This week on deck, we have Benny Bridges laying down a sensationally joyous MiniMix. When he’s not serving as the guitarist in Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage live band, Benny is producing his own music and cooking up some fire remixes, a few of which he’s included in this delightful mix. Read on to see the tracklist and find out what sort of activities Benny had in mind while crafting this mix, his first experience performing live, and how his unusual upbringing shaped his creative mind.
What activity or activities is this mix best paired with?
Cultivating your garden at sunset.
What’s the best thing about being part of the Fantastic Voyage?
Having friends to go to the mall with!
What and when was your first live music experience and what do you remember about it?
My friend’s seventh-grade bar mitzvah. We played covers of punk songs, the parents didn’t enjoy it.
What was unique about your childhood that you think most contributed to the artist you grew up to be?
My mom is a ballet dancer turned children’s book illustrator. Instead of doing normal family activities (watching sports, family dinners, etc.), we would make tie-dyed pancakes and put on plays.
What’s the last thing you saw on the internet that made you laugh?Apple announcing a $1000 desktop stand lol.
Do you believe in extraterrestrials and if so, what songs would you for sure put on a mixtape for them?
1. Ohio Is For Lovers – Hawthorne Heights
2. Short Circuit – Daft Punk
3. Booty – Blac Youngsta
4. Hooked On A Feeling – David Hasselhoff
5. Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado
6 The Breakdown – People Under The Stairs
7. That’s Where It’s At – Sam Cooke
8. Down By The Seaside – Led Zeppelin
9. Work It – Missy Elliot
Betray My Heart (Benny Bridges Edit)
D’Angelo – You’re A Melody (Benny Bridges Edit)
Dance With Somebody – (Benny Bridges Edit)
Giselle – Benny Bridges & Danny Goliger
Lucky Penny – Benny Bridges
When I Was Young – Benny Bridges & Danny Goliger
Wonderful Feeling (Braga Circuit Remix)
Benny Bridges – ID