Benny Benassi (Italy)

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The fashionable and unconventional DJ / producer Benny Benassi first hit the dance floor in 2001 with the single ‘I Feel So Fine’…

benny benassiReleased under the name KMC, the track first stormed the charts in Benassi’s native Italy, but soon became a number one hit in the U.K.

The electro-meets-house Satisfaction took Benassi’s success worldwide a year later with high-profile DJs like Carl Cox, Darren Emerson, and Roger Sanchez singing its praises. One still has lingering images of that music video with bikini babes using power tools. The shivers!

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Benassi has done remixes for the likes of OutKast, Goldfrapp, and Felix da Housecat. He formed the Benassi Bros. with his cousin Alle Benassi. Released in September of 2003, the campy and quirky Hypnotica was Benassi’s solo debut, and a year later Pumphonia marked the Benassi Bros.’ first full-length.

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Benassi often works with vocalists Paul French and Violeta, who are collectively known as the Biz. At the end of 2004, he won the European Border Breakers Award for Hypnotica. If you like the experimental house sound, Benassi is definitely not one to miss!