Saint Petersburg, FL
Hailing originally from Buffalo New York, Canada, and now a resident of the ever-growing sensation for underground sound, and a house music mecca in Florida, Tampa Bay's Brandon Battaglia represents the very uniqueness, and qualities his city exemplifies! Just as Tampa Bay fosters some of the hottest new producers and Dj talent, having been embraced each year by the International WMC, Florida has been a constant contender on the world house circuit for quite some time, and Brandon Battaglia is a proud representation of some of the unique and diverse blends, that Florida has to offer. Brandon’s music inspiration in Dance Music began 9 years ago when first attending festivals in NY and Canada and has grown in his multi-genre experience, from Drum and Bass, and Trance, to now an unlimited array of House music genres which expose his aspirations of unity through music. At a ripe age of just 18 Brandon Began Producing, and Mixing sets, and on his fast rise to popularity in Tampa Bay, and has been fueled by the tutelage of his friends and co-producer artists, such as All-Wheel Drive/A.K.A. the U.K’s Andy Mara, nationally respected Funklab, and Knob records own DJ Apple, Brandon Battaglia became a solid part of his house mecca in the bay by making “First Contact Productions” with Dj Apple, which is a soul-touching experience when the duo performs together. Mr. B. as this author likes to call him, has been a steady force in Tampa Bay, yet remaining loyal to his local fans first @ Tabu UltraLounge’s major year event “ Blast-Off”, Club GREEN, Sunkissed, Aqua Boogie 2012, Café Alma, Lobby,The infamous Skyway parties , Sake Bomb "BOOGIE FOR JAPAN"(Japan earthquake benefit)and a rotating guest of Casey’s. Brandon’s most recent accomplishment has been recognized by 13 year , and National Broadcast Award Winning Zentripziteez Worldwide Electronic Music Show WMNF.org, and 88.5 local FM, where he was asked to play a set live, for his world broadcast debut and has gained momentous respect and awe ever since. “B” as his friends have entitled him, is no doubt, one of the Aces in the hole for what is now, the next generation of talented and true Dj’s and Producers to come from Tampa Bay!
Remixes, Productions, or Bookings
Zentripz 88.5fm Tampa video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b_fb6n_5p8Y
FUNK LAB Records/ FIRST CONTACT Productions