Next up in line to mix the illustrious Toolroom Knights series is the brilliant Benny Benassi. The naughty Italian, with a penchant for sexy videos serves up 2 deliciously different mixesâ€¦ 1 pure peak time, party pleaser, the other a more stripped back, deep affair. Put together, the perfect album for before and after your night out.
Benny rocketed to international stardom in 2003 with the track â€˜Satisfactionâ€™, acclaimed by the likes of Timo Maas, Carl Cox, Dj Hell and Fatboy Slim. Since then, Benny has had a million selling album and won a Grammy Award for his remix of Public Enemyâ€™s â€˜Bring the Noiseâ€™.
Benny has pricked the ears of label boss Mark Knight and the Toolroom gang, with his infectious, party style setsâ€¦ â€œBenny Benassiâ€™s a DJ thatâ€™s maintained his presence on the house scene for years. Not an obvious name from the Toolroom camp but a definite favourite of the label. A real crowd favourite, Benny always rocks up and gets the party going. Weâ€™ve respected him for years so it was an absolute pleasure to have him mix the next Toolroom Knights.â€ â€“ Toolroom Records
Benny kicks off the proceedings The Rogue Element â€˜Panic Attacksâ€™. Dubby electro styles power through leading on to Streetlife Djâ€™s â€˜We Love the Discoâ€™â€¦ not for the faint hearted! Expertly switching over to some mild disco-infused notes with a funked out tech groove, the highly addictive â€˜Hi Friendâ€™ from the producer du jour DeadMau5 Ft. MC Flipside, adds some flavour to the mix with this edgy number. Taking it up a notch again is Bennyâ€™s own track â€˜Electro Sixteenâ€™ which samples Iggy Pop. Iggyâ€™s rock vocals with Bennyâ€™s Italian sirens work a treat. Mobbing and Boys Noize carry the mix through like old warehouse proâ€™s until once again we meet Benny Benassi Vs David Bowie for his almighty forthcoming single â€˜DJâ€™. French newcomer Popofâ€™s wicked remix of Tiga & Zyntheriusâ€™s â€˜Sunglasses At Nightâ€™ is definitely one to look out for too.
Picking up the tempo again, Autokratz and Joachim Garraud serve up some electro anthems, and smash their way into Rune RK â€˜Kosimoâ€™. The Japanese Popstars have done a grand job remixing Tong & Spoon, â€˜Gas Faceâ€™ retaining the haunting vocal. Benny mixes it up crazy style again before signing off with Alex Gopherâ€™s â€˜Auroraâ€™.
CD2 jumps straight in with ATFCâ€™s ace â€˜Iâ€™ll Work ya Babeâ€™. Following on with tracks from Dataworx and Dave Spoon, who build up the momentum to lead on to the cracking remix of Depeche Modeâ€™s â€˜Enjoy the Silenceâ€™ by Workidz. Hot shots Zoo Brazil feature with Richard Murrayâ€™ Lil Muz remix of â€˜Technikâ€™, leading the way for up and coming UK talent, Kos who kicks it with some meaty deep beats. CD2 chugs along, with some relentless slabs of house from Onion Ft. S.n.o.w and Dahlback & Costâ€™s â€˜Golden Wallsâ€™. Axwellâ€™s remix of Faithless, â€˜Music Mattersâ€™ Ft. Cass Fox (which is soon to be released on Toolroom as their 100th release) provides a dash of vocal into the mix; a right corker! Benny, rounds off the mix with Toolroom leader of the new school, Kim Fai, with the fantastic â€˜Excusesâ€™.
So there you have it, 2 CDâ€™s of in your face party tunage, coupled with some lush deep bass lines and twisted tech house beats to have you kickinâ€™ it on the dance floor.
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