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Avid clubgoers, dance-happy ravers and local hip-hop heads are all familiar with the ill tendencies of DJ Technique.

The nightlife is his comfort zone, surrounded by quick-tempo electro sounds and boom bap beats. Any way you spin it, Technique’s specialty always comes in the craftiest cuts.

As a member of the world-famous Bum Squad DJ collective, he knows how to smash it up. “Tech” flexes his versatility even further as one half of the 808’s top dubstep tandem, the Tech Marchers, and as DJ-mix specialist for local hip-hop crew the Angry Locals.

With all of the notoriety and respect bestowed upon him, the Kalihi native is still somewhat of a silent assassin who lets his skills do the talking for him. As humble as they come, Technique would rather parcel out the praise to other DJs before ever talking of his own accomplishments, which include claiming his second straight Mai Tai’s DJ Spin-Off title and taking part in the prestigious Red Bull Thre3style Hawaii qualifier.

Producing his own music is in the forecast for 2013.

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