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  1. We are doing the Focus Dance Competition this Tuesday. This night is all about showcasing the amazing dancers that call focus home. This is the ONLY House Music Dance Competition and you are what make it great. I'm going to make sure everybody gets a Focus T-Shirt just for signing up and giving it a shot. Plus we are working with some sponsors to try and have awesome prizes and at least $300 in cash to give away. We would love to have you sign up and be a part of it this year. We are going to put a lot of work into this one to make sure it's the best one yet. If you have any suggestions we would love to hear them. Also if you know any other dancers that would be down to dance please forward this email along to them. There are 3 categories for this: Breaking, Popping & Freestyle. Freestyle. Reply to this email ([email protected]) with your name (or alias you go by) and which category you'd like to sign up in. make sure you are at the club by 10:30 PM at the latest so we can make sure everybody is there and if there are any no shows we can give the spots to anybody who may have signed up @ the door. The names will be posted on www.focus-oc.com. It will be very similar to the last ones and it will be a battle format and it will be located @ Tapas. Don't forget the club is 18 & Over so young dancers are more than welcome to compete. Check out some of these pictures from the past Dance Competitions Video On Youtube of the last one Missy B's Photos of the Last one @ Tapas http://missyb.smugmug.com/gallery/1684777 Pub District's Photos of the Last one @ Tapas http://www.pubdistrict.com/gallery.php?v=1&d=589 Focus Tuesdays Is Located @ Tapas 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (Google Maps) (Yahoo Maps) (MapQuest) 18 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over To Drink at the Fully Stocked Bar Doors Open @ 9:30 & Casual Attire (T-Shirt & Jeans) are Acceptable More info on Focus @ www.focus-oc.com See you on the Dance Floor -Josh Billings P.S. If you know any other dope dancer feel free to FWD This along to them.
  2. http://focus-oc.com/community/ Head on over to that link to get it! It's like super secret. It's in a category called "Live At Focus - EXCLUSIVE SETS" so if you can't see that you aren't registered / logged in. It takes 30 seconds to register and then you can download the mix. EXCLUSIVE To The LiveAtFocus.com Message Board Members Dj Mes - Live At Focus (6-19-07) This is an AMAZING Recording and we are mega excited to let the message board members get first listen! We will have Wobs & Nonfiction's set up shortly Enjoy! -Josh Billings
  3. http://focus-oc.com/community/ Head on over to that link to get it! It's like super secret. It's in a category called "Live At Focus - EXCLUSIVE SETS" so if you can't see that you aren't registered / logged in. It takes 30 seconds to register and then you can download the mix. EXCLUSIVE To The LiveAtFocus.com Message Board Members Dj Mes - Live At Focus (6-19-07) This is an AMAZING Recording and we are mega excited to let the message board members get first listen! We will have Wobs & Nonfiction's set up shortly Enjoy! -Josh Billings
  4. http://focus-oc.com/community/ Head on over to that link to get it! It's like super secret. It's in a category called "Live At Focus - EXCLUSIVE SETS" so if you can't see that you aren't registered / logged in. It takes 30 seconds to register and then you can download the mix. EXCLUSIVE To The LiveAtFocus.com Message Board Members Dj Mes - Live At Focus (6-19-07) This is an AMAZING Recording and we are mega excited to let the message board members get first listen! We will have Wobs & Nonfiction's set up shortly Enjoy! -Josh Billings
