Benny Benassi was born in Milan on 13 July 1967 under the sign of Cancer. He is 35 but claims to look 25. He lives in Reggio Emilia, a fine Italian town about 100km south of Milan, where the food is great and the Dance music is even better. He works as a producer in collaboration with his cousin Alle Benassi, who has been a musician and arranger at Off Limits, the internationally successful production unit run by Larry Pignagnoli. After producing KMC feat Dhany (N° 1 club charts UK) last year, the Benassi cousins started work on the BENNY BENASSI presents THE BIZ project, a ground-breaking mixtured of electro, techno and house dosed with minimalist flair. The first single SATISFACTION has made its presence felt in the main charts all over Europe.
The album HYPNOTICA is still in the top 20 in the Official Album Sales Chart in FRANCE after over a month, having reached the TOP 5. The single SATISFACTION is currently back n¡ 1 spot in the Official Dance Chart in FRANCE again!!!!
Benny Benassi’s crucial remixes include Tomcraft’s “Loneliness” and the latest Sonique track. Also look out for the Benny Benassi remix of the new Electric Six single, Dance Commander, and the new Outkast single, Ghetto Musik.
Benny and Alle have recently produced Benassi Bros, a project designed to shine the spotlight on the two Biz vocalists, Paul French and VioletaÉ.. and the product features on the playlists of various French Dj’s. Benassi Bros. feat. Sandy “Illusion” now in the Top 20 Official Dance Chart in FranceÉ. In Germany ABLE TO LOVE has just been released went straight into the Official Dance Chart at number 2! Benny is currently touring around Europe, in particular France, Germany and Ibiza, with his inimitable dj sets. Benny has toured extensively round France this summer, with dates in Germany and Ibiza, too. He made his UK debut at The Gallery in Turnmills alongside Tall Paul in September and has Queen in Paris lined up alongside Crobar in Miami and other hot stuff this autumn
His dj style is easy to describe… it’s kinda electro, sort of house-tec, dirty and cool, sweaty and smooth.