MIAMI WERE BACK!!!
Life in Color MIAMI ft. Benny Benassi, Diplo & R3hab
Life In Color "World's Largest Paint Party" returns to Miami.
Formerly known as DAYGLOW, we are bringing our LARGEST LINEUP with the biggest production yet!
Milan born Italian DJ/producer stalwart Benny Benassi – real name Marco Benassi – is widely regarded as one of the most charming, down to earth, internationally respected and treasured artists in the music industry. With over a decade to his illustrious career already, the chart-topping megastar has wholly managed to capture the hearts of multiple generations of EDM fans across the world with his
flawless trademark tech/electro/house infused sounds and charismatic performance flair. Whether he’s behind the booth or in the studio, there’s never a dull moment when Benny’s around and fortunately for us, he’s showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever. Let’s indulge in a little bit of history di Benassi…
Obviously no account of Mr Benassi’s star-spangled career could pass without special mention of the international hit single that was ‘Satisfaction’. Unleashed on the world back in 2002, this globally celebrated record catapulted Benny from a once humble dance act into a world-famous artist almost overnight. Masterfully conjured up with first cousin and production partner in crime Alessandro ‘Alle’ Benassi (the pair openly work together on all of Benny’s musical output to this day) the record saw huge success especially in Europe, as it shot to #1 in the Official Dance Chart in France for over four weeks, #2 in the Official UK Top 40 singles chart and #2 in the Official Dance Chart in Germany to name but a few. His ensuing debut solo album ‘Hypnotica’ naturally followed suit, reaching Top 20 status in the Official Album Sales Chart in France and remaining there for over a month, peaking at #5. The critically acclaimed LP was subsequently awarded the ‘European Border Breakers Award’ for racking up the most record sales for an Italian album outside of Italy.
2003 saw the irrepressible Benassi go on to win a whole host of accolades and noteworthy recognition. Bagging DJ Mag’s ‘Tune of the Year’, ‘Revelation of the Year’ in the Italian Dance Music Awards, ‘Dance Revelation of the Year’ in the Danish Music Awards – not forgetting his nomination for NRJ Radio’s International Revelation of the Year’ (France) – it started to become increasingly clear that Benny Benassi had arrived in a seriously big way.
Having hit #18 (highest new entry) in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll the previous year, 2005 then saw Benny release his second studio album ‘Phobia’ – another titanic ‘Benassi Bros’ collaboration that instantly hit the Top 20 of the French Album Sales Chart. With 2 albums and some exceptional groundwork already in place, Benny then used the latter part of the ‘noughties’ to further cement his spot as one of the most in-demand DJs in the industry. Headline performances at countless festivals around the globe (Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Movement, UV Nation and Labour of Love to name just a few); a string of high-profile remixes and collaborations with the likes of Madonna, Kelis and David Bowie; a third artist album ‘Rock n Rave’ (2008); and a brand new radio show on Sirius XM’s Electric Area were just a handful of stellar achievements – all of which bore worthy testament to the might of this truly class act. Most noteworthy of all, however, was on 10th February 2008, when Benny was awarded one of the most coveted accolades in music – a Grammy, for his exceptional rework of Public Enemy’s monster track Bring the Noise. This official recognition, coupled with his steady stream of success and achievement from the past decade would soon grab the attention of the most eminent names in music, and take the Italian to previously unbeknownst heights.
Sure enough, in 2011 Benny Benassi hit the big time. Having teamed up with Kelis, Apl.de.ap and Jean-Baptsiste for the colossal ‘Spaceship’ single – the first to be taken from his 5th studio album ‘Electroman’ – Benny then went on to join forces with R&B megastar Chris Brown to produce one of the biggest crossover records of the year. Reaching the Top 10 in the Official Singles charts in the UK and numerous other territories around the world ‘Beautiful People’ shot the popular Italian maestro to undeniable international recognition.
Just a few months later came the partnership with star vocalist Gary Go that gave us ‘Cinema’. A chart-destroying EP of epic proportions, the original radio edit went Gold in the USA and Platinum in both Australia and Canada, with Skrillex’s thunderous remix occupying the iTunes US Dance Top 10 for over 6 months and swooping a Grammy for ‘Best Remixed Recording’ in the process. The successes continued to flood in as Benny soon received a call up from the queen of pop herself, Madonna. Released worldwide at the end of March 2012, Madonna’s controversially titled twelfth studio album ‘MDNA’ featured 3 tracks produced by Benny and Alle Benassi, including the single “Girl Gone Wild” – a true honour for the Italian cousins.
