Skrillex — August 2011 Playlist

While I was creeping around on HypeMachine I found an awesome mashup of Adele  Set Fire to The Rain and Skrillex  Kill Everybody (Bare Noize Remix). This is definitely worth your time to check out, so enjoy!

#CALL911NOW

The new official Skrillex video for First of the Year (Equinox) has arrived and we’d have to say that scary monster has done it again!  So dark. So creepy. We can’t help but think that this little girl had the time of her life pretending she had demonic superpowers.  That or she is going to look back and cringe. Either way, keep track of your kids…

#CALL911NOW

Can You Hear That #Moombahton Seattle?

Moombahton is just starting out as a new genre of music in the EDM community, but is already being played by some big names in the biz like: Diplo (Major Lazer), Dillon Francis, and Skrillex. If you’ve yet to listen to Moombahton, then I suggest you test it out on this track that’s being called the anthem for the genre.

Dillon Francis & Diplo feat. Maluca – Que Que (Torro Torro Remix)