  5. Tuesday June 12th Special Event Presale Tickets Suggested Focus' 4 Year Anniversary with the Legendary... Doc Martin with Live PA by Lilia (Sublevel, Fabric, Classic - LA) Along with the Focus Residents: Wobs, Nonfiction & Josh Billings Five Dollars Before 10:30 with Email Printout RSVP Four Years of Focus Tuesdays...wow what a great time we've had. We are excited for this party and are bringing in the man himself, Doc Martin. We suggest Presale Tickets for this event or early arrival with the RSVP or Printout. Presales will guarantee your spot inside the club. We are going to open up the entire club for this + bring in extra sound so you better believe it's going to be a memorable party. Doc Martin needs no introduction, but in case you've been living in a cave for the past 10 years we'll give you a brief run down on why Doc Martin is a Living Legend in House Music. Doc Martin Began his Career in 1986 and is known for his marathon sets at his Sublevel Parties in LA. Doc Martin DJs all over the world on a regular basis and manages to still run a hugely successful record label, Sublevel Records. Doc Martin is one of the most Sought after DJs in the world and has Discography (discogs) that is like a shopping list for new DJs everywhere. What sets Doc Martin apart from his peers is his ability to spin everything from deep house, acid, funk, tribal, and classics in a set, while having it all make sense. Opening up for Doc Martin are the DJs who make this night happen, the Focus Residents. Wobs, Nonfiction & Josh Billings are all going to play this Tuesday and they will all be switching off casually until midnight. These guys have so much love for this club and House Music that this is the one night you'll have to be there to feel the vibe in the room. We are so excited for this night & we are just happy to be able to share the experience with all of you. Seeing world class DJs like Doc Martin in a Club like Focus is an amazing experience to say the least. The EAW Sound System and Doc Martin in control = a night you don't want to miss. RSVP or Grab your Presale Tickets now because if you miss this you'll be kicking yourself on Wednesday. Focus has been around for 4 Years and that's not something easily accomplished for any type of Night Club. Check out LiveAtFocus.com for mixes new mixes from Big Cee, Slick Dada, Frank Lara, Josh Billings, Loczi, Jus Ben, Hawt, Bryan Jones, Thomas White, Derrick Carter & More! Focus Is Located at Tapas - 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 - Right by John Wayne Airport 18 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over For the Fully Stocked Bar Drink Specials Before 10:30 Include - $2.50 All Beers, $3 Kamikazes & $5 Leblon Mojitos or Caipirinhas Presale Tickets Available Online at Groovetickets.com Doors Open at 9:30 Pm More info - Focus-Oc.com | Mixes Recorded Live At Focus - LiveAtFocus.com
  6. This Tuesday May 22nd Josh Billings (Resident Showcase) Along With Loczi & Jus Ben Free Before 10:30 With Email Printout or RSVP to [email protected] Check out LiveAtFocus.com for mixes new mixes from Bryan Jones, Thomas White, Derrick Carter & More! This Tuesday we have a great night planned out. We are bringing back the Free BBQ to the patio and it's free before 10:30 (with the email printout of course) and only Ten Bucks after! It will be a great way to kick off the summer break, as a lot of you were just finishing up finals last week. Focus Founder and Resident DJ Josh Billings will be having his resident showcase this Tuesday at focus. If you'd like to listen to some of Josh Billings' latest mixes check em all out on LiveAtFocus.com. All of the focus DJs have a specific sound that they are known for and Josh Billings is know exception. Josh Billings and the other Focus Residents generally open for DJs which is all about setting up the headliner proper. This Tuesday Josh Billings will be bringing the heat as he headlines his very own night. Opening up for Josh Billings will be Orange County native, Loczi. The first time we had Loczi at the club was on a "Hometown Heroes" night and the response we got from the crowd was overwhelmingly positive we just had to bring him back. The same goes for one of the regulars we like to bring into focus every few months, Jus Ben. Jus Ben is well known in LA as one of the staple house DJs in the scene and if you want to get a taste of his style listen or download Jus Ben's mix off LiveAtFocus.com Even more good news! I <3 House Music T-Shirts will only be $5 this Tuesday!. We have a lot of new colors and sizes and we even have hoodies again. This Tuesday has so much fun packed into it you seriously can't miss it! Focus Tuesdays Is Located @ Tapas 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 18 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over To Drink at the Fully Stocked Bar Doors Open @ 9:30 & Casual Attire (T-Shirt & Jeans) are Acceptable Presale Tickets Available @ Groovetickets.com For More Info... www.focus-oc.com www.liveatfocus.com
  7. thanks for the positive words. I'm really really excited for this one -Josh Billings
