Beni (musician)

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Beni
Birth name Benjamin Single
Also known as beNi
Origin Sydney
Genres Electronica
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Years active 2006–present
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Beni is an Australian musician, DJ, producer, and remix engineer. He is a part of the Riot In Belgium duo with Joel Dickson. Beni has released music through the French Kitsuné and the Australian Modular Recordings.

Career[edit]

Solo career[edit]

My Love Sees You[edit]

Beni released his first single "My Love Sees You" on 19 January 2008, through Kitsuné. The song features extra production work by Sam Littlemore, marking the first of two collaborations between the two. The song stayed on both the Flemish and Walloon Ultratop Dance Chart in Belgium for five weeks, peaking at the chart position of nine.[1][2] The track was later featured on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6.[3][4] An official remix from the maxi single was produced by Etienne de Crécy, named, "My Love Sees You" (Coco Walsh Etienne de Crécy Mix), it is the first of two times the musicians will work together.

Maximus[edit]

The following year, 2009, a shortened version of the track "Fringe Element" was featured on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7 named "Fringe Element" (Short Like Me Edit).[5][6] On 4 August 2009 Beni released his extended play Maximus featuring the new, full length, version of "Fringe Element", and the title track "Maximus" as well as an alternate mix named "Maximus" (White).[7] The Title track was released as Beni's second single, featuring vocals by Sam Sparro, marking the first of four collaborations between the two. The remix EP for "Maximus" was released on 24 August 2009. In Belgium the single peaked at 16 on the Ultratop Dance Chart, remaining on the chart for two weeks.[1][2] Additionally, the Harvard Bass Remix of "Maximus" was featured on the Kitsuné Maison Compilation 8.[8][9]

House of Beni[edit]

House of Beni was released on 23 September 2011, with Modular Recordings.[10] In Australia, Beni's home country, on 21 November 2011, the album entered the iTunes albums chart at No. 47, inevitably peaking at No. 24 on 27 November 2011, staying on the chart for 15 days.[11] The album failed to chat on the ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart or any Hung Medien charts. However, corresponding with the album's chart movement on iTunes, "Someone Just Like You" (featuring Mattie Safer), the album's second single, released as of 21 October 2011, entered the ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart at No. 44 the week commencing 10 October 2011.[12] The song went on to peak at No. 30, on 14 November 2011, after 6 weeks on the chart.[13] The song stayed on the chart for an additional four weeks, a total of 10 weeks, dropping of the chart on 19 December 2011, the week before charting No. 44.[14]

House of Beni's lead single, "It's a Bubble", was released on 31 July 2011, with vocals by Sean deLear, and production by Turbotito of Poolside. On 22 April 2012 the last single from the album, "Last Night", was released. It features vocals by Prince Terrence and extra production by Etienne de Crécy, the second time that de Crécy & Beni have worked together. The first track off the album, "Sway", features vocals from singer-songwriter Nomi Ruiz. The album also features Sam Sparro on the tracks "Your Body" and "High Off Your Love" as vocalist and lyric writer, being the pairs second and third collaborations. The song "Love Scene" was produced in joint with Sam Littlemore, this being the second time they worked together. The final track from House of Beni is "Zig Zags", featuring vocals by Via Tania. The album also includes the songs "O.P.U.L.E.N.C.E" and "Yeah".

Remixes by Beni[edit]

Beni has engineered remixes for Flight Facilities, Kimbra, LaRoux, Sam Sparro, Sneaky Sound System, and The Temper Trap. Most notable is his remix for LaRoux. Beni engineered "Quicksand" (Beni's Sinking at 1.56 Mix) in 2008, which appeared on half of the song's physical and digital single releases, including 12" and CD releases. Also notable is Beni's remix for Sam Sparro, "Happiness" (Beni Remix), as it marks their fourth time having worked together.

