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Omega Squad Remixed Volume 1 (Wes Smith Califournya Remixes)

Omega Squad Remixed Volume 1 features remixes on two original Omega Squad productions. Included are the Califournya remixes of “Hey California” and “All Day All Night”.

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It’s the Official Juice Day Out, March 26th (San Diego) w/ Wes Smith, Cole Vassallo, Joe Pea, Omega Squad and Evlo

From the internationally recognized Juice Recordings, Juice Day Out brings together some of San Diego’s best national, regional & local underground club DJs for a day of rooftop fun including bass music vibes, hi-fidelity sound, daytime atmosphere, outdoor rooftop, crafty bar service, coastal cuisine, creative displays from local/regional artists and a wicked spot to watch the sun go down.

We get rolling right about when you crawl out of bed from Saturday night and need that bloody mary. 1PM to Sunset.

Beach culture attire and anything creatively aquatic is encouraged;)

This is a pre-sale only event : [Register Here]

Table Top Racing World Tour Released on Xbox One Today

Yo Squad….it’s my birthday…and as many of you know, the Table Top Racing World Tour Video Game has been a huge project for 2016/2017.  For a limited time, as in TODAY, you can get the full soundtrack mix and singles totally FREE😉 Go here [Link] and use the coupon code [YODAY].  Yes that’s right, the mix my by myself and DJ ShOOey plus all 39 tracks of funk filled bass heavy goodness from yours truly and a gaggle of pals including Dub Pistols, DJ Fixx, Dubaxface, Mutantbreaks and many more.


Now, today is a special day for gamers too as my friends at Playrise Digital are releasing it today on Xbox.  The Xbox One release follows the game’s launch on PlayStation 4 and PC in May 2016.

The Xbox One version includes all content released to date. The fanbase was split on previous platforms because you could only host and play multiplayer games with others who had the same DLC packs. There’s also voice-com support in multiplayer races and lobbies.

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There are two major differences that make Table Top Racing: World Tour on Xbox One stand apart from its previous incarnations:

1. Playrise have rolled all the content released to date into one awesome value bundle. On previous platforms, players could only host and play multi-player games with other users that had the same DLC packs. Multiplayer ‘fragmentation’ will not be an issue for Xbox One gamers.

2. Playrise have added voice-com support in multiplayer races and lobbies – how better to celebrate a crushing victory than to taunt a rival with a good bit of banter?!

Table Top Racing: World Tour has already been downloaded over 4.5 million times across both Steam for Windows PC and PlayStation® Network for PlayStation®4 since its launch in 2016. Table Top Racing: World Tour has proudly earned itself an average of 4.23 out of 5 stars from over 25,000 ratings on the PlayStation® Network.

In addition to the extensive single player mode, players can jump online and challenge up to 8 friends with the vindictive-yet-addictive multi-player combat mode. Find out who is the ultimate Table Top Racer!

Pint-Sized, Powered-Up Racing has never looked so good or been this much fun!

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Table Top Racing World Tour (TTR World Tour) Game and Soundtrack

Hello friends, super stoked to announce the release of Tabletop Racing World Tour from Playrise Digital.  The super fun combat racing game is now available on Sony Playstation PS4.  The game is FREE on the Playstation Store  during the month of May and will be released on other platforms in the future.

I worked on this with the Playrise team and some other pals over the course of the last 12 months and it’s the most exciting project I’ve been part of in music.  It’s a dream come true to have my music featured in a video game and reach so many people.  In additon to my music, there are a bunch of collabs on here which I’ll write more about soon.  Enjoy the Ride;)


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The Official Soundtrack features artwork by Sumo Fish and music by Wes Smith & a gaggle of friends including Deibeat, Dirty Kicks, DubAxFace, Dub Pistols, DJ Fixx, G$Montana, Low End Hustler, Mutantbreakz, Omega Squad, Short Stack, The Bomb Squad, White Boy Awesome.  Also FREE on Soundcloud for a limited time.  Official game info below along with complete track listing of free and forthcoming jams.  More highlights coming soon;)


MASSIVE FUN ON A MICRO SCALE!

