"This, the first Romeda Records compilation serves as a restore point and celebration of the label's first year. There are previously unreleased & exclusive tracks from all the current Romeda Artists as well as a track from each of the first five label releases. This collection brings together Canada's apostrophic, Kanal Drei from Germany, UK based Morpion, Glitchfield Plaines, Owlbinos of Northfield, Ambrose Chappel & Hawk of the Low Hills."
For over a decade, FOCUS has been THE weekly tuesday night event for house music in Orange County, California for over a decade. It was created by Josh Billings and you can listen to the live set played each night here:
Focus goes down Tuesday nights @ Tapas in Newport Beach ( 4253
Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 ) | (18 & Over welcome) |
"Focus is described by our crowd as a place with an unrivaled
sound system, a deep underground vibe, and an intimate setting between
the DJ & the dance floor.
We're all about the music, and the people that attend our weekly events.
For Booking/General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org"
"Josh Billings is important to house music on so many different levels. Since 2000 he has been actively involved in the West Coast House Music scene. He is the creator & founder of the long running weekly, Focus (2003) in Newport Beach California. His skills are highly respected by his peers and his growing fan base continues to show how this dj / producer / promoter's star continues to be on the rise. Whether it's drawing from his deep house roots or picking things up with a little more funk his sets are always unique and never planned. He's shared the decks with a "who's who" amongst house music aficionados. From Kaskade, Fedde Le Grand, Mark Farina, James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Miguel Migs, and the list goes on. More recently Josh has been focusing on his productions and remixes and there are plenty of releases in the pipeline to look forward to. Josh Billings' name is synonymous with quality house music. Promoter, DJ, and producer- he is a man of many hats and continues to solidify himself as a name to keep an eye on. Being drug and alcohol free for his entire life, Josh is a rare breed. When he says, "It's all about the music" it really is."
"Moving Forward, the latest album from Los Angeles DJ / producer Mojo
Rising, also pleasantly looks to the recent past just a bit … harking
back to the heyday of downtempo music as heard on fabled imprints like
Mo’Wax, Pork, and Cup Of Tea. The Cold Busted label, today’s premier
ambassador of smoked-out funky grooves, has given Mojo Rising the
platform to release this outstanding set of fourteen tracks, each
presenting a vibe at times spacey, sometimes hazy, and always downright
funky. Moving Forward is an album of highlights, such as the lush and
emotive breakbeat-fueled title track, the heavy boom-bap swing of “Jazzy
Vapors”, and the digital future funk of “MindFAQ”. If, at first, the
cuts seem a throwback to downtempo’s prime, Mojo Rising indeed updates
the genre, Moving Forward towards a funky rhythm resurgence."