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BENNY BENASSI & ANABEL ENGLUND RELEASE COLLABORATIVE SINGLE “LIGHTWAVES” OUT NOW VIA ULTRA RECORDS

Today, May 13, two titans of contemporary electronic music – 6x dance music radio chart-topper Anabel Englund and world-class GRAMMY-award winning producer & DJ Benny Benassi have joined forces to release their first collaborative single “Lightwaves.” Out now via leading dance music label Ultra Records, “Lightwaves” merges Englund’s pop lyric sensibility with Benassi’s unique synth play and beat mastery for a mesmerizing track that catches the crossfire of their talents.

Listen to “Lightwaves” here: https://ffm.to/bbae-lightwaves

Englund shares, “Working on this track with Benny has teenager me screaming! It brings me back to my very first raver days and I’m just so happy things have come full circle. I feel honored to collaborate with him. I love what we created & I am ready to share it with the world.”

“As we were working on the first idea of the track that would become ‘Lightwaves,’ I immediately thought about Anabel,” adds Benny Benassi. “I love her voice and her style! She gave her unique touch to the lyrics and the melody and she absolutely crushed it. I’m super happy to be on this track with her and I can’t wait to share this tune with everyone else.”

Meanwhile Benny Benassi just served his home country with a unique performance during the Eurovision competition on May 10. He joined Dardust to perform a piano and orchestra medley of great Italian international hits through the decades which included his tracks “Satisfaction” and “Golden Nights” with Sophie (and the Giants), a radio hit in Italy. View the performance here.

Catch Benny Benassi on tour:

May 20 – Tao, Chicago
May 21 – Lavo, NY
May 22 – Memoire, Everett
May 27 – Get Funky, Magna UT
May 28 – Time, Costa Mesa
May 29 – Nova, S Diego
May 30 – Maya dayclub, Scottsdale AZ
June 5 – Nameless Festival, Italy
June 10 – Ushuaia, Ibiza w Calvin Harris
June 11 – Kings, Iesolo, Italy
June 23 – 1902, San Antonio TX
June 24 – Mosaic, Kansas City
June 25 – Marquee, LV
July 1 – Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos
July 2 – Jova Beach Party – Lignano, Italy
July 8 – Jova Beach Party – Marina di Ravenna, Italy
July 3 – Calgary w Illenium
July 15 – Celebrities – Vancouver
July 23 – Parookaville, Germany
July 30 – Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos
August 11 – Ushuaia, Ibiza w Martin Garrix
August 13 – Praja, Gallipoli, Italy
August 19 – Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos
August 27 – Musica, Riccione, Italy

Catch Anabel Englund on tour:

May 20 – EchoStage, Washington DC
May 22 – EDC Vegas, Las Vegas
May 27 – Insomniac, Orange County
May 28 – Nova, San Diego
July 29 – Hard Summer, San Bernardino
August 7 – Seattle Center, Seattle
August 27 – Funka Fest, Ecuador
September 11 – Rock in Rio, Rio
More dates coming soon.​​

About Benny Benassi:
Hailing from provincial Northern Italy, world class DJ & producer Benny Benassi is a name needing little introduction, but always deserving of wide admiration and acclaim. He is the GRAMMY award-winning artist known world-wide for his #1 hit “Satisfaction” which was accompanied by its game changing music video, the genre breaking remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise” and played a key role in launching Skrillex into the stratosphere via his remix of Benny’s song “Cinema.” With a career spanning twenty plus years, Benassi is renowned as a humble, authentic and charming icon who has grown from a club DJ to a festival king all the while building a vast discography that has yielded tens of millions of record sales around the globe. Trademarking his unique infusion of house and electro, Benassi has continued to create music which is a clear evolution of this signature sound but never deviating too far. The rich history of Benny’s career is clearly demonstrated across his four artist albums Hypnotica (2003), Rock N Rave (2008), Electroman (2011) and Danceaholic (2013) which feature stand out singles featuring the likes of Lil Yachty, Serj Tankian, T-Pain and Kelis, among many others. Beyond his own productions he’s brought his sound to a wider musical audience with a flurry of productions for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Giorgio Moroder, and Sean Paul. Look for more exciting things to come from Benny Benassi this year.

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About Anabel Englund:
Singer, songwriter & DJ Anabel Englund’s sound is entrancing in its dichotomy; bright and carefree with her authentic Southern California breeziness. Other times she is irresistibly alluring with her dark, smoldering touch. The 2020 and 2021 iHeart Music “Dance Artist Of The Year” nominee explores the dynamics of that captivating contrast with her debut album Messing with Magic. The Los Angeles-based artist spent late 2019 and all of 2020 putting out singles from Messing With Magic leading into its formal release in December on MK’s AREA10 label with Ultra Records, with the Messing With Magic Deluxxe album following in 2021. Beyond six #1 US Dance Airplay singles including “Waiting For You” with Yotto, “Underwater” with MK, “So Hot (MK & Nightlapse Remix),” “Picture Us,” “Midnight Rapture” and “Deja Vu” (marking her as the first female to score six #1’s in two years), the album highlights a variety of dance floor friendly tracks and heartfelt compositions including singles like “Boogie All Night” with Dombresky, “Warm Disco” with Lee Foss and “See the Sky.”

Englund has performed around the world at iconic festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, Life Is Beautiful, Bestival, III Points and CRSSD, as well as venues like London’s O2 Academy, Ushuaïa Ibiza and the FriendShip music cruise. During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic while the world was on lockdown, Anabel took the opportunity to promote her music by sharpening her DJ skills and acoustic performance to perform a variety of live streams including Mixmag Lab Home Edition, EDC Orlando Virtual Rave-A-Thon, Higher Ground with Diplo, SIRIUSXM’s BPM’s Empowered Festival, Factory 93 and Desert Hearts among others. She is also recognized for her eccentric, bold style and has performed at major cultural events like Paris, London and Milan Fashion Weeks. In 2012, Englund stepped into the house scene, bringing her unique sultry, slow-burn voice to Pleasure State’s “Electricity” (her group project with Lee Foss and MK). She further cemented her arrival by following with “Reverse Skydiving” with Lee Foss and Jamie Jones’ collaborative project Hot Natured the following year. She has released music on Hot Creation, Defected and Desert Hearts. There are a select few voices of house music that have paved their own pathway to legendary. Singer, songwriter & DJ Anabel Englund carries unforgettable, powerful melodies, and choruses to huge success.

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