COMBAT RACING HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD OR BEEN SO MUCH FUN.

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Table Top Racing: World Tour is the brand new, high octane, combat racer.

Get behind the wheel of 12 ultra-cool, fully tuneable miniaturised racing cars and take on 20 race tracks and some devious opponents through a comprehensive ‘Championship Mode’ and a multitude of ‘Special Events’. Get online for an 8 player battle and become the ultimate Table Top racer! Crush your enemies using cunning ‘Power-ups’ and unique ‘Wheel Weapons’ and blast your way to victory! Micro-car, combat racing has never looked so good or been so much fun.

★★★ KEY FEATURES ★★★

8 Player PvP multiplayer combat racing

6 Unique gameplay modes spread throughout the Championships

90+ Unique race events to challenge your skills

20 Table Top race tracks set around 5 themed locations (4 routes per location)

Exclusive YO!Sushi Raceway track

12 Super-cool micro cars – Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic cars

8 Cunning, strategic, “Power-Up Weapons”

6 Super-powerful “Weapon Wheels”

20+ Track exclusive soundtrack by Breakbeat producer Wes Smith of Juice Recordings, San Diego.


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SN Title Artist Remixer Label
1 Bash Me Wes Smith Juice Recordings
2 Bring Back That Funk Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome Juice Recordings
3 Do Ya Wanna Get Funky (Low End Hustler Remix) Wes Smith Low End Hustler Juice Recordings
4 Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me Wes Smith Juice Recordings
5 Everybody Git Down Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome Juice Recordings
6 Feel The Break (Wes Smith’s Booty Juice Remix) Mutantbreakz Wes Smith IBWT Music
7 Fresh (Wes Smith’s Superfresh Reglitch) Omega Squad Juice Recordings
8 G Spot G$Montana Gigabeat
9 Hands Up Wes Smith Juice Recordings
10 Hip Hop We Don’t Stop Wes Smith Juice Recordings
11 Hot Beats Wes Smith Juice Recordings
12 Killa Sound (Wes Smith Remix) Dub Pistols Sunday Best Recordings
13 Make It Clap Wes Smith, Short Stack Juice Recordings
14 Make It Clap (Low End Hustler Remix) Wes Smith, Short Stack Juice Recordings
15 Mister Funky Wes Smith Juice Recordings
16 Modern Girls (Wes Smith’s Dirty Juice Remix) The Bomb Squad Wes Smith Fantomas
17 Ohhhh Yeahhh Feat. Shana Rockit (DJ Fixx Remix) Wes Smith, The Juice Squad Juice Recordings
18 Pig Bang (Wes Smith’s Calibumpya Remix) DubAxFace Juice Recordings
19 Put Ya Hips In It (DJ Fixx Remix) Wes Smith, Low End Hustler DJ Fixx Juice Recordings
20 Rhythm Is Love (Wes Smith’s Calipunkya Remix) Deibeat Wes Smith The Pooty Club
21 Shake That Dirty Kicks Juice Recordings
22 She Goes Like Short Stack Juice Recordings
23 She Goes Like (Wes Smith’s Califunkya Remix) Short Stack Wes Smith Juice Recordings
24 That Funky Disco Wes Smith Juice Recordings
25 The Tribe Wes Smith Punks Music
26 This Party’s Out Of Control Dirty Kicks Juice Recordings
27 This Party’s Out Of Control (DJ Fixx Remix) Wes Smith, Dirty Kicks DJ Fixx Juice Recordings
28 Too Much Wes Smith, White Boy Awesome Juice Recordings

Industry Social 12 at the Congress Hotel – w/Lady Waks, Deekline, Wes Smith & More!

