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Battlestar Massive’s New Video – A Tribute to James Brown

News, Scratch Routines, Videos | Oct 07, 2015   

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. 

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, Cwitch, Virusss, Rayted R,Turbulence and Phonics 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.

Video Credits:

DJ Cee Brown: Video Producer
Manwell: Sound and Video Editing
Rayted R: Sound editing and mastering.
Tribute Routine Produced by the whole Battlestar Massive 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


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