The fashionable, fun, and sometimes freaky sound of DJ/producer Benny Benassi
first hit the dancefloor in 2001 with the single I Feel So Fine
. Released under the name KMC, the track first stormed the charts in Benassi
's native Italy, but soon became a number one hit in the U.K. The electro-meets-house "Satisfaction" took Benassi
's success worldwide a year later with high-profile DJs like Carl Cox
, Darren Emerson
, and Roger Sanchez
singing its praises. Remixes for OutKast
, and Felix da Housecat
followed, and Benny
soon formed the Benassi Bros.
with his cousin Alle Benassi
. Released in September of 2003, the campy and quirky Hypnotica
's solo debut, and a year later Pumphonia
marked the Benassi Bros.
' first full-length. Benassi
often works with vocalists Paul French
and Violeta, who are collectively known as the Biz
. At the end of 2004, he won the European Border Breakers Award for Hypnotica
, which racked up the most sales for an Italian album outside of Italy.