|I’ve always wanted to be a DJ since I was a kid. It’s a big part of my life!|
Hailing from Reggio Emilia, Italy, Benny Benassi rose to worldwide fame with the 2002 release of his enormous chart-topping hit single “Satisfaction.” It was with that tune that he initiated a new genre of music dubbed as Electro, which earned him the crown “Godfather of Electro.” The demand for Benassi as a DJ is incredible and he headlines major festivals and venues around the world, including performances at this year’s Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival festivals and major North American clubs including Pacha in New York and Government in Toronto. Benassi’s previous album releases include 2003's Hypnotica (featuring "No Matter What You Do" and "Love is Gonna Save Us") as Benny Benassi presents The Biz, 2004's Pumphonia (whose singles "Illusion" and "Hit My Heart" became massive European hits), 2005’s …Phobia as the Benassi Brothers and 2008's Rock N Rave (featuring Iggy Pop, Black Box and Mia J). Benny Benassi’s new album Electroman will be released June 7 on Ultra Records.