Kicking off the new year with a burst of electro energy, one of 2022’s most resounding covers receives a stellar remake. “Satisfaction” already proved its worth when David Guetta worked his magic touch on the Benny Benassi classic, racking up widespread DJ support and millions of streaming action, counting 20 million plays on Spotify alone. Now, another dream team gathered to create a next level electro weapon. In the hands of Dutch outfit Hardwell & Maddix the record gains even more power, as a raw, uptempo techno beat gets things in motion, pushed further by those notorious vocals and indestructible bass chords. Catch their vibe, as this remix is out now on Spinnin’ Records.
Following a year in which David Guetta continued to deliver worldwide acclaimed pop tunes alongside strong, oldschool house infused club gems, the French maestro also made waves with his re-imagination of early zeroes electro hit “Satisfaction.” Teaming up with the original’s producer Benny Benassi, who ringed in the new year with the new melodic techno tune ‘Fade To Black’ with Astrality, the duo worked on a fierce new version to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Benassi’s hit, making way for gusts of big room and future rave sounds, while keeping the raw energy of the original alive.
As one of the most influential producers and DJs of all time, Benny Benassi chose 2022 as the year to come back in full force with several chart-topping releases, kicking it off with his good friend David Guetta on the iconic ‘Satisfaction’. The result was a beast of a crowd pleaser, wowing festival audiences this year on the wings of huge DJ support, ranging from Martin Garrix, Tiësto and Armin van Buuren to Calvin Harris, Alok and Joris Voorn. And just like the original back in 2002, the rework topped the charts worldwide, proving that twenty years does not age a true hit.
Now, adding more magic to this already spectacular tune, Hardwell & Maddix were brought to the mix to provide a raving version of their own. It marks the continuous evolution of Hardwell, who enjoyed a marvelous comeback to the festival stages last year, armed with a brand new, aptly titled album and world tour, REBELS NEVER DIE.
Together with fellow Dutch producer Maddix, renowned for his high octane blend of techno and big room, Hardwell sets off to take “Satisfaction” to its next milestone – shaking up this notorious tune to unexpected electronic heights.
Taking off on raw, thumping techno kicks, the track gains strength in viciousness, with its groove drenched in reverb ready-made for colossal techno areas. Meanwhile, the vocoded lyrics and that inimitable bass line keep going strong on this uptempo beat, reminiscing oldschool acid house when the record drops hard and heavy.
Such a muscular piece of dance music unleashed here, nicely balanced by an airy breakdown featuring the original’s vocals and electro beat, before the techno heat announces itself again, breaking out with rousing drum rolls and furious kicks.
Hardwell & Maddix are on a roll, as they respectfully tear this tune apart, obviously enjoying themselves to push the energy levels as far as they can. The result is an overwhelming mix of electro, techno and big room, emphasizing both past, present and future of electronic music. A certified DJ weapon to get things going at the dawn of the year, making sure we’ll all get a fresh piece of “Satisfaction” in 2023.
About Benny Benassi
With an impressive career spanning more than twenty years, Benny Benassi is one of the most successful, influential record producers and djs of all time. His springboard to fame came in the form of his seminal crossover hit Satisfaction, released in 2002. Topping the charts all over Europe, which then crossed the pond into North America, this iconic, ground-breaking, genre-defining track paved the way for his debut album in 2003, Hypnotica, which among countless other accolades, landed him the title of European Border Breaker Award, for the most record sales by an Italian artist outside Italy.
In 2008, Benny released his next artist album, Rock N Rave, before going on to win a Grammy award for his remix of Public Enemy’s Bring The Noise, one of the first recordings ever to combine European electro-house beats with American hiphop vocals, cementing Benny’s status as a trailblazing pioneer of the commercial electronic music scene. And, in 2011 he released his critically acclaimed third album, Electroman, which included worldwide smash hits Beautiful People with Chris Brown and Cinema with Gary Go. Once again, Benny made history by discovering a young, and at the time, unknown artist named Skrillex who he enlisted to remix Cinema and successfully brought dubstep into the mainstream. The remix won another Grammy Award and remained in the Top 40 charts for four continuous years.
Since then, Benny has headlined the biggest festivals around the world including, EDC, Coachella, Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival to name a few. As Benny’s star continued to rise, he teamed up with Madonna and produced the single Girl Gone Wild plus several other tracks on the MDNA album, which fully confirmed Benny’s place as one of the very best producers in the world! Additionally, there is a long, rich list of other A-list artists Benny has collaborated with to feature on his records that deserve mention – from Lil Yachty and Jeremih to John Legend, Ne-Yo, T-Pain and Serj Tankian from System of a down, the wide ranging group further illustrates the full scope of Benny’s influence.
As well as his own production, Benny has always aimed to bring his sound to an array of audiences. This includes his flurry of high-profile remixes for the likes of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Giorgio Moroder and the Rolling Stones, amongst a laundry list of others.
About David Guetta
DJ. Producer. Artist. David Guetta is a musical trailblazer and an international icon. Currently the #4 most streamed artist on Spotify globally and with 2x Grammys awards, 11x Grammy nominations, 7x UK number 1 singles, over 35 billion global streams, 50 million records sold worldwide, and over 69 million monthly Spotify listeners to his name, he has been voted the world’s best DJ in the DJ Mag ‘Top 100’ three times and won the accolade for best electronic artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards. To round off 2022 he won two awards at the LOS40 Music Awards, two awards at MTV EMA’s, the ‘Dance Act of the Year’ award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and ‘DJ of the Year’ award at the NRJ Music Awards, and was additionally named #1 Producer by 1001Tracklists. Guetta closed out the year in Latin America, performing in Peru for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza before setting out on a huge tour in January.
After a year of huge hits, Guetta enters 2023 at #1 on the Global Spotify Chart with current global smash ‘I’m Good’ with Bebe Rexha. The track has earned Guetta his eleventh Grammy nomination, receiving a nod for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Recording’, and garnered 900 million global streams and counting.
Throughout 2022 he released a variety of collaborations including commercial hit ‘Don’t You Worry’ with Black Eyed Peas and Shakira and UK Top 5 pop anthem ‘Crazy What Love Can Do’ with Becky Hill and Ella Henderson. A master creative across genres, Guetta has also gone from strength to strength with his underground-focused Future Rave project alongside MORTEN; the duo released their eagerly awaited Future Rave EP ‘Episode 2’ in November, which featured the powerful lead single ‘You Can’t Change Me’ with Raye. Elsewhere he has provided remixes for some of the world’s biggest stars including pop royalty Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion, Kodak Black… His final release of 2022 was an acid-fuelled remix of Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ ‘Unholy’. He is additionally working on new music for his underground alias Jack Back.
While maintaining an epic level of quality for his live streams during the pandemic and lockdown, he hosted his iconic United At Home series, a number of unforgettable concerts from Paris’ Louvre Museum, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Icon Brickell in Miami, and atop the Rockefeller Center, raising $2 million in donations for numerous charities. Throughout 2022 Guetta appeared at many of the world’s biggest events and festivals, as well as his own residency at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas and 2 shows a week in Ibiza: Hï Ibiza with Future Rave and Ushuaïa Ibiza with legendary party F*** ME I’M FAMOUS!.
As he continues to dominate the global charts and play some of the most exciting sets of his career, all while expanding his creative vision, exploring new sounds and evolving as an artist, David Guetta demonstrates time and time again why he is the most cherished electronic artist of our generation.
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