  8. It's hard to put all of Derrick Carter's accomplishments into words & being such a legend not much needs to be said. The creator of the "Boompty" Tech House sound and co-founder of Classic records, Derrick Carter is one of the biggest names in house music. Born & raised in the western suburbs of Chicago he brings that energy that Chicago house DJs are known for. If you ask any DJ with that "Chicago" sound, who inspires them, not one would leave Derrick Carter off their list. Although he doesn't spin in Chicago too much any more, wherever Derrick Carter DJs, big crowds follow. Derrick Carter never plays in intimate venues like focus and we are excited to be able to make it happen. He headlined the house bill for the most recent How Sweet It Is and it sold out 2 days before the event (6,000 Tickets). We will be opening up the entire club & bringing in extra security & bar tenders. There will be no tables on the dance floor so there will be plenty of room to move around. We are pulling out all the stops for a living legend of house music. The best part is that a legendary night like Tuesday April 24th will only be $20. When DJs like Derrick Carter play intimate spots (which rarely happen) tickets are usually $50-$100). We recommend presale tickets for this event because you will get priority entrance and you will for sure get in (and before anybody else). For Presale Tickets go to www.focus-oc.com Location: Tapas 4253 Martingale Way Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949)756-8194 Doors Open @ 9:30 18 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over for the Fully Stocked Bar Free Parking Friendly Security & Staff www.focus-oc.com www.liveatfocus.com
  9. A Very Special Event Brought to you by Focus... This Thursday March 29th Fred Everything & Lisa Shaw (Om Records, 2020, Montreal) (Om Records, Salted, New York) Along With Josh Billings Ten dollars Before 10:30 w/ This Email Printout Or Paperless RSVP $15 After w/ This Email Printout Or Paperless RSVP To RSVP Email - [email protected] We strongly recommend Presales for this event. They will GUARANTEE you entrance into the club and they are only ten bucks. We are going to be opening up the entire club for this event so nobody will be left outside. We will also be bringing in extra security & bartenders to make sure everything goes smoothly once you're inside the club. We are very excited to bring you such a special event and at such a good deal. Normally a night like this would be twenty bucks, but we are taking care of you guys since you are our loyal email list subscribers. Fred Everything hails from Montreal Canada and is best known for his releases on Om Records & 2020. He tours the globe as an international touring DJ all while making time to produce some huge tracks like: "Soulmates", "Friday" & "Forever". His massively popular mix CD "House Of Om - Fred Everything" & His Original Artist CD "Light of Day" off 2020 Vision Records which was pronounced "Best Album Of The Year" by iDJ Magazine. You may recognize Lisa Shaw's voice from the numerous hit tracks she has been behind such as: "Always ", "Let It Ride" "Born to Fly", "Cherry" Miguel Migs' "Feel" & "Do It For You". The newest release coming out on Salted Records is the amazing Miguel Migs original "Those Things". Lisa Shaw has received rave reviews and features in the New York Times, CMJ, Muzik, URB, The Canadian National Post, Billboard & Many Others. She has performed live on the David Letterman Show as a backing vocalist for Jewel. Lisa Shaw truly has a golden voice and to experience it live takes it to a whole other level. There is no question this Tuesday will be a memorable one for those who attend. We have focus resident & founder Josh Billings opening up the night and if you'd like to hear more of Josh's stuff feel free to check out our website LiveAtFocus.com where we record the nights at focus and feature them on the website. Once again Presale Ticket Holders receive priority entrance and are Guaranteed Entrance into the club. The amount of excitement we have for the event is through the roof! The chance to see artists of this stature in a intimate venue like focus is very rare, so don't miss it! See You Thursday! Price - Ten dollars before 10:30 / $15 After (with this email printout) or Paperless RSVP ([email protected]) $20 w/ No Email or RSVP Where - Tapas 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (Right By John Wayne Airport) Ages - 18+ To Get In / 21+ To Drink @ The Fully Stocked Bar Drink Specials (Before 10:30) Doors Open - 9:30 PM Parking - No Charge Ever More Info - Focus-Oc.com Presale Tickets Available for all upcoming dates @ GrooveTickets.com For More info Check out www.focus-oc.com
