GOTTA is the alter-ego of one of the French’s most inspired DJ’s, Producer, Multi- instrumentalist, Philippe Arcostanzo. Originally from the South of France, He began to play the piano at six years old. Since then GOTTA earned degrees in classical and jazz. GOTTA’s music has no boundaries. He
has played, composed and produced music with some of the world’s most renowned artists in Hiphop, Soul, funk and House music… and has made a name for himself on the DJ scene.
GOTTA starts is own company 10 years ago, GOTTA RECORDS. The company has gained a name in the Music Industry, known for international artist developement, production, composition, sound design, fashion brand, live events.
In 2003, at a very young age, he released his first House music album in US, name « I’ve Got To Be Free » featuring the famous soulful singer Barbara Harris from NYC.
You can also find her, 2 years after in 2005, on the track My Wish, from GOTTA’s EP name « Come & get some » featuring also UK singer Gee Morris and german singer Christina Lux.
In 2004 , the track Gotta feat. Shiny « Never give up » was released on the french Label DJ center, and Water music in US. the song received a lot of attentions, and was featured on DVD Amnesia Ibiza, Fashion week TV, Ibiza world wide tour, welcome to miami.
In 2006 , He released two new songs under his own label and on the Italian dance label Net’s Works for the rest of the world « You dropped a bomb on me » and « Save me » featuring the singer Last spirit (The voice france).
Both tracks reached the Charts in Italy and got some great airplays and feedbacks.
Dj Mag : « New mixes of this massive, all stops out production a notch above where you’d expect it. It works brilliantly, giving the track the same sort of crowd pleasing sound that made Freemason’s ‚Love On My Mind‘ such big standout track already this year. Instant Crowd Pleaser! »
During the summer 2008, his Soulful House song « Higher » feat. Andrea Love ( Praise cat -Shine on me) featured on Ministry of Sound Label reached the charts in Europe , six weeks followings its release.
Dj Mag : We’ve sung the praises of Gotta Records and French producer Philippe Arcostanzo many times in the last 18 months and once again the two have excelled themselves on this spiritually-kissed, feel-good affair.
Oozing the retro goodness of early Basement Boys and BOP releases, this is quality all the way with Andrea Love (who previously stole our hearts on Praise Cats Shine On Me) in equally impressive vocal form. Incidentally an E-Smoove remix, aka the man behind that same Praise Cats single, is due soon too.
In 2014, his Chill House cover version of the hit « Get lucky » Daft punk » signed on P-Vine Records, made some big noise in Japan and reached the top of the famous Tokyo Hot charts and got also an huge support in France on famous TV M6, Radio ( Virgin radio ) and Press. GOTTA was invited to play in Tokyo.
Gotta is also the producer of the famous compilations « Jet Set Monte Carlo ».
He has been blessed to remix artists like Jamiroquai, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers… to name a few and has always been involved in Funk soul scene, producing tracks with Omar (soul UK singer), Frank McComb (US), Andy Allo (Prince protege), JT Taylor ( Kool & the gang Lead singer)…
In 2016 his song Story II ( just a child ), from his EP « Think aloud » featuring award winning Philippine’s singer Thor, was featured in a Danish/US blockbuster film « Klown forever » including an impressive cast members as Isla Fisher, Adam Levine, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau …
Besides his own releases, He continues to collaborate with artists worldwide to create a new sound always infused by some Groove and Funky beats to keep up the good vibes.
As DJ, GOTTA has performed throughout Continental Europe, UK, U.S., Japan, Middle East, Russia..
Some past events sample, included collaborations with Luxury fashion brands, and High-end events :
Cannes Film Festival | Grand Prix de Monaco | Fashion Week New York | Fashion Week Paris | Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Formula 1 | Miami WMC | Cannes Lions | W Doha | Chanel | Cartier | Moët & Chandon | Karl Lagerfeld | Rolex | Prada | Montblanc | Hugo Boss | PepsiCo | Riva Yachts | Ernst & Young | Philippe Plein | Apple | Fashion TV | Amnesia Ibiza | M6 TV | Deluxe TV …
Recently, GOTTA has spent a busy winter to work in studio on his new project for 2017. A collaboration with the talented singer, german based name Mike Fousé. The project is a mix of an Electronic Pop Dance sound with some funk live elements. Already a couple of tracks are done, and he can’t wait to share is first single name « Maybellene ».