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Nightlife Podcast: Benny Benassi

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Benny Benassi and… well… some lovely signage.

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Benny Benassi (06/24/10)

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Benny Benassi
With Laidback Luke
Wet Republic at the MGM Grand
June 27, doors at 11 a.m.
Beyond the Weekly
Benny Benassi

He concedes his English isn’t great, but we think his music sure is. Even if you’ve never stepped foot in a nightclub, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a track or remix by Grammy-winning Italian DJ/producer Benny Benassi. He’s back in Vegas this weekend for a June 27 set at Wet Republic (free for locals and ladies before 2 p.m. $20, $40 cover).

I love Vegas, but I don’t want to play a residence. Not now—maybe in the future. If they’re going to do something … like the Pacha party in New York, we could do the same in Vegas.

I’m super excited for Electric Daisy Carnival … because the vibration is amazing; the energy is really, really, really big. [Then] the day after, I will be at Wet Republic, which is very funny because it’s completely the opposite. All the people are in the swimming pool; it’s like a friendly party at a house.

I love to take some sample from an old rock band or an old rock artist. I’m a fan of Iggy Pop, especially “Sixteen.” … I went into the studio and said, “Maybe we can do a bootleg to play at festivals.” The reaction was so good, we decided to release “Electro Sixteen.” Iggy wrote to my manager and said, “Hey, I like this fucking song.”

The new album I think is coming very soon, maybe in September.

Download the podcast with Benny Benassi featuring the track "Electro Sixteen" here.

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