House legend, Benny Benassi has hooked up with R&B singer Jermih heading into the last throes of 2020 with something uplifting with new track LOVELIFE.
For what’s already been a busy year filled with stellar collaborations including CeCe Rogers, Burak Yeter and BB Team, Benny Benassi’s ability to lend his hand to a multitude of genres continues to position him as an esteemed producer. From his debut track Satisfaction receiving a #1 across the world and his Grammy awards for Public Enemy’s Bring The Noise and Skrillex‘s remix of Cinema, Benny’s accolades are endless for an array of audiences.
Meanwhile, Jeremih’s debut single Birthday Sex went straight in at #4 in the Billboard Hot 100, before he went on to be signed by the renowned Def Jam Recordings. Today Jeremih has a collection of original and collaborative cuts with the likes of 50 Cent, French Montana, J.Cole, DJ Khaled, and not forgetting his most recent single U 2 Luv alongside Ne-Yo, which currently holds the #1 spot in the Billboard Adult R&B chart. With multiple Grammy and MOBO nominations, American Music Awards and iHeart Music Awards, it’s not surprising he has over 11m monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Discussing the pairs joint venture Benny Benassi explained: “We knew something was missing once we (BB Team) had finished the electronic side of the track and were honoured that Jermih wanted to be a part of this. I love his personal interpretation. He really lights it up and this felt important to us during these times.”
Now tapping into the electronic world via Ultra Records, Jeremih partners with dance producer, Benny Benassi for LOVELIFE. With the aim of lifting spirits , LOVELIFE and it’s partnered lyric video aims to help people ‘love life.’ Featuring Benny’s impeccable production skills and groovy rhythms, Jeremih’s addictive vocal chops compliment for the ultimate crossover weapon.
We caught up with Benny this week and asked him to talk us through LOVELIFE and other tracks that inspire. Benny would also like to send his best wishes to Jeremih who is currently battling a bad case of Covid.
Benny Benassi – LOVELIFE (feat. Jeremih)
“I am super excited about this track and I really like the message. We have to be strong during these strange times and the first step is to love ourselves.”
Neil Young – Old Man
“I love Neil Young and I always liked this song in particular. He wrote it for the old keeper of his ranch. The song compares two lives. A young man and an elderly person, united by the same need for love.”
Calvin Harris – Giant (feat. Rag’n’Bone Man)
“This is a self empowering song and I think that we all need to feel like giants during these challenging, uncertain times.”
One Republic – Counting Stars
“This song tells us that we can’t buy happiness! And this is so true.”
Bob Marley – Jammin’
“Bob Marley’s been such an inspiration for all of us and if there’s anyone who’s taught us to love life.. it’s him! I had the honour to remix this track, it means a lot to me.”
Diplo & Paul Woolford (Feat. Kareen Lomax) – Looking For Me
“Uplifting melodies, great rhythm, and a lovely voice that’s simply awesome.”
Marshall Jefferson, Solardo – Move Your Body
“A house banger. If this crazy vibe doesn’t make you love life.. I don’t think anything will!”
Earth Wind and Fire – September
“This song makes you wanna party all night long and urges you to live for the moment while remembering the good times.”
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
“Bowie said: ‘I tried to produce something that was warmer and more humanistic than anything I’ve done for a long time.’ And I think it’s great for our ears. After all it’s David Bowie.”
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
“I do love this track, it’s really edifying for all of us!”
Benny Benassi & Jeremih – LOVELIFE is out 6th November via Ultra Records