deadmau5 x BENNY BENASSI x GARY GO "THE VELDT CINEMA (BYNX EDIT)” Out Now
Over the last several months, TikTok and Instagram have been buzzing with excitement over a mashup of two decade-plus old iconic tracks from Ultra Records catalogue--“Cinema” by Benny Benassi and Gary Go and deadmau5 “The Veldt”--created by top emerging electronic music producer BYNX. Today, June 9, Ultra Records is pleased to offer the mashup as a proper single release “The Veldt Cinema (BYNX Edit)” by deadmau5 x Benny Benassi x Gary Go.
Listen here: https://lnk.to/theveldtcinema
Undeniable dance floor hits each in their own right, “The Veldt” and “Cinema” have been inspirational to electronic music fans and music makers the world over. For Los Angeles-based BYNX the influence was no exception and being able to reimagine these iconic songs together, giving them a new life in the process, and to be supported not only by fans but also by the originators themselves--deadmau5, Gary Go, and Benny Benassi—while getting the notice off the back of platforms like TikTok and Instagram is a career highlight for note.
“The process started because I wanted to combine two songs curated to my taste that had never been mixed before, keeping the focus on each of their most elemental parts,” shares BYNX. “At first, making this was solely a diversion for my own creative play, colliding two songs that have meant so much to me and for so long.”
He adds, “When I finally shared the track across social media, I realized its potential. The data showed that the audio hit 159 million streams within one month, with over 100k users creating their own reels to the track. Things got even crazier when I was tagged in Benny’s stories with a video of him playing the track. Soon after, Benassi reached out to invite me to one of his shows to perform the track live with him. This has been such a rewarding experience as an artist and fan. Reintroducing a classic in a new way like this, I think, helps us all go back to a moment in time that we wish we could have lived in for just a little longer. I know this track will do just that for our community in electronic music.”
Upon their subsequent releases, both tracks were wildly successful. “Cinema” was released in March of 2011 and appeared on Benassi’s third studio album Electroman. It was remixed by the likes of Laidback Luke, Alex Gaudino and Congorock, with a remix by Skrillex which became a smash in its own right garnering a GRAMMY win for “Best Remixed Recording” in 2012. The song was breathed back into life in 2020 when Galantis covered it and then again with Gary Go’s acoustic version going viral on Instagram and TikTok.
deadmau5’ “The Veldt” was a critically acclaimed track ranking on Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 best songs of 2012. Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1950 short story of the same name, the song appeared on his legendary release album title goes here and continues to be a favorite part of deadmau5’ live repertoire to this day.
With an insatiable passion for music that transcends genres and an unparalleled ability to command the dance floor, electronic music producer and DJ BYNX emerges as a rising electrifying force. His unyielding commitment to pushing artistic boundaries sets BYNX apart from the crowd. Embracing the ever-evolving landscape of the genre, he fearlessly incorporates cutting-edge production techniques with his edits, mash-ups, and innovative sounds, constantly challenging conventions and redefining the future sonic landscape. His ability to infuse the familiar with the avant-garde, seamlessly blending classic elements with forward-thinking creativity, has garnered him widespread acclaim and a devoted global following. His original tracks, edits, and mash-ups have attracted support from industry heavyweights and amassing millions of streams across digital platforms. His latest music offerings include originals such as "Without," "Save Me," "Being," his remix of Tensnake's "Antibodies," "PSYCHO" and crowd favorite "Higher." BYNX continues to leave an everlasting imprint on the dance music landscape with his global viral edit as he merges two iconic electronic tracks of Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go's "Cinema" and deadmau5 "The Veldt" for “The Veldt Cinema (BYNX Edit).”
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse'), is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," as well as "Professional Griefers," "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and "I Remember," he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist's ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man, “XYZ” and “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey. In 2022 deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing Top 40 smash and #1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla leading into the release of their 2023 debut self-titled album Kx5. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. In 2022 he completed the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 headlined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December, breaking records as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist ever in North America with Billboard confirming Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.
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. Benny continues to release beautiful singles to the joy of his ever-widening fan base and last summer, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Satisfaction,” he released a re-work with David Guetta which was and still is played by almost every DJ on the planet. 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.
June 9, 2023 2:30pm ET
by Falcon Publicity