With the June 7th release date of Electroman (Ultra Music)—the new album from Benny Benassi—drawing near, the world-renowned Italian producer and DJ has revealed details about his new body of work before playing Marquee Nightclub again on May 20th.
The album’s current single “Cinema” features U.K. singer, songwriter and producer Gary Go and is a charming pop electro gem, with lyrics that engage the spirit of Hollywood and romance: “You are a cinema, I could watch you forever. Action, thriller, I could watch you forever. You are a cinema, a Hollywood treasure.” Along with its killer remix by Skrillex, which also appears on the album, the song made a huge impact during the Ultra Music Festival in March and since then has been overtaking dance floors around the globe.
Electroman also features current European smashes, the title track “Electroman” featuring T-Pain and “Beautiful People” with Chris Brown, along with “Spaceship” featuring Kelis, apl.de.ap and Jean-Baptiste, which was released as a single in the fall of 2010. The album also features tracks with Young Money’s Shanell, Italian chanteuse Dhany and the Ying Yang Twins. A deluxe version of the album for iTunes will also be available and will feature bonus content including “Put It On Me” featuring Pitbull, “Spaceship” and “Cinema” videos, plus a John Dahlbäck instrumental of “Electroman” and a previously unreleased song “Dub Rain.”
“Beautiful People”--which is currently charting at #3 in the U.K., #6 in Australia, New Zealand and Denmark, and #8 in Israel--also appeared on Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E. of which Jon Caramanica in his New York Times review (3/21/11) wrote, “And ‘Beautiful People,’ produced by Benny and Alle Benassi, has the clanging, swelling synths that are the hallmark of megaclubs the world over. It’s bold and also anonymizing, not asking much of Mr. Brown vocally, or in any other way, just as he seems to like it.” Along with Brown and Benassi, the songs’ star-studded video features T-Pain, The Game, Pharrell Williams, The Rejectz, Tyga, The Runners, Big Sean, Swizz Beats, Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Nelly, Omarion, Teyana Taylor, Seven from Richgirl, Dallas Austin, Estelle, Diddy, Bow Wow, Ryan Leslie and Brandy.
In support of Electroman, Benassi has announced details for a major U.S. tour launching in mid-May that will take the revered artist across major venues and cities, including Marquee Nightclub. On the tour, Benassi will perform several new tracks from Electroman as well as his major worldwide hits.
The track listing for Electroman is as follows:
2.Rather Be feat. Shanell
3.Spaceship feat. Kelis, apl.de.ap, and Jean-Baptiste
4.Beautiful People Chris Brown & Benny Benassi
5.My House feat. Jean - Baptiste
7.Cinema feat. Gary Go
8.Electroman feat. T-Pain
10.Control feat. Gary Go
11.Leave This Club Alone feat. Dhany
12.Close to Me feat. Gary Go
13.Cinema feat Gary Go (Skrillex remix)
14.All The Way (Live) feat. Ying Yang Twins
14 tracks listed above, plus the following bonus content, exclusive to iTunes only