Yo yo yo…my exclusive, as in one and only performance at the Miami Music Week 2016!  The Promoters for my other gigs were kind enough to rearrange things so I could split to India for a mini tour courtesy of the homies @ Red Bull.   Bet I will be looking forward to some homeland cuban food and big beats.  See you all soon!

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Coast 2 Coast Presents is proud to present Industry Social 12 on Wednesday March 23th. Join us on the rooftop of the beautiful Congress Hotel South Beach with *exclusive* WMC 2016 performances by Lady Waks *and* Wes Smith. Perennial favorite Deekline will also be headlining along with support from local heros and beyond!

Enjoy a full day on *two* rootop stages, amazing views, unstoppable beats, a killer lineup, and an indoor C-lounge featuring NSB RADIO & NSB Artists!

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:: DJ Lineup ::

Lady Waks (exclusive), DeeklineWes Smith (exclusive), Prophecy (exclusive) (Live P.A.), WavewhoreDJ ICONOmega SquadG$MontanaBEBE (Bebe Breaks), Kid Chaos & Vice Royale, DJ Caution, GheppettoEARTIGHTDJ ShOOeyJen ZDiendaMedley, 2Sweet, Jimmy P, Refill, Jix, DJ 818, Adia BreakAgent 137 with MC DisidenteTrey SteinGroundbreakaz (1SHOT & Childsplay), DJ LoomerDamien DomingoDURTYSOXXXCliff The HeadDJ David K, Jen Holmes

The Congress Hotel, 1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL

Presale tickets: www.wantickets.com/industrysocial12

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The Wes Smith Variety ShYo Episode #4 w/Special Guests Brian Millar & Skandar Rassas

The Variety ShYo is based in San Diego, CA.  I talk with real people I’ve met through the music business, about real things, in real time, with no edits. Episode #4 includes special guests Skandar Rassas and Brian Millar of Omega Squad in San Diego.

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Check it and as always…Stay Classy Yo!

Related links : [Omega Squad: Facebook] [Omega Squad : Beatport] [Omega Squad: Soundcloud]

 

Wobble and Juice present Feb 5th: Baby Anne w/ Wes Smith, Omega Squad and Genevieve

Baby on the decks! It’s time to get down to another Wobble/Juice event on Friday Feb 5th in San Diego.

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Renowned DJ, Baby Anne has been in the dance scene for over a decade, captivating the soul of pulsing bass and breaks . A multifaceted veteran entertainer, Baby Anne is motivated by her passion to create, and by her love for music.

Inspired by the people on the dance floor, BA loves to play heavy hitting tunes that make everyone get up and move. Original compositions, along with exclusive remixes and edits are included in her arsenal. “I love to see people dancing and having a great time while I’m playing.” Baby’s locked in synergy with her crowd is unparalleled.

2016 reveals Baby Anne’s latest release and final installment of her highly acclaimed mix albums. Entitled “Full Circle”, the mix will include Baby’s signature style of bass- heavy, body- rocking hits. The mix is out on DJ Icey’s indy label Zone records.

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Related links: [Facebook: Event] [Facebook: Baby Anne] [Website: Baby Anne] [Twitter : Baby Anne] [Wes Smith] [Omega Squad] [Genevieve]

My 2015 Annual Top 10 List of Big Bass & Breaks Things w/The Crystal Method & YOU

What an amazing year.  The best thing I can say about 2015 is thank YOU for making my life awesome.  And now I have a story to tell.

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It’s late 2014, I’m back stage with The Crystal Method.  They’ve just blown up Avalon Nightclub to a massive Los Angeles crowd including Storm Troopers to celebrate the occasion.  I had met them earlier in the year and become a bit of a study.  I was lucky enough to open for them that night.

The day before this I had driven back from Burning Man.  Earlier that day I made the trip from San Diego with my good pals Brian Millar of Omega Squad and Adia Break.  6 hours later I had played one of my best sets ever and witnessed first hand how legends rock a party and drop mind altering bass.  Then I found myself back stage about to sink a shot of tequila with Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and friends.   Gulp.

