Benny Benassi is one of those wonderful DJs who is always fun to watch and dance to – if for the simple reason that every time you look up at him, he is smiling and having as much as you are. Ten years ago, he released the classic “Satisfaction” and continues to release tracks that alternate between massive, aggressive electro workouts (“House Music,” “Who’s Your Daddy”) and prettier, progressive vocal songs (“Beautiful People,” “Dance the Pain Away”). “Back to the Pump” is one of the former, a straight-for-the-jugular energetic monster that you can’t help but to jump up and down to. While there are lighter passages that could be extended to become a pretty, progressive track, the main focus is prime time banging electro beats. The only question is if whether the “Pump” in the title is a reference to “fist-pumping” or to his label’s remix name “Pump-Kin.”
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