[BIRDFEED EXCLUSIVE] Benasis is on the feed with his newest release, Foundations!
- How long have you been creating music?
I’ve been creating music now for about 7 years.
- What do you use to make your tracks?
I use Ableton with a combination of hardware synths(Roland JDXI & Yamaha DX7) and outboard gear(Alesis 3630 compressors, DBX 266XL compressors, RNLA 7239 compressor, 2 Kush Audio Electra 500’s, Alesis Microverb 2, UAD Apollo FireWire, 2 Focusrite Saffires) I love mixing my songs on my Tascam M320 analog mixer.
- How and when did you first discover Dirtybird?
I first discovered Dirtybird when Claude VonStroke released “Who’s Afraid of Detroit?” in 2006. It was one of the biggest songs. You could definitely hear he had a style of his own. I was only djing at that time, and I would throw that track in my mixes every time!
- Which Dirtybird artist would you want to collaborate with the most?
The man, the myth, the legend, Claude VonStroke. He is one of my biggest inspirations of all time. When I first heard his essential mix in 2007, it blew my mind. I still listen to it to this day, it truly is timeless.
- If your entire life was a movie, what title would best describe you?
Superbad, so on point.
- What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
It would actually be at Ultra Music Festival 2011, when “Chemical Brother’s” performed. The music and visuals went together so beautifully.
- If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
1974, Los Angeles . I would love to go back, take what I know now, and add my own personal touch to disco. It would be awesome to make killer dance music with such talented musicians of that time(not to mention all the amazing gear!!!!!!)
- What species of bird best describes you and why?
A Seagull because I love the beach and could eat sea food all day/everyday!
- What does Dirtybird mean to you?
Dirtybird to me is the progression and next level of house music. It really brings that 80’s/ 90’s house vibe in modern form. It has introduced some of the most talented producers across the globe, and I’m thankful to be a part of its legacy.