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Cathy Battistessa

Cathy Battistessa is fast becoming one of the most unique and sought after song-writers and recording artists in the U.K today, having worked with some of the most influential artists & producers across the genres of House, Deep House, Electro, Acoustic, Chill Out, Downtempo and Lounge.


Vocals that can lift you into heavenly submission!DJ Magazine


Following outstanding success over the last 15 years, Cathy Battistessa has been recognised internationally as ‘The Voice of Cafe del Mar’ although she is clearly much more than that. Writing and performing the legendary Dance / Chilled songs ‘More Than Ever People’, ‘Oh Home’, ‘Shine’, ‘Speck Of Gold’ and ‘Riva’ was just the start of what is currently a highly accomplished, heavy-weight writing career within the music industry.


Many of her classic chill-out and dance hits are featured on artist and compilation albums including Café del Mar, Ministry of Sound, Café Mambo, Hed Kandi and Buddha Lounge, Blue Bar amongst many others. In 2000 Cathy co-wrote A Little Bit Of Luck’ with DJ Luck & MC Neat, propelling her into the Pop Charts and securing her first Top 10 UK hit!


Cathy has performed, collaborated and composed with numerous innovative producers, writers and artists across the world including Valgier Siggurson (Bjork), Rob da Bank & Chris Coco (BBC Radio), Xpress2, Stephane Pompougnac (Hotel Costes), Fat Boy slim, Paco Fernandez, Slow Pulse (OMM Sounds Ibiza) and Blank & Jones. She has also bathed in continued success co-writing with Steve Miller (Afterlife) including “Speck Of Gold”, “Shine” and “Let it Go” from 2009′s “Electrosensitive” album. In the same year, Cathy also co-wrote “All About Love” with Knee Deep which held top position in the Dance Charts.


In 2010 the release, ‘Miracle Man’ with Blank & Jones – a deeply evocative soulful summer house sizzler – made huge waves in the clubs and charts across Europe and the Remix of the Octave One classic, “Black Water” with Grant Nelson Feat. Cathy Battistessa (Swing City) kicked off straight in at No.1 Traxsource Charts on promo alone and has ignited Cathy’s fanbase in USA and Canada giving her well deserved respect for not only her vocal recordings but her vocal arrangements and remix writing innovation.


In 2011 the release with Charles Webster “I Am The Sun” was yet another co-write that showcased Cathy’s artistic and deeply spiritual, lyrics & vocal.


Now in 2012 we have launched two new releases, written by Cathy alone, “Une Nouvelle Humanite” (Sony House Afrika) this release is a Deep Soulful House package, including the Peng Mix, The Rurals Mix and Da Capo’s Touch Mix and the emotive and ethereal production, “Calling” which is out NOW on the prestigious Porsche Limited Edition Compilation!

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