Battlestar Massive’s New Video – A Tribute to James Brown
You feelin’ good? Well you should because Battlestar Massive just released a new video honoring the late great James Brown. BPMSupreme reached out to Battlestar Massive’s DJ IFTW and asked about the inspiration and development of this dope and creative routine.
How was this routine developed?
The idea came about at last year’s Freestyle Sessions World Finals. Battlestar had the idea of doing a big routine. Since Freestyle Sessions World Finals is a BBoy event and BBoys love to rock to James Brown, the members decided to do a James Brown Tribute.
The Battlestar crew was originally supposed to do a big routine involving everyone. But since they have 9 members living between San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, they broke the routine in two different parts. Manwell and IFTW teamed up in LA; Cwitch, Virusss, Rayted R, and Tanner teamed up in SD. Turbulence and Phonics were a part of it as well, but they performed some pieces of their DMC winning routines.
Battlestar Massive got together with DJ Cee Brown who happens to be badass at shooting and editing videos. Then they got in touch with Kap (owner of Kapsoul) and had permission to shoot the video at his store.
On a sunny LA afternoon, the crew got together at Kapsoul in Downtown Los Angeles.
Check out their video and subscribe to their channel! We expect more great things to come from this crew.
More About the Crew
Battlestar Massive is a Turntablist/DJ crew based out of Southern California. They’re battle tested – having faced off with top DJs around the world. They are proven champions.
Here is a list of Battlestar’s championship titles:
DMC USA Teams 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
DMC Supremacy 2014
ITF USA Beat Juggling 2003
ITF USA Advancement 2004
ITF USA Scratching 2004
ITF USA Teams 2004
+ countless guitar store, record store, car show, and cigarette company battle championships