Billy Gotti was born in White Plains, NY [the son of a restaurateur] and raised in both NYC and South Florida, from which stemmed his fascination with a world of entertainment infused with fashion, music, and dance. He travelled the globe in his youth and developed an appreciation for music above and beyond any set of defined parameters or boundaries. Channeling his upbringing Gotti’s experiences became and remain his inspiration as he’s been DJing for 11 years, taking it seriously from the first day rocking clubs before he was old enough to party at them. He’s focused on expanding his talent and range to cover genres from hip hop to rock and electronica with seamless precision and he is now in high demand as an accomplished Video DJ where he continues to push the envelope of what can be achieved in live video and audio mixing. Groomed in between the two epicenters of nightlife culture, New York and South Florida, Gotti now makes his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he operates his entertainment and event planning company after previous success stories in the Restaurant and Fashion Industries. Along the way Gotti’s proclivity for spinning has afforded him unique opportunities and earned him some amazing accolades, including winning the X102.3 DJ Idol 2008 Contest, from which he received a full scholarship to West Palm Beach’s CSB School for Broadcasting where he graduated in January of 2009.
While continuing to grow his talents Gotti has become an essential part of the South Florida club scene holding residencies at The W (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Exit 66 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), and Passion Nightclub (Seminole Hard Rock – Hollywood, FL) captivating audiences and developing a faithful following of fans. Additionally, Gotti has been tapped to perform alongside some of the Industry’s top talent including, DJ Jungleboy, DJ LS One, and DJ Irie, among others and has also enjoyed invites to coveted hot spots and even the legendary Webster Hall in NYC. “Not a lot of people get to wake up every day and be excited about their job,” he says. This appreciative attitude and work ethic instilled in him by his father, an Italian immigrant, has kept him steadily in demand while he continues to stake his claim and build upon his reputation in the Entertainment Industry. Gotti is sure to continue his successful run as a Premier DJ, as his heart is in his work and he truly enjoys what he does.