People who drink Tequila generally have lots of advice, sometimes even good advice.  I got some great advice from The Crystal Method that night.

This inspired me to get busy planning 2015.  My notes said things like “release album”, “go on tour”, “stay focused”, “get paid”, “meet fans”, “support others”, “collaborate”, “be humble”, “mutual respect”, “create first, talk later” and so on…

So the year began and flew by…on top of a mind blowing album tour [mad props to all the promoters and believers listed here] and releases on so many great labels like Diablo Loco, Tech D, Pooty Club and more….check out the top ten things I can remember that made the bass drop for me!  Thanks to all of YOU, mentioned or not, for making this all possible.  If I missed anyone, kick me in this shins on the 2016 tour;)

Ten…Beatport Positions.  Calendar year #2 breaks artist [link] and label [link], multiple #1’s in multiple genres, multiple top slots on the global chart, top releases on the top 5 breaks labels and 8 tracks in the annual top 100 [link].  It’s all sales, and all fans that make that happen.  Big ups to everyone that supports music and the people that make it.  It takes money to make quality, original music and without your support there will be no music and that would be bad:)

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Nine…Juice Recordings Team.  My man Pauly Fixx laid down some of the best remixes of his career and continues to support and inspire me along with other label mates including Omega Squad, DubAxFace, B-Phreak, Breaking News, F-Word and more.  Kelly Ross was the boss on more interviews, articles and road trips than I can count.  Jen Holmes took the release management and promo next level.  EmDubz, Sumo Fish and Juan Carlos on the marketing genius duties.  Robert, Brad and the Jamvana crew working miracles on the distribution tip.  And to wrap it all up a HUGE Remix album with stellar performances from Colombo, Phatkidz, Omega Squad, and more…Massive shout outs.

Eight…San Diego Family Support.  Contrary to many people’s belief, I am based in San Diego, California where things have been heating up for a long time time before I arrived not to mention one of the top spots in the country to visit, party and chill.  Our local/regional scene has given myself and Omega Squad massive support as we have each other.  Big ups to all the Wigglers, Brians and the one and only Skandar, yes that’s his real name.

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Seven…Dub Pistols Support.  Capping an already insane year of remixes, the Killa Sound shot, resulted in one of my best remixes to date.  Big ups Barry Ashworth and the Sunday Best crew.  I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

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Six…Burning Man and Desert Things.  Support from Camp Charlie went from 10 to 100.  Thanks to Danielle, Mindy, Sarah, Travis & all the Unis.  They had a massive breaks night @ the burn [Catch the full video of my set here]; Slut Garden let the bass kick, big ups Dot Diggler and team; Dusty Rhino got dirty on the stormiest night ever, props to NUGZ for driving slow; and Dusty Poon Saloon, ya had to be there;) big ups Wheelers.   Last but certainly not least, Space Cowboys off playa support was massive.  So many to mention but Jen “ShOOey” Shu, Keith Deckard and Zach Moore have shined through.  And we smashed Public Works in San Francisco…boom.

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Five…Miami Music Week 2015.  Not only did I make it there but playing prime slots at FSOB, Gimme A Break, and a fun Thump interview with The Crystal Method…bam.  Respect to Glyn Morgan and Geo Lopez.

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Four…My First UK Trip.  I finally made it to Breakspoll, met James “Mixmag” Glenton and the Headset Heroes among so many awesome people.  Thank you Jimmy Brayks and friends.  When in Rome….or Liverpool…meet up with Playrise Digital.  They make cool games for you to play.  I met them in Liverpool and can’t wait for the Tabletop Racing World Tour project to drop on PS4. Big shout to Nick Burcombe & team.  Sup Sehyun;)

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Three…Lady Waks & IBWT Support.  Waks gave me a slot on her podcast to promote the album, featured me numerous times in her sets, licensed multiple tracks for her Hot Cakes project with Deekline, Martin Flex & friends…then to top it all brought me to Russia to play IBWT @ Kosmonaut.  Her IBWT crew put my head on a bus, like a public bus driving around St. Petersburg;)  This opened my eyes to a new level of work ethic and unity among crews.  Massive shout to the hardest working lady, no scratch that person, in bass.

