Global DJ, producer and entrepreneur Steve Aoki teams up with Grammy Award-winning legend George Benson to unveil a contemporary remake of “Give Me The Night.” Lacing the disco-era classic with a fresh coat of tech house vigor, the pair keep the spirit of the party alive on a dance floor-worthy revision. “Give Me The Night” is the sophomore release on Dim Mak’s newly launched house imprint, A GOOD ONE.
“Getting the chance to reimagine such a classic track as ‘Give Me the Night’ with the legend George Benson has been really exciting. My father & George were friends, so when this opportunity came about, it was full circle for me to be able to create a club version putting my own spin on it. And releasing it as the second release on A GOOD ONE, Dim Mak’s house imprint, was the perfect way to get the label going,” said Aoki
Written and composed by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones, “Give Me The Night” remains one of George Benson’s most beloved songs. Upon its release, the track shook dance floors across the world, catapulting to #1 on the US Billboard Soul Singles chart, #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Billboard Hot Disco Singles Chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart, ultimately leading to Benson’s Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The single is representative of Benson’s ability to improvise and entertain, always captivating audiences with his slick guitar notes and seductive grooves, unrestrained by genre. Benson once again defies expectations, inviting Steve Aoki to join him on a spirited remake of his iconic single, “Give Me the Night.”
“A few years back, I discovered that my good friend Rocky Aoki’s eldest son, Steve Aoki, had shaped a powerful footprint in the music business by creating unique club remixes. I was excited to have an opportunity to work on a musical project together someday. The perfect opportunity arrived with a live version of ‘Give Me The Night,’ and what an amazing collaboration it has been,” said Benson.