Focus Resident DJs
Josh Billings (left)
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.
Started his dj career as a mobile hip hop dj back in 1997 when he moved from Los Angeles to Orange County. Devoted 5 of his years to learning the essentials (beat matching, phrasing scratching/turntablism), playing local house parties and clubs. As time went by he felt the itch to be more of a performer than a "human jukebox." Having had a close connection with house music and techno since the early 90's...the transition from hip hop to house was a natural one for him.
From 1998-2003 Nonfiction played at several raves and local club nights, putting on his own events as well. It is here that he dove in head first and became immersed in the scene, playing tech/Chicago house and continued fine tuning his skills behind the decks.
In 2004 Nonfiction was added to to Focus roster and has been a resident ever since. Sharing the decks with such heavyweights as Derrick Carter, Doc Martin, Miguel Migs, Ian Pooley DJ Heather, Diz, Kaskade, Gene Farris and of course his very talented fellow residents (Wobs and Josh Billings). It is here that Nonfiction has truly grown as a dj and an artist.
Nonfiction has played all over Southern California, San Francisco, Mexico, Las Vegas and in 2007 he is expanding his wings and heading to Paris in October 2007!
"I'm really happy to do my part and to be involved in the house scene (especially in OC). We've been working really hard the past 4 years to make it happen and it keeps getting better, and better. I stay true to my friends and family, work hard and Focus on playing NEW music--it's important to keep pushing the boundaries, but at the same time keeping the vibe dance floor friendly"