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[Watch Full Video Here]

Two…Stanton Warriors support.  I got the call from Dom & Mark early in the year and they gave me a shot on Punks Music.  My Cali Cuts EP went to number 1 on Beatport.  I also played King King LA with them and was featured on some mixes and their social empire;).   Big shout to the boys and Olly G for keeping it smooth.  Ding ding ding.

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One…The Crystal Method Support.  These guys are among a unique group of professionals at the top of the EDM game.  Their positive, welcoming, no bullshit attitude is apparent at first and grows on the keen observer as time goes on.  Aside from general advice, inclusion @ Avalon and massive support for Bring Back That Funk, I was given an hour takeover slot to premiere the album on their wildly popular #CommunityService show.

I was then featured on the show 10+ more times throughout the year and also included in their top ten tracks of 2015 along with label mates Omega Squad.  As if that wasn’t insane enough, they gave me the opportunity to remix Difference, Grace and Over It.  But wait, their’s more…I got to work with vocals from Dia Frampton, Franky Perez and LeAnn Rimes.  Oh, and a Billboard Magazine premiere and Thump interview…and for all that, it’s clear why they are #1.

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What else can I say, but thank YOU!

The Monsters Of Breaks | Saturday, January 9th @ King King

Hello everyone and happy new year.  Quick reminder before I get deep into the fun for 2016;)  This Friday I am playing at King King in Los Angeles along side Omega Squad, My good pals/Juice Recordings label mates from San Diego as well as the awesome LA favorites Oscure, Loomer and Eva.

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Come kick off the new year with us and The Cruz Coalition as we drop the bass and celebrate the long life of an LA underground favorite venue, which is closing (it’s current chapter anyway) this coming January 31st.  C Ya There!

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The G-Spot is on the Loose | Check out the Interview, Release and Other Fun;)

My remix for G$Montana’s “G-Spot” dropped this week on Gigabeat Records.  The original was written by Geo Lopez aka G$Montana of Project Mayhem (Miami).  Geo and I first met @ WMC 2014 when I played his Gimme A Break Pool Party.  Since then we’ve played a few fun parties together and worked for some of the same promoters.

Kelly Ross/Agent 137 recently ported herself down to Miami to talk with Geo about what it means to be a promoter-turned-DJ/producer and how he finally came up with G Spot.  Check the interview below.

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Hi Geo, I know it was your birthday last week, tell me about the weekend:

It was awesome and the first time I had an really awesome birthday in a very long time because it fell on a weekend. On Friday I played the “Breaks Yo” party in Miami where I played early enough to have a good time and late enough to have a great crowd. It was a night of entertaining people and networking – it was crazy. Martin Flex ripped it the fuck up, TwoSweet of the Geishas was a beast, she just made it happen. Then on Saturday I went to Tampa for Revelation where I got to play and also watch Wes Smith absolutely crush it.

When I met you it was in Miami back in 2013, you hosted a Hotcakes/Essential Bass show that was my Miami debut. How did you get into hosting shows?

I was into throwing parties way back in the day and my birthday was coming up so i met with a club owner. I convinced the him that I could bring 100 people to the club for my birthday, so he gave me the side room. I offered to pay him and I packed it out, so eventually he gave me the other room so I put in drum & bass and breaks. People were buying bottles so I sparked it up again and then the club owner gave me all five rooms (jungle, electro breaks, house, etc). The event went on until the venue was sold. It started with a birthday party and became a real business. Then this other production company came up and saw I had drive, motivation and ambition so they asked me to do an event at a new venue. I grabbed it and said I can make it happen. I/O Lounge in the center of Miami right near Space. I did my first major party called Masters of Mayhem there with a ridiculous lineup of 45 artists, the line was down the sidewalk with 2700 people inside. From there we started Project Mayhem, a spin off of that party with Mike aka Malo to become a Miami entertainment promotions agency.
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Suddenly, the phone gets muffled and Geo yells out: 

Hold up, hold up, as I explain the rules- let me play you a piece :

 

… sirens wail… breakbeat starts… shake shake…shake…rahhhhhhh!!!

