Pink is Punk
Sure enough, in 2011 Benny Benassi hit the big time. Having teamed up with Kelis, Apl.de.ap and Jean-Baptsiste for the colossal ‘Spaceship’ single – the first to be taken from his 5th studio album ‘Electroman’ – Benny then went on to join forces with R&B megastar Chris Brown to produce one of the biggest crossover records of the year. Reaching the Top 10 in the Official Singles charts in the UK and numerous other territories around the world ‘Beautiful People’ shot the popular Italian maestro to undeniable international recognition.
Just a few months later came the partnership with star vocalist Gary Go that gave us ‘Cinema’. A chart-destroying EP of epic proportions, the original radio edit went Gold in the USA and Platinum in both Australia and Canada, with Skrillex’s thunderous remix occupying the iTunes US Dance Top 10 for over 6 months and swooping a Grammy for ‘Best Remixed Recording’ in the process. The successes continued to flood in as Benny soon received a call up from the queen of pop herself, Madonna. Released worldwide at the end of March 2012, Madonna’s controversially titled twelfth studio album ‘MDNA’ featured 3 tracks produced by Benny and Alle Benassi, including the single “Girl Gone Wild” – a true honour for the Italian cousins.
If we’ve come to learn one thing about Benny Benassi it’s to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s electrifying tens of thousands of EDM lovers with his world-beating skill behind the decks, or conjuring up award winning, platinum-selling productions in the comfort of his home studio with his cousin and producer, Alle Benassi, by combining his innate raw talent with the hard work, diligence and determination to everything he touches, Benny has wholly justified his position as one of the most beloved entertainers the industry has to offer. Rest assured, there’ll be much more where this came from.