Benny Benassi at Academy LA // Tickets & Guestlist
Friday – January 19, 2018
Emerging from Italy, world class DJ & producer Benny Benassi is a name needing little introduction but deserving of wide acclaim. Having built a career and reputation spanning over fifteen years, this humble, authentic and charming artist has grown from club DJ to festival king to multi-million selling record producer taking success in his stride. Having trademarked his unique infusion of house and electro early on, his music continues to inspire and evolve whilst still remaining true to the very core of the Benassi sound. There is no better place to start delving into the rich history of the Benassi career than with his global smash “Satisfaction”. Spiralling this local DJ to international success overnight, “Satisfaction” and its game-changing music video were the launch pad into stardom for Benny. Created with his cousin and producer, Alle Benassi, and inspired by the car horns outside an open street facing window, this single spiralled into the charts with a #1 in France, #2 in the UK and Germany. His then debut album Hypnotica naturally followed suit, reaching top 20 across nearly all parts of Europe within the first month of release. The next few years for Benny were a culmination of successes, whether it be the major festivals he went on the play (Coachella, EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland to name a few) or his next artist album, Rock N Rave in 2008. The same year he won a Grammy Award for his ground breaking remix of Public Enemy “Bring The Noise” further catapulting the Benassi name into stardom. In 2011, Benny teamed up with a star-studded album cast for his album Electroman which featured T-Pain, Kelis, Jean-Baptsiste and Apl.de.ap amongst others and most famously Gary Go with his chart-topping single “Cinema”. The Skrillex remix of “Cinema” not only went Gold in the US and platinum in Australia and Canada but won the Benassi’s another Grammy whilst holding firm in the iTunes top 10 dance chart for over 6 months. Still on this exceptional career high, Benny Benassi combined talents with Chris Brown to create one of the biggest cross-over dance records of its time with “Beautiful People”. The following years have been a measure of incredible world tours and releases, most notably his record “Dance The Pain Away” with John Legend, which premiered live on stage at Coachella with John himself.
Address: 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hours: 10PM – 3AM
Dress Code: Fashionable Attire. No Sandals, No Tank Tops, No Shorts, No Baggy Attire, No Offensive Graphics, No Backpacks.