“A champion of undiscovered new sounds and forgotten house grooves with a natural flair and passion in the mix.”
Style expertise: House music
Open-format sets available: Yes
Highlight: Jetting to Poland to perform alongside Sandy Rivera to an audience of thousands.
Over the last decade Billy has played at hundreds of glamorous venues, underground clubs, fashion shows, beach bars, boat parties, warehouses and stadiums. He seduces dance floors with an outstanding record collection and finely tuned technique, selecting an appropriate vibe to fit a particular crowd and setting. He embraces the full range of house music, from deep to funky, from disco to tech, with a seamless and smooth mixing style.
Inspired by the first of many trips to Ibiza Billy Gonzalez’s DJ performances began in London’s Shoreditch scene, where he played for events held in 1920, Fluid and Ember. His club debut came in 2003 when asked to play a warm-up set in The Quad for BBC Radio 1’s Judge Jules, the success of which led to a 2 hour set in the main room of London’s historic Turnmills alongside Marco V. In 2004, he hosted a weekly show on Pulse FM, winning both the ‘Best DJ’ and ‘Best Club DJ’ awards. He formed the club-night Tongue In Cheek and further bookings came to play at Turnmills, The End, Heaven, Ministry of Sound, SEOne, Egg, Key and the famed Cross in King’s Cross.
He flew to Ibiza in the Summer of 2006 as part of the WiLDCHiLD tour, playing the Kanya opening party, El Divino, Savannah and the Pukka Up boat parties. Billy recently played at Pacha and Fabric events with Annie Mac, Groove Armada, Simian Mobile Disco and Dizzee Rascal. Another highlight was a weekend performing back to back with Sandy Rivera in Poland to an audience of thousands.
His repeat collaborators include Unit7 (formerly Union DJs) and brothers Shane Watcha & Clint Lee of Zombie Soundsystem and Zoo Project. Now signed to the Storm DJs agency, he has joined Glu Sound and Heckner at the Emirates Stadium, the Earls Court exhibition centre, Soho House and the penthouse suite of the Mayfair Hotel, to name a few.
On the production-front, his first release was in 2008 for Red Recordings and more recently he remixed for Berlin based label Get Physical. His fashion-inspired Spring Summer Collection mix charted in the Beatport top 20 and has reached over 100,000 listens on YouTube.
Can Billy Gonzalez perform any types of music?
YES, Billy is an open-format DJ (aside from having his own specialism) meaning he can play at any event.
An interview with Billy:
Billy’s latest DJ mixes
Billy as Flash Bourbon (EDM):
Press pack available on request.