Riot in Belgium[edit]

Riot in Belgium is a duo of Beni and Joel Dickson.[15] They've made several remixes of artist such as Chromeo and Yelle.[16] Their remix of Yelle's song À cause des garçons was featured as soundtrack to the videogame Need for Speed: ProStreet in late 2007.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays and singles[edit]

Charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
Club
Play

[13][14]
BEL
(Vl)
Dance

[1]
BEL
(Wa)
Dance

[2]
"Someone Just Like You" 2008 9 9 Non-album single
"Maximus"
(featuring Sam Sparro)
2009 16 16 Maximus – EP
"Someone Just Like You"
(featuring Mattie Safer )
2011 30 House of Beni
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Remixes[edit]

Year Title Artist Appearance(s) Notes/Label(s)
2008 "Quicksand" (Beni's Sinking at 1.56 Mix) La Roux Quicksand – Single[30][31] Polydor, Kitsuné
In for the Kill
(French EP)
2011 "Foreign Language" (Beni Remix) Flight Facilities Flight Facilities Remixes[32] Future Classic
2012 "Two Way Street"
(Beni Remix)
Kimbra N/A Song was officially remixed but never released as no
remix or maxi singles were ever released for "Two Way Street", because of this the remix was released to Beni's SoundCloud.[33]
"Trembling Hands"
(Beni Remix)
The Temper Trap Trembling Hands (Remix EP)[34] Liberation
"Friends" (Beni Remix) Sneaky Sound System Friends (Remixes)[35] Modular
"Happiness"
(Beni Remix)
Sam Sparro Happiness – Remixes[36][37] Fourth collaboration with Sparro.
EMI

Appears on[edit]

  • Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6 (2008 Kitsuné France)
  • Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7 (2009 Kitsuné France)
  • Kitsuné Maison Compilation 8 (2009 Kitsuné France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Discography Beni" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Discography Beni" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  3. ^ !TASHED » Blog Archive » Kitsune Maison Compilation 6.
  4. ^ IDOLWEB.fr Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6
  5. ^ IDOLWEB.fr Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7
  6. ^ Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7 | iBeats
  7. ^ IDOLWEB.fr Maximus Ep – Beni
  8. ^ ::: Off the Radar :::: Kitsune Maison Compilation 8
  9. ^ 10.29.09 | VARIOUS ARTISTS || Kitsuné Maison Compilation 8 | UR Chicago
  10. ^ a b "House of Beni". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  11. ^ "House of Beni". itunescharts.net/aus. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  12. ^ "entrance into chart: 10 October 2011 ARIA Charts". 1990–2011 Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  13. ^ a b "Peak Chart Appearance at six weeks: 14 November 2011 ARIA Charts". 1990–2011 Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  14. ^ a b "Final Chart Appearance at ten weeks: 12 December 2011 ARIA Charts". 1990–2011 Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  15. ^ relishrecordings.net » Riot in Belgium
  16. ^ YELLE – ACDG (RIOT IN BELGIUM REMIX)!! | IHEARTCOMIX!
  17. ^ EA Goes Full-throttle with Need for Speed Prostreet Soundtrack – News at GameSpot
  18. ^ a b "My Love Sees You (US)". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  19. ^ a b "My Love Sees You (NZ)". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  20. ^ "Maximus – EP". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  21. ^ "Maximus – Remixes". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  22. ^ "It's A Bubble – Remixes". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  23. ^ "Someone Just Like You (Remixes) – EP (US)". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  24. ^ "Someone Just Like You (Remixes) – EP (AU)". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  25. ^ "Maximus – Remixes". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  26. ^ "Last Night – Remixes". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  27. ^ "My Love Sees You (AU)". iTunes Store/Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  28. ^ "My Love Sees You (Bonus)". Beatport, LLC. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  29. ^ "It's A Bubble – Remixes". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  30. ^ ""Quicksand" (Beni's Sinking at 1.56 Mix)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  31. ^ "Kitsuné: Quicksand Remixes – EP". iTunes/Apple inc. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  32. ^ "Flight Facilities Remixes". iTunes/Apple inc. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  33. ^ ""Two Way Street" (Beni Remix)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  34. ^ "Trembling Hands – Remix EP". iTunes/Apple inc. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  35. ^ "Friends – Remixes". iTunes/Apple inc. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  36. ^ "Happiness". last.fm. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  37. ^ "Happiness". samsparro.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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