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Mr. John Jellybean Benitez

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P.O. Box 190040

Brooklyn, New York 11219

United States

Company Description Where DISCO acts and music come alive!!! Artists, DJs, interviews, sound clips, labels, info and more. ... more

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Owner and Photographer

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Sound Designer and Mixer

Defacto Sound

Very Own Resident DJ

Melting Pot NYC INC


The Funhouse


JB Music Publishing

The Dance Music Hall of Fame


University of Michigan

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Disco DJ, record producer and music publisher John 'Jellybean' Benitez has been quoted as saying that he thinks 'Cathedrals' is one of the most influential Disco recordings of the entire decade. Over the years there have been countless people crediting 'Cathedrals' as changing their lives... musical and otherwise.

Legendary DJ/producer/publisher Johnny 'Jellybean' Benitez has turned out to be a wonderful and long time acquaintance and we speak on a regular basis.

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John "Jellybean" Benitez

John Benitez was born in South Bronx, New York city, back in 1959. The family lived in an apartment on Burnside Avenue in the Bronx, and his sister Debbie was the one who gave him his nickname - Jellybean.
Already as a child he used to entertain his family and friends by playing them different records on the turntable.
Many new upcoming bands and artists got a break thanks to John playing their songs at the Clubs and/or in his radio show. Already back in 1980 he's included in the Special Thanks section of the Invisible Man's Bands self-titled album, which include the awesome Disco song "All night thing" .
Jellybean in the DJ booth
John had achieved his DJ goals and he now wanted to go on to remixing singles.
John Benitez's "In the bush" medley is so super, they had to close the park.
John began spinning in January, 1975. He's a 21 year old Scorpio, and currently plays at the Barefoot Boy and Fifth Avenue, Disconet's newest big apple subscripter. He is studying marketing and sales promotion at Bronx Community College, says that Cerrone is his favorite artist, Walter Gibbons and Tony Smith his favorite DJ's and Bob Viteritti's dance and feel medley his favorite Disconet side. In addition to doing the "In the bush" medley for this Disconet program, John just complete the mix of "(Dance it) Freestyle rhythm" by Mantus, which will be coming out on SMI records.
Following up the success of "Just visiting this planet", John decides (as the remixer he is) to release a remix album.
John continues to produce other artists like Whitney Houston, E.G. Daily, Hot Streak, Sheena Easton and the lady with the powerful voice - Jocelyn Brown , just to mention a few.
John produced Jocelyn's classic "Love's gonna get you", a song that's one of the most sampled dance tracks. It was for example used in Snap's "the Power". This song is one of he's own favorite works and he says "I still get a tremendous rush every time I hear that song".
Since then John "Jellybean" Benitez have started his own Jellybean Productions with a record label, JB Recordings, and a publishing company, JB Music Publishing. Through his companies he has released many Dance music acts as well as Spanish releases. He also released the Disco Classics CD 'Joe Causi presents Greatest Dance Classics of All Time'. He has also been an expert music supervisor for Hollywood movies like Carlito's way and he has co-written the theme for the Ricki Lake show among other TV-shows.

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