  10. Tuesday February 20th - Special Event Presales Suggested Colette (Om Records, TCA) Along With Wobs & Nic Alvarado Five Dollars Before 10:30 w/ Email Invite Printout sign up now @ focus-oc.com to get the invite Last Tuesday with David Garcia, Josh Billings & Derek Dunbar is up on LiveAtFocus.com. If you subscribe to our podcast it should automatically download for you. Colette is back at Focus! We absolutely love Colette at focus. She has been one of the staple artists that has been there since the very beginning. Focus has grown as a club and Colette has grown Massively as an artist with her latest releases on Om Records: Hypnotized (Artist CD) & House of OM (Double Mix CD with Dj Heather). Now if you haven't heard Colette live before you're missing out on an amazing experience. Not only is she a great DJ she sings LIVE over her mixes. She is an amazingly talented vocalist which you can hear on Om Records' Website. Om Records will also have a merch table so you can grab some of Colette's CDs the night of. Opening up for Colette will be Focus' own Wobs & Taking care of the first hour and a half of the night will be Nic Alvarado's first time at Focus. Now this will be a fairly busy night for us, so the earlier you show up the less time you will spend in line. Grab presale tickets to ensure entry + you can show up whenever you want. This Tuesday is only $5 before 10:30 & $15 after. This is an amazing deal considering how busy it will be. Early arrival is definitely suggested for this one. Presales will guarantee you entrance into the club. A Quick thanks to all of you who embrace focus. We love doing it and without you guys supporting it every week and showing love on the dance floor we wouldn't still be around today (almost 4 years now). Focus Tuesdays Is Located @ Tapas 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 18 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over To Drink at the Fully Stocked Bar Doors Open @ 9:30 & Casual Attire (T-Shirt & Jeans) are Acceptable Presale Tickets Available -Josh Billings [email protected] Upcoming Events... Tuesday February 27th JT Donaldson (Om, Gallery, Swank San Francisco) Along With Nonfiction & Josh Billings Tuesday March 6th Justin Martin (Buzzin Fly, Dirty Bird, San Francisco) Along With Wobs & Mike Magaña (The Good Life, Werkit L.A.) Tuesday March 13th Justin Long (No Assembly Firm Chicago) Along With Wobs & Nonfiction (Back to Back Tag Team Set) Tuesday March 20th (WMC) Wobs Music Conference - Free w/ Email Invite (Lets Focus on the Residents) Along With Jus Ben & Derek Dunbar Tuesday March 27th - Spring Break Mastiksoul (4Kenzo Records, Libson/London) Along With Nonfiction & Matt Bagshaw *Thursday* March 29th A Focus special event with... Fred Everything & Lisa Shaw @ TAPAS (Om Records, 2020, Montreal) (Om Records, Salted, New York) Along With Josh Billings This is a one time party on a Thursday This will without a doubt be a sold out event Presale Tickets Available To Email List Subscribers www.focus-oc.com www.liveatfocus.com
  11. Wow you can't buy a positive review like that I'll have your $50 tuesday ;-) -Josh Billings
  12. This Tuesday January 23rdDiz(Classic, Freaks, Om, Chicago)Along With Nonfiction & WobsFive DollarsBefore 10:30 w/ Email Invite Printoutsign up now @ focus-oc.com to get the inviteThis Tuesday we're bringing a little bit of the windy city over to Orange County. Chicago's very own Diz will be in the house. We are bringing Diz out for this very exclusive performance at focus and it will definitely be a busy night so early arrival is recommended.Diz is a remarkable DJ & Producer & definitely has a solid reputation on the west coast. You may know diz as 1/2 of the duo "Iz & Diz" or from his multiple releases on Classic Records & Om records. He is a So Cal Favorite and one DJ we get requests for more than any other at focus. We are pleased to bring back Diz to focus this Tuesday and are going to be ready for another slamming night.Opening up the night are two of the most solid DJs that consistently bring fresh