Benny Benassi at Altromondo Studios, Rimini, Italy

Tue 20.01.2009

One of Italy’s most successful exports, DJ/producer and Grammy-Award winning remixer Marco Benassi, better known as Benny, talks to DJsounds from clubbing hotspot Altromondo Studios in Rimini. (Italian with English subtitles.) Here he speaks out about touring the US and Canada and what has changed since winning his Grammy in 2007 for the remix of Public Enemy’s ‘Bring the Noise’. He also gives props to his cousin and longtime production partner Alle Benassi and chats about supporting Madonna on her Sticky & Sweet tour, his 2008 album Rock ‘N’ Rave and Pump-kin Music, the platform he created for hot new talent. Speaking of which, don’t miss his expert advice for up-and-coming DJs – to work with musicians and create a strong team! Benny Benassi shot to fame in 2003 when his ‘Satisfaction’ single blew up around the world. The album Hypnotica followed and he has gone on to remix such artists as Goldfrapp, Moby, Faithless, and mix DJ compilations for Subliminal, Ultra and, most recently, Toolroom Records. Toolroom Knights mixed by Benny Benassi is released in February. Words: LRC