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 ([jimmytaco.com]) 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Love Festival, Hawaii’s premiere music festival, got an extremely huge boost back in February when Diplo was announced as this year’s headliner. His def-defying work with Hollertronix (DJ Low Budget) brought underground relevance; 2008’s pop hit “Paper Planes” let the world know of his production swagger, his Mad Decent label and Major Lazer’s offerings further solidified his place among the who’s who of talented music minds of this generation.
Worthy / It’s true, dirty birds of an electronic music feather flock together and in the case of Worthy, yes he destroyed Oahu in May, but he missed Hawaii’s underground faithful so much that he just had to fly back for an encore. His tech house sav meets Bay Area swag will surely incite dance utopias as Indigo and the party people behind Revive opens their doors to the 18 and over set for the very first time.
For as long as we can remember, Chinatown has been notorious for drugs, homelessness and filthy streets. Some claim nothing has changed–and that it never will.
Bicyclists have long been overlooked by four-wheel riders on Honolulu’s congested streets. In the gleaming, armored pecking order of the road, cyclists are too often dismissed as lane hogs, hand-signaling nuisances and unfortunates who can’t afford cars.
The fate of some 1,525 acres of land at Hoopili in ‘Ewa may have been decided last Wednesday in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court. The decision might have gone differently, but the appellant attorneys’ strategy seemed to collapse as Judge Rhonda Nishimura picked it apart based on technical errors.
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu’s homeless problem. But at the City Council’s budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First” (see Cover Story, pg.
The Mayor Wright Housing project has been slated for major redevelopment by the Hawaii State Housing Authority (HSHA); requests for qualifications will be going out to developers in three to six months. Nonprofit group Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) wants to make sure the project’s tenants have a say in the redevelopment process, which could include major renovations or a total rebuild.
The Honolulu City Council held a special Committee on Transportation meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to go over its Complete Streets initiative with input from the department directors of Design and Construction (DDC), Planning and Permitting (DPP) and Transportation Services (DTS). At prior meetings, including the Moiliili workshop, community members pressed the idea of combining Complete Streets with Caldwell’s repaving projects, which Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and some councilmembers have said makes sense.
Not much to agree with my friend Doc Berry (“Limits of Growth,” April 17). None of the scenarios he posits will ever materialize.
In your Diary of May 8 (“End of the 27th)” you reported on SB 1214, passed by the Legislature. In their nimble way, the Legislature tacked the wheel boot prohibition on a bill that was intended to abolish the Commission on Transportation.
On Friday, May 3, at 3:45 p.m., I was driving town bound through the Wilson tunnel on the Likelike. I was parallel to another car, and there were several other cars following closely behind me.
Congratulations Honolulu Weekly on the recent Pai award for investigative reporting (“Boss GMO,” Jan. 4, 2012).
When the biofuel guys say that costs are “confidential” (“Big-foot Biofuel,” May 8), I reply that since I am the one who is going to end up paying the cost, I have a right to know. Frankly, when everybody tries to hide the costs, I smell rat …
The Foster Botanical Garden never ceases to inspire for an urban setting it is like a step back in time (“See the Flora,” May 8). If Koko Crater Botanical Garden contains the world’s largest plumeria collection as suggested, it may be thanks in part to the Prussian born Dr.