DJ White Chocolate

DJ White Chocolate / By Hawaii standards, DJ White Chocolate could murk a lot of today’s DJs by knowledge alone.

From Afghanistan and Nevada, meet a big time advocate of establishments and club crowds who let the DJ wild out, and who encourages creativeness above all else.

The reason you may have never heard of him is because he recently returned home from Las Vegas where he was spinning Friday nights, a gig he earned by winning a try-out.

“I ultimately wanted to challenge myself and see if I could take it to the next level,” he says, “the level that Hawaii nightlife, at that time, wouldn’t work with the new generation of club goers. I wanted to perform for people who wanted to go out, have a good time, spend a little money and [who were] also not afraid to trust the DJ.”

While his passion is of the humble variety, former stomping grounds like Venus Lounge, Wave Waikiki and Nobless, among others, bring his legit turntable tactics to the forefront.

“I would have to say it is a lot easier to break into the game today,” he says. “Any new up and coming DJ reading this: Welcome to the lifestyle and all I ask is that if you’re going to do it, do it right, pay your dues like the rest of us and learn it and don’t try to cheat your way to the top.”

The way WC does it, swag and skill must always come correct. –Kalani Wilhelm

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