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D.C. LaRue @ Disco-Disco.com
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.
Jellybean Tribute @ Disco-Disco.com
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
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
had achieved his
DJ goals and he
now wanted to go on to remixing singles.
"In the bush" medley is so super, they had to close the park.
began spinning in January, 1975.
a 21 year old Scorpio, and currently plays at the Barefoot Boy and Fifth Avenue, Disconet's newest big apple subscripter.
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.
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.
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
has released many Dance music acts as well as Spanish releases.
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.
John 'Jellybean' Benitez
John 'Jellybean' Benitez
TUNEGO MUSIC PRODUCER
John "Jellybean" Benitez: music producer, composer, performer, film producer, executive and mogul.
A one-man conglomerate who has utilized his
inimitable talent to assemble his
own multimedia empire and whose career is a tale of remarkable innovation, adaptability, durability and achievement.
has produced and/or remixed over one hundred "Top 10" hits and more than thirty-five #1 records, and has compiled an unrivaled discography of platinum and multi-platinum smashes.
In addition to his
incredible success as a producer, Benitez
also earned acclaim as a performer with his
debut album Wotupski?! (EMI, 1984), which generated two number one dance hits, "The Mexican" and "Sidewalk Talk" (which also broke the top 10 of the Billboard 100 charts).
Angel David Mattos - Jazz Boricua - BIO
Since 1988 Angel David has performed in studio sessions and live performances with major figures such as Dave Valentin, Alex AcuÃ±a, Bob Mintzer, John Benitez, Mike Stern, Antonio Sanchez, Claudio Roditti ,Giovanie Hidalgo, David Sanchez, Eddie Gomez, Humberto Ramirez, Jon Lucien, Luis "Perico" Ortiz among others.