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Benny Benassi Launches New Weekly iHeartRadio Show, "Benny Benassi and Friends"

Monday, June 03, 2013

benassi World-renowned Italian producer and DJ Benny Benassi is heating up summer Saturdays with the launch of his new weekly radio show “Benny Benassi and Friends.” Starting June 1, the show will be broadcasted every Saturday night on Evolution Radio on iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) at 11 p.m. EST. The 1-hour show will consist of a 40-minute, non-stop mix from Benny Benassi followed by an additional 20-minute guest mix from some of the world’s most in-demand artists and producers in the electronic realm. The first guest on “Benny Benassi and Friends” will be Italian house music trio Daddy’s Groove. Listen to “Benny Benassi and Friends” here: Benny Benassi is also releasing his next big track “Dance The Pain Away” featuring multi Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend, set for release June 25 via Ultra Music. The duo premiered the track at this year’s Coachella (Saturday, April 13) when Legend made a special surprise appearance during Benny’s stellar performance at the Sahara Tent. Featured by CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Fuse and USA Today, who highlighted the performance as one of Saturday’s best surprises, the set was one of the most memorable moments at Coachella 2013. Listen to a snippet of “Dance The Pain Away” here: Currently under way, Benny Benassi also continues his “#VIRTUALCHOIR” video campaign, which invites fans from every corner of the world to join him in song and submit their best karaoke-style cover video of his Grammy Award-winning song “Cinema” featuring Gary Go for the chance to become part of the "Benny Benassi #VIRTUALCHOIR.In partnership with cutting-edge social media platform Talenthouse, the “#VIRTUALCHOIR” video campaign is a global endeavor aimed at establishing a creative and interactive community for fans worldwide. All eligible submissions, which follow these guidelines, will be compiled into a video chorus version of “Cinema” that combines fans globally into a large-scale, composited “virtual sing-along” and debuted at a major electronic music festival this summer (details TBD). For more information on the “#VIRTUALCHOIR” video campaign, visit: The Grand Prize winner of the “#VIRTUALCHOIR” video campaign—courtesy of Ultra Music and Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub—will receive: round-trip travel* for two and two VIP tickets to see Benny perform in Las Vegas during his Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub residency this summer; and two nights’ 5-star accommodation for two, courtesy of Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub. The Grand Prize package also includes an exclusive editorial feature through VIBE magazine and exposure of the winning video entry on BENNY BENASSI’s social media channels. The winning submission will be featured as part of the final chorus version of “Cinema.” The competition closes July 8 at 10 a.m. PST. The voting period for the competition runs from July 9 through July 15 and the Grand Prize winner will be announced July 29. All phases have a deadline of 10 a.m. PST.