DJs / Young, fresh and soaked in swag: DJ Lean Rock is a multi-talented DJ also known as an ad and fashion model and b-boy crewmember. As part of the world-renowned Floorlords b-boy crew, Lean Rock has subsequently traveled dance floors abroad with his devotion in pursuit of originality, but don’t think for a second that just because he can dance he’s a wannabe DJ.
DJs / His real name is Asaf Borgeer, but you can call him the Rated R superstar of dubstep, or simply by his DJ-producer alter-super ego: Borgore. Addicted to bass-heavy bangers, touring and worldly women, the Israeli wild child and his escapades have been closely documented, thanks to social media.
Get ready to dance your life away with a wide array of music offerings at Chinatown’s End of the World Block Party (see Web Exclusive[dead-or-alive]), specifically progressive house and techno marvel Alex Zelenka. As the head honcho of the Invisibles record label, Zelenka has a roster of more than 20 DJs and producers under his wings who have aided him in his quest to infect the world with thump music.
It’s easy to understand why the turntable skills of Jason Takahashi–aka DJ Jaytee–might be overlooked. He’s one of the most accomplished young entrepreneurs of style and promotions as the point man for the popular street fashion brand Good Life, but it’s his focus on progress that makes him a force to be reckoned with in the DJ world as well.
“The Wizard” Brian Coxx rocks the decks Friday night as the dance groove spirits of Soulgasm New York City and Soulgasm Hawaii collide for a family affair in celebration of five years of snazzy moves and rock steady tunes produced the Soulgasm Hawaii way. Coxx is part of the funk-soul fabric of evolutionary Soulgasm NYC and is often regarded as a second generation torch-bearer–an East Coast pioneer in training, if you will–who specializes in the soulfully rich and sassy old school brand of underground house, blended to perfection.
Hypnotic groove addicts will surely find themselves adding up the dance floor miles this weekend when nocturnal beat supremacist Lee Foss returns to the island. Creative blends, not electronic trends, are Foss’ signature, which open-minded electronic music fans will latch onto with excitement and appreciation.
When in doubt of Honolulu’s electronica potential, take it from the man who has recently filled his party passport with gigs in Frankfurt and Vietnam, along with Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco on the regular–we’re on the brink of something big. “We are doing exactly what most big cities are doing, but we just have [fewer] people going out on a consistent basis,” says DJ Willis Haltom, co-owner of underground hotspot Asylum.
Honolulu is about to get outer-worldly with the anticipated return of the one and only Z-Trip. In his first visit back since getting local party-heads absolutely berserk at Love Fest in 2010, Z-Trip will prove that his contributions to and worth in the DJ scene still remain undeniable.
To the Republik for which it stands comes a music genius that hip hop turntablists and fans of music without boundaries can be proud of. One nation under God in killer beatism we trust.