DJs


Adrenaline Pour

When it’s time to drop the beat, DJ Fathom’s adrenaline-pour process is easy to take in and hard to resist.

The good-natured dude with the surefire edge has a habit of bending a groove his own way, far different from the normal dance groove template. He isn’t reinventing the wheel, he’s just customizing the engine and in the process revving up expectations of Hawaii DJs on a global scale to high octane levels.

Fathom was exposed to underground electronica because of his love of dance, specifically the b-boy culture. Through it all, support has been the key.

“The people in my life are amazing. I have so many awesome friends and family and a lot of positive support and feedback,” says the tech house craftsman. “That is one aspect of this lifestyle that keeps me going.”

Lately, when it comes to anything related to his passion, Fathom can do no wrong.

Signed to Waska Records, a local imprint on the rise, Fathom has evolved into quite the producer. “Creating music is a completely different craft. But when you do them [creating and producing] together, it takes you to a new level,” he points out. “It feels good that people are responding to your music.”

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