Giant Step presents Jellybean Benitez
Giant Step presents Jellybean Benitez at the 19th Hudson party of the year!
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Drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer, John Benitez aka Jellybean was born in South Bronx, New York city. From 1978 to 1984, Jellybean played all the hottest clubs like Electric Circus, the legendary Studio 54 and the Manhattan club Fun House, where he was resident DJ. It was during his sessions at the Fun House club, the well known phrase "Jellybean Rocks the House" was coined.
A recent inductee into the 2005 Dance Music Hall of Fame, he's remixed Whitney Houston, Jocelyn Brown, Patti Austin, George Benson, Shalamar, Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, Pointer Sisters, Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson's hit "Say, Say, Say," Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and Freeez's "I.O.U." Jellybean helped his once-girlfriend to remix her songs, starting out with "Everybody," followed by "Physical Attraction," "Borderline," "Lucky Star" and her radio breakthrough "Holiday." "Holiday" was the first song Jellybean ever produced from scratch and the girl was of course... Madonna!
It is no understatement to say that Jellybean is one of the most influential moguls of the entertainment industry. Jellybean still...ROCKS THE HOUSE!
**Hudson parties are held fortnightly on Mondays.
View photos from Hudson 18 with Pete Rock.