sounds to the dance with beats you can't help but move to. We're talking about none other than Nonfiction (doing 11-12pm) & Wobs (doing 9:30-11pm). There is a reason these two bare the focus name with them wherever they go. They are very talented DJs and we are blessed to have them be a part of our team.We are going to be recording this night live for our new podcast section of the website. Make sure you give your energy out that night and the Djs will feed off of it to make one incredible vibe. It will also add to that "live" feeling of the mix and we will capture it and upload it for you to listen to.Vote for who you'd like to see at focus next www.focus-oc.com/poll.phpFocus Tuesdays Is Located @ Tapas4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 9266018 & Over Welcome / 21 & Over To Drink at the Fully Stocked BarDoors Open @ 9:30 & Casual Attire (T-Shirt & Jeans) are AcceptablePresale Tickets Available @ wanttickets.commore info - www.focus-oc.com
  13. VOTE on the DJ you want to see @ Focus Most You can have your say in who we bring into focus. We have listed a bunch of DJs we are thinking about bringing in to focus. I think you can vote more than once so feel free. Copy and paste this to vote focus-oc.com/poll.php You don't need to sign up for anything just vote for the DJ you would like to see and pretty much whoever gets the most votes is the artist we will be booking We really would appreciate your help reposting this if you live in the southern california area and have a bunch of house heads on your friends list that way we can get everybody's opinion. -Josh Billings P.S. Don't forget pete heller this tuesday @ focus focus-oc.com
  14. Ian Pooley @ focus Tuesday (Tuesday November 14th) (NRK, Pooled Music, Germany) Along With Josh Billings & D-Fresh five dollars Before 10:30 (with email list printout) Get on the list www.mindboxmedia.com/focus Get ready for this one guys. Talk about special event. We are going all out on this one. We have the legendary Ian Pooley coming in this Tuesday direct from Germany to play for us. This is the only place you can see Ian Pooley (He's not playing anywhere else in the area). We are getting everybody that's on the email list in for $5 before 10:30 & only $15 after. Make sure you're on our email list to get the invite www.mindboxmedia.com/focus. If you can remember the last time Ian Pooley played for us there was a line around the building. We have more people in attendance now, so we will make sure we have enough room for everybody as well as enough security & bartenders to make the night run smoothly. We will make sure everybody gets in as quickly as possible and nobody is stuck outside. We are very excited to have Ian Pooley, a living legend, playing this Tuesday at Focus. A lot of the house music DJs & Producers of today will tell you Ian Pooley was an inspiration to them. His Mix CDs have been a staple in people's CD players. He has put out tracks on the label NRK, V2 & most recently his own label "Pooled Music". Some of the tracks you may recognize are (links are mp3 samples): Balmes (A Better Life), The Fly Shuffle, Higgeldy Piggeldy, Celtic Cross & Samo Iluzija just to name a few. Not only does Ian Pooley produce amazing tracks, he is also one of the best DJs in the industry. Seeing this man perform live will without a doubt get you moving. He tours all over the world to have him play at our intimate venue is an honor. Opening up for Ian Pooley will be Focus' own resident Dj Josh Billings. Josh opened up for Kaskade on Halloween night at focus and we had over 700 people dancing to Josh Billings' beats. Opening up from 9:30-11 is D-Fresh. D-Fresh is a great guy and awesome DJ and really knows how to warm it up proper. Hopefully you can get there early and get in for only five bucks, grab a couple $2.50 beers & dance to D-Fresh's beats because we really think he's somebody worth hearing. There are $10 Presale tickets available on wanttickets.com (Just search for Pooley) Where - Tapas 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (Right By John Wayne Airport) (Mapquest Directions) Ages - 18+ To Get In / 21+ To Drink @ The Fully Stocked Bar Drink Specials (Before 10:30) - $2.50 All Beers, $5 Effen Vodka Drinks (Energy Drink Add $1.50), $3 Sauza Gold Shots Doors Open - 9:30 PM Parking - No Charge More info @ www.mindboxmedia.com/focus
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