If we’ve come to learn one thing about Benny Benassi it’s to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s electrifying tens of thousands of EDM lovers with his world-beating skill behind the decks, or conjuring up award winning, platinum-selling productions in the comfort of his home studio with his cousin and producer, Alle Benassi, by combining his innate raw talent with the hard work, diligence and determination to everything he touches, Benny has wholly justified his position as one of the most beloved entertainers the industry has to offer. Rest assured, there’ll be much more where this came from.
Known internationally as a curator amongst the worldʼs most cutting edge DJs, producers, and musical movements Wesley Pentz (better known as DIPLO) has experienced a variety of successes. The last few years have been spent running through the club circuit and having chart-topping hits with refreshing irreverence. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1978, Pentz spent most his childhood in Florida working in his father’s bait shop and being turned onto music through then-new mediums like MTV. Drifting North through the state came Miami Bass, and from the West came the sounds of Southern Hip-Hop artists. The musical influence and variety coalesced, and at 18, Pentz moved to Philadelphia for college at Temple University to study Film and Music. While a student he took a job in the South Philadephia community as a social worker and created the influential Hollertronix club night, which was the beginning of his fledgling career as DIPLO.
In 2004, Pentz realesed his debut album as Diplo called, “Florida.” It received praise and accolades in the underground community. The music embodied on this album led to an introduction via an A&R man at XL Records to M.I.A. In 2004, he partnered with M.I.A. for the mixtape “Piracy Funds Terrorism.” Pentzʼs cultural impact had started to snowball. Together they worked on her first album “Arular” and much of her second “Kala,” including the 2008 mega-hit “Paper Planes,” which reached No. 3 in the U.S. Charts and earned him a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. His production credits have evolved since to include Santigold, Lilʼ Jon and Missy Elliot, while remixing works by Beck, Radiohead, Britney Spears and countless others. In 2009 Pentz teamed with frequent collaborator Dave Taylor (aka Switch) to release the futuristic dancehall album “Guns Donʼt Kill People… Lazers Do,” under the guise of Major Laze — a Jamaican militant at war with an evil army of zombies, mummies, and vampires.
Meanwhile, his record label Mad Decent has helped to introduce Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other marginalized music to clubs around the world, developing as a trendsetting force with which to be reckoned. With the same mission in mind, some of the varied acts Pentz has signed or produced include Rye Rye, Bonde do Role, Crookers, Blaqstarr, Boy 8-Bit, Buraka Som Systema, and Rusko, allowing Mad Decent to act as a launching pad or home base for many others while spreading its influence across the globe. Through the label, Pentz has founded a charity called Heaps Decent as a social relief program to help children in Australia as well as with additional efforts internationally. In early 2009, Pentz debuted his film “Favela on Blast,” a five-years-in-the-making documentary exploring the Brazilian slum favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the thriving baile funk music scene that exists within. He is currently developing a TV show to air in 2010.
Through a widespread assortment of releases and artistsʼ works – from cumbia
to dubstep to punk and beyond – Diplo has shown dynamic range with interests that span far beyond any singular culture or musical realm, standing as a working model for the truly 21st Century artist.
Rising Dutch DJ and producer R3hab has established his name in the international dance scene in a short period of time. His producing skills and love for electronic music have made him one of the highest requested remixers in the dance scene right now, remixing for artists like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris, Lil’ Wayne, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Sean Paul, Dada Life, Snoop Dogg, LMFAO and Bob Sinclar to name a few.
Then there are also R3hab’s original productions that have moved dance floors around the world and more than frequently get listed in Beatport’s charts. His most notable releases to date are ‘Pump The Party’ produced together with Ferruccio Salvo, ‘The Bottle Song’, released on Wall Recordings and the much-anticipated ‘Prutataaa’, which is R3hab’s first collaboration with Afrojack.
It might therefore not surprise people that the multi-talented and much- promising R3hab quickly got signed by Afrojack to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being “one of its biggest talents”.
When it comes to DJ’ing R3hab really knows his business, bringing all the right music to the dance floor at all the right times. Whether you are enjoying his sets on the radio or at the club it is clear that when R3hab is behind the decks people get uplifted and want to dance. There is no getting around the energy that he brings to his craft and this experience is something you really should not miss.
So far R3hab has played at the most famous clubs around the world, in countries like the USA, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Morocco, France, Australia, England and the Caribbean. 2011 will surely see him continue his trend of travelling around the globe and bringing his music close to you, as well as surprising people with more top quality remixes and original material. Be sure to keep following this young Dutch multi- talent, the best has yet to come!
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