 

This continues for about three minutes only broken by him asking if I can hear it. We laugh, he apologizes, asks me if I like the new tune and when i approve, he tells me to continue.

 

That’s my new track vs Neuroziz. We are putting in my flavor and he is putting in his flavor and we are shaking it up. Working together is fun to meld our sounds together. So far I am liking what I am hearing. Sorry, go ahead…

Perfect segway, Geo, tell me how you got started with djing & production:

I had been in the scene since 1997 – during that time i would always walk up to the DJ and ask them how they made it happen. I was interested in promoting and creating events but would always go to studios and ask my friends all kinds of questions on how things work.

At some point I figured I might as well start djing, all my friends I had met as a promoter, like Eddie Light and Phat Kidz, were all sending unreleased tracks, so I starting DJing 2 years ago after WMC [Winter Music Conference]. I bought my first pair CDJS and a flight case on Craigslist, I wanted to play out with the people that had become family to me and I started playing with them.

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As an agency i would tell artists to create an identity but also to go beyond djing and make their own beats. Djing alone doesn’t mean you are gonna make it big and it would be critical not to produce after I told all my friends and artists they needed to produce. I realized I needed to get serious and need to make this happen so I spent months and months in the studio learning. I do my main job during the day, run into the studio all night, fall asleep and do it all over again. It took me 4 months to make the track, but I finished that original then shot it off to Wes Smith. He remixed it and here we are… Regardless, I feel like I have big shoes to fill because I have seen all these artists all my life and hung out with them, but I have to be a producer and dj well. I expect no handouts, I want to learn and get opinions to make sure I am following in the footsteps of others, I still have to prove myself.

Talk to me about G Spot:

It’s on the label Gigabeat and will release Oct 20th. Micheal Anthony Lauzardo (aka Malo aka slip 187 knew me from the start). My choice for the remix was my favorite producer Wes Smith. His style is different with a funk flavor that is just wow. I’m really excited about it’s release.

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What’s next for Geo Lopez/G$Montana? Will I be meeting up with you again in Miami for WMC?

Yes! After coming off tour in San Diego for Wiggle (thank you Wes Smith and Omega Squad) and St Louis (thank you XeroTribe) and playing in Florida, I’m back in the studio again. My goal is to have 6 finished tracks by March for the WMC events so I can play half of my own set and the other half my fav artists. One of the greatest pleasures is when an artist you look up to plays your tune it’s so humbling and such and honor, you want to run up and say thank you so much. Like Wes Smith did at the Tampa show this weekend. I got to sit back and observe from a different perspective than just djing it and the reaction was great- so very very appreciate of that.

What’s for next : Oct 23rd Breaks Yo! and I just joined Theoryon Records as my new booking agency, Gary Gitlin works hard and makes it happen, I’m proud to be a part of the family.
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Left to right: Kelly Ross/Agent137, Wes Smith, Skandar Rassas of Omega Squad, Jennifer Zubal Piper and Corey ‘Dienda’ Piper of XeroTribe, Geo Lopez/G$Montana, Daniel Perez and Brian Millar of Omega Squad

Geo, we are all excited for you! ] It is great to learn your history, present and future in the music industry. I look forward to the track, Miami and getting down with you on a dance floor/DJ booth again soon. 
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All the <3. 

Related links: [G$Montana: Twitter] [Geo Lopez: Facebook] [G$Montana: Soundcloud] [Gigabeat: Facebook] [Juice Recordings : Website] [Wes Smith : Soundcloud]