So Who Is Benny Blanco?
Benny Blanco’s been ridiculously successful as a producer, writer and multi-instrumentalist for years. He’s crafted a crazy amount of hit tracks including Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill, Justin Beiber - Love Yourself, Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger, Julia Michaels – Issues, Major Lazer – Cold Water, Katy Perry-California Gurls, Rihanna – Diamonds, Kesha – Tick Tok and more. Now for the first time under his own name Benny Blanco has a top 10 hit with his new single; Eastside featuring Khalid and Halsey. Although Blanco doesn’t like being in the spotlight he started thinking about becoming a solo artist to have more creative control. Benny told Rolling Stone… I remember asking all my friends and peers: “Hey, should I do this? Kind of hoping they’d be like, Dude, shut the **** up and just do what you’re supposed to do and produce the songs!” But every single person was like, “Oh my God, I can’t believe you haven’t done it yet!”
This weekend I’m doing an exclusive HK custom remix on Benny’s hit; Eastside plus chart topping bangers from Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Ellie Goulding, Zara Larson, The Chainsmokers, Travis Scott, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. I’ll be droppin’ fresh beats from Chvrches and Foster The People, spinning reimagined classics and so much more! I’ve got your weekend party soundtrack all cued up and it’s right here on HITS 96 Every Friday Night at 8pm! Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK™