Kevin “DJ Battlecat” Gilliam is a legendary music producer, DJ, and musician, created from the landscape of Los Angeles, California. DJ Battlecat was an original member of Uncle Jam’s Army and the 1580 KDAY Mix Masters. He was key in developing the “West Coast” sound while working with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound, E-40, Tha Eastsidaz, WC, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, and music icon, Dr. Dre. DJ Battlecat also fused his sound with dynamic artists like Brian McKnight, Lucy Pearl, BJ the Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Kenny Lattimore, Deborah Cox, and Faith Evans.
Early in his career, DJ Battlecat quickly built his repertoire by producing songs such as Kurupt’s “We Can Freak It,” the majority of The Eastsidaz debut album Snoop Dogg Presents The Eastsidaz including the hit single “G’d Up,” and their follow up album Duces ‘n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way including the hit single “I Luv It.” Add Tyrese’s “Just a Baby Boy” from the soundtrack to the hit movie Baby Boy and co-producing Xzibit’s “Get Your Walk On.” DJ Battlecat has a distinct sound derived from the early influences of funk, soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz enhanced by his dedication to musical truth and frequencies. His signature sound remains in high demand but his versatility is always evolving.
Currently, DJ Battlecat is an elite member of Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy on Apple Beats 1 collaborative team. He produced Game’s “Up On The Wall” featuring Problem, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG from The Documentary 2.5. DJ Battlecat continues to tour and support artists like Tha Eastsidaz and DJ Quik as a DJ with his cultured, crowd igniting style. He is working on the completion of his own untitled album which will have a powerful roster of impactful artists, producers, and musicians.
Brian Ellis' Reflection (LIVE)
Hailing from Escondido, CA, Brian Ellis is set on a mission to push authentic drum machine synthesizer funk to the livest, rawest level. His gear list is strong, his output is prolific, and his work ethic is unrivaled…armed with his oberheim DX, oberheim Matrix-1000, Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, and an arsenal of various guitars, synths, and outboard effects, Brian and his group Reflection (a modern funk group founded by Brian Ellis alongside brothers Adam Chini and Jordan Chini, Conor Riley, and drummer Andrew Satterlee) are ready to unleash an array of utterly devastating jams onto the dancefloor.
The Funk Freaks Crew
Orange County’s (and beyond) biggest and best funk crew, playing that street funk as always all vinyl, all funk, all live!!! Funk Freaks took that love of backyard boogie funk and turned into a worldwide collective, clothing and record label.