Living above the trend is rare in today’s bandwagon society and sadly music tends to be the biggest culprit. Not for scene mainstay DJ Errick.

The stars and planets over Honolulu’s night sky will align in harmonious and groovy fashion this weekend courtesy of this audible constellation: New York City DJ-radio host Tim Sweeney. Sweeney plans to share his trademark secrets that took his Beats in Space radio show at New York University from a fledgling Tuesday morning program in 1999 to the Tri-State area’s source for new and groundbreaking music.

Fiends for the hard and edgy sounds of electronica, stop shaking, start dancing and prepare to get your fix. Dubbed as the “2 Year Anniversary of Hard Music in Hawaii,” rockets of energy, packed in dynamite-sized house and techno, will be banging in abundance, spilling into ears with the collective talents of Shin-G and Shusei providing the audible fuel.

Cheers to a new year and the return of an old friend for dance enthused maniacs of the 808. Prepare for some unrealness as Honolulu makes way for the return of DirtyBird Records founder Claude VonStroke.

It was a case of mastery in motion in 2011 for DJ Delve. He holds wreck as one of the deck maestros at The Get Right hump day rage fest at The Manifest.

Warning: Christmas spirit throughout Chinatown is about to increase with a festive dance party courtesy of DJ Wolfram. Well versed in the euro sound, Wolfram comes bearing gifts in the form of beats assembled from a passionate place and mixed to creative perfection.

Power, Unity, Revolution and Energy fuels the heart of DJ EP. It doesn’t have to be the holiday season to get him to give back simply since innovative, top tier electronic dance music is the gift that keeps on giving.

Not all forms of creativity are created equal. The über talented Lopazz wears many hats–from multimedia artist to engineer to music producer.

Individually, they’ve made setting the bar a habit, thanks to an untouchable credibility that all DJs and parties should strive for. That said, it’s practically unfair when the turn-it-out talents of DJs Anit, Compose and Eskae combine.

Fifteen years of hip-hop radio is only half the story of Jimmy Taco’s longstanding contributions to Hawaii boom bap culture. While the crystal anniversary of the historic Mind Tactics Show ([]) is unprecedented, the creative output he fashioned is enough to highlight his resume–the Na Hoku nominated producer is respected a hundred times over because his passion and purpose can be summed up in four one-syllable words.

With every ounce of sound that pours through the speakers at gigs around the world, Afrojack represents the now generation of electronic dance music. The #7 ranking in this year’s DJ Mag’s Top 100 should further prove that the Dutch Grammy-winning producer phenom doesn’t take the recognition nor the responsibility lightly.

The upper echelon of world dance music producers frequent the island more than people realize, or care to realize, making Hawaii both ahead and behind the times depending on perception. Italian DJ producer Luca Bachetti is on his way.

Outspoken, out of the box and bluntly honest. Living life without a filter helps Christian the Lion, aka Glitchdick, rage like no other.

DJ Bozu would be the first to admit that his grasp of the English language needs a little work. After coming out victorious at the Dave and Buster’s DJ Battle last week, it’s apparent that his DJ skills are also on the come-up.

Electro house crunk. Does the sound even exist?

After debuting his exclusive recordings with Shinehead at Indigo’s this past First Friday, Vince of Positive Regime has proved once again that music from the heart always wins. Ever since his days rocking KTUH airwaves in 1993, the anti Top 40 activist has stood by his beliefs and kept his creativity and soul for dope riddims intact.

A dynamic duo of dance-thumping proportions is about to take the island hostage. For one night only, Chinatown will give way to Faust and Shortee, collectively known as Urban Assault.

For DJ Russoul, scene before self has been applauded by his peers and has been the formula for many of his DJ successes. As he continues to groove forward and mix in the steady streams of support, the Hawaii Kai native has proved time and time again that music does in fact fuel his soul.

Aim for your brain to trigger your on-beat (hopefully) body rev mechanism because everyday we shuffling, Headhunterz style, Thursday night at Soho. Prepare for an overdose in hardstyle juice as the #1 hard dance DJ on the planet (#36 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 of 2010) and the hordes of representatives of Oahu’s shuffle (Trend) nation celebrate one of the surefire highlights of Hawaii EDM 2011.

This weekend’s signature Island music massive will experience an eclectic electronic music twist courtesy of DJ Tide. Tide’s remarkable house and breakbeat devotion has run deep ever since he was inspired by the legendary Kakaako Carl Cox New Year’s Eve bash of 2000.

Once upon a time, DJ Babu was raising funds working at a gas station to fly his way out to the DMC Finals in New York City. Friday night, the Jedi master of head-nodding beats, won’t have to trip about a plane ticket and will be headlining a celebration event with King DMC of legendary RUN DMC.

To resurrect and legitimize the rock missing from 808 “party rock” is the singular purpose of DJ Lava’s music mission. With the addition of his video mixing addiction that was developed in the Islands and refined in Las Vegas, Lava’s full-throttle, throw-down, turntable tactics has proved to be a special commodity in Hawaii nightlife circles.

New Jersey, New York, Las Vegas, Colorado and Hawaii, this is just this week’s itinerary and a small sample size of the life and times of being a DJ on top of the world. Introduced to the club scene by the late DJ AM, DJ Vice has become synonymous with Vegas A-list nightlife.



DJs / Wild styles and party beats galore is what should be in store as Japan’s DJ Masterkey intends to crack the Z-bar dance code and test the threshold of Waikiki clubheads by taking them all to the brink. Credit the icon for spreading the boom-bap flavor of nightlife all over Shibuya.

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