DJ Battlecat

DJ Battlecat

Real Name:
Kevin Gilliam
Profile:
Legendary West Coast DJ, Producer, Musician from South Central Los Angeles, California. Original KDAY Mixmaster, Bangin' on Wax Compilation Founder.

His anthology is immense. He has worked with every West Coast artist you can think of. He is from the original World Class Wrecking Crew DJ's, and still works very closely with Dr. Dre. DJ Battlecat mostly produces for Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz, Kam and E-40.

His son, Blue Gilliam, is also a talented producer and musician. And Battlecat's younger brother is L.A. lyricist extraordinaire, Mykestro.
He is mentor of Grammy Award-Winning Producers Terrace Martin and 1500 Or Nothin.

Battlecat credits Rev. James Cleveland, Gospel and soul music, Funk, Zapp and Roger, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, Pete Rock, and J Dilla as being his greatest musical influences. He produced a musical tribute to Roger Troutman called "Still More Bounce" (featuring Ras Kass, Tash and others).

In 2011, Battlecat joined a West Coast Super Group called 1st Generation, along with a roster of 8 other home town all-stars (Compton's Most Wanted, King Tee, Sir Jinx, Jayo Felony, Gangsta, Kurupt, etc.)

Battlecat is a collector of vintage production equipment, audio gear, etc. And he also plays various instruments, including keys and drums.

He also competes in the annual Cali DJ Battles and Mix Off's
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DJ Battlecat Discography

Albums

Battlecat* Gumbo Roots (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Maverick US 1995 Sell This Version
PMR-023 Battlecat* South Central Funktion(CD) II Tight LLC PMR-023 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

D.J. Battlecat* DJ-N-Effect Techno Kut Records US 1988 Sell This Version
WW 1031-1 Ras Kass, DJ Battlecat, Torche (2), B.O.X., Ganja K Ras Kass, DJ Battlecat, Torche (2), B.O.X., Ganja K - Trick or Treat(12", Single, Ltd) Wild West Records WW 1031-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
Battlecat* On Top Of The World (Single) Maverick US 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Battlecat, Ras Kass, B-Real, Dirty Rat, Kam (2), Tash DJ Battlecat, Ras Kass, B-Real, Dirty Rat, Kam (2), Tash - Still More Bounce(12", Single) WolfPac Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
2006130 Crazy DJ (4) Featuring DJ Battlecat Crazy DJ (4) Featuring DJ Battlecat - B.I.G.(CD, Single, Enh, Car) CMM 2006130 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
ART 5676 Another Ruff One Featuring Battlecat* & Homicide Another Ruff One Featuring Battlecat* & Homicide - Another Ruff One(12", Maxi, TP) Not On Label ART 5676 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none DJ Battlecat / Snoop Dogg / MistaJam DJ Battlecat / Snoop Dogg / MistaJam - Throw Your Dubs Up!(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Battlecat* Battlecat(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Lifestyles Records none US Unknown Sell This Version

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