Opening Set by Congrorock
Saturday, November 13 2010
33 Patterson St NE Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+
Multo bene, Benny!! Italian superstar Benny Benassi has one of the most recognizable names in music. Whether your at the frat house, the club, watching TV commercials or checking out the Grammy’s, you can find Benny’s music at every location.
His honors include 2003 Revelation of the year at the Italian Dance Music Awards; 2003 Dance Revelation of the year at the Danish Music Awards; 2003 DJ Mag tune of the year (Satisfaction); 2004, highest new entry rating in the DJ Mag top 100 (18); 2004 Best Video at Dancestar, Miami; 2006, “Hit my Heart” selected as the opening for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; 2008 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording (Public Enemy – Bring the Noise).
Benny’s hottest tracks include “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” “I Am Not Drunk,” “Love is Gonna Save Us,” (his personal favorite) and “Spaceship” f. Kelis, Apl.de.Ap (Black Eyed Peas) and Jean Baptiste.
He just came out with a remix of Example – Last One’s Standing that’s just gorgeous!! He also said his favorite DJ was our very own Pete Moutso!!! Check out Italian superstar Benny Benassi Saturday night at Fur!!
If you happened to check any of the Electric Zoo track listings, you noticed one name over and over… Congrorock. His track ‘Babylon’ and remix to SHM – One were spun by Chuckie, Laidback Luke and Afrojack, to name a few. Make sure you arrive early!!!
Benny Benassi was born in Milan in 1967 and then grew up in the provincial town of Reggio Emilia, Italy. He started dj-ing when he ws still at school and has been producing with his cousin Alle Benassi for about ten years at Off Limits studios. His first as a producer was with the track “I feel so fine” by KMC feat. Dhany which went to n°1 in the UK club charts in 2001.
The following year, working under the BENNY BENASSI presents THE BIZ trademark, Benny and Alle came up with “Satisfaction” and in one fell swoop ravaged the dancefloors and dominated sales charts round the world. The album “Hypnotica” followed. In the meantime Benny and Alle produced more melodic dance music under the Benassi Bros. banner. The charts of half the planet gave them thumbs up.
The Benassis have also remixed artists such as Outkast, David Guetta, Moby, Goldfrapp, Paul Oakenfold, Faithless and Public Enemy, to name but a few.
Benny has won tons of prizes and awards around the world and continues to tour the five continents with his unique style, once described as “electro, sort of house-tec, dirty and cool, sweaty and smooth”.
In 2008 Benny and Alle won a Grammy Award for his remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring the noise”. The new album “Rock n Rave” contains tracks featuring Black Box, Farenheit, Dino Lenny, Mia J, Public Enemy, Channing and Iggy Pop.
His own productions are released through Energy Productions in Italy and Ultra in U.S.A. At the same time, Benny talent scouts for his own brand new label, Pump-kin, designed to create space for young djs and producers of electronic club music.