Feature: We Play 'What Song...' with Donny Benét

Monday, April 9, 2018

Last Friday, Donny Benét released his new album The Don into the wild via Dot Dash. With shows fast approaching, Donny Benét takes us through some of the tunes that he loves the most.

What song would you love to sample?
'Love T.K.O.' by Teddy Pendergrass
Not really a sample guy tbh, but I'd be proud to rip off Teddy Pendergrass' 'Love T.K.O.' Everything is perfect - the little bass octave slides, the strings, the drums... Everything.

What song reminds you of your last holiday?
'Lovely Lady Of Arcadia' by Demis Roussos
My last holiday of note was in Milos, Greece. Demis does it for me. I drank so much tsipouro and ate so much octopus.

What song did you love in high school?
'Just Around the Corner' by Herbie Hancock
I grew up in the 90's and hated grunge... RHCP were my boys but I was really into jazz fusion. This Herbie track was my vibe. Freddie Washington on bass is king.

What song did you last play in the car? 
'Dancing with Tears in my Eyes' by Ultravox 
Such a beautiful and sad song. I'm really into this clip - makes me want a steinberger bass.

What song do you wish you collaborated on?
'Der Kommissar' by Falco
Fantastic use of the Linn lm-1. Such a cool guy.

What song was your favourite track of last year?
'Another Weekend' by Ariel Pink
He's one of my favourites and first inspirations. I gave him my demo cd back in early 2011. I don't think he listened to them.

You can catch Donny Benét on the below dates:
Sat 14 April - Howler, Melbourne
Sat 21 April - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Fri 27 April - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sat 28 April - Uow Uni Bar, Wollongong
(More information is available here)