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Marco Benassi, better known as Benny Benassi (born in Milan, 13 July 1967) is an Italian disc jockey and a euro house artist.Read More...
He usually works in studio with cousin Alle Benassi. The two also produce tracks together under the name Benassi Bros. The duo started DJing in the late 80s in their hometown, before moving to Larry Pignagnoli's Off Limits production studio in the mid 90s, creating music for various acts, including Whigfield, J.K. and Ally & Jo.
His first big international hit was I Feel So Fine, released as KMC with vocals by Dhany in 2001. After moving from eurohouse to electro, he had another successful hit single "Satisfaction" in 2003 and 2004. This reached Number 2 on the OCC UK Top 75 chart after the Ministry of Sound record company replaced the original video (an almost still picture of the band overlayed with graphics) with a video of models using power tools. Some of his singles have charted high in the United Kingdom and have been played world-wide in clubs. Benassi also remixes the music of his contemporaries, such as DJ Tomcraft and Fischerspooner.
Recently, Benny created a record label known as Pump-Kin Music. The focus of the label is primarily new and unsigned producers. Through this venture, he hopes to give exposure to some of the lesser known DJ/production talent across the world.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Satisfaction - 1,233,454 plays
- LyricsI could watch you for a lifetime,
you're my favourite movie,
a thousand endings,
you mean everything to me;
I never know what's coming,
And I Love My Sex
I Love Dresses, Cars, Perfums And Jewels
I Love Man, Money, Power
- LyricsStones and flowers on the ground
We are lost and found
but love is gonna save us
Shadows walking in the crowd
we are lost and found
- Cinema (Radio Edit) - 213,066 plays
- No Matter What You Do - 192,204 plays
- Able To Love - 185,084 plays
- Put Your Hands Up - 185,153 plays
- Time - 160,889 plays
- Satisfaction (club mix) - 195,299 plays