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beautiful music beautiful people

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments

i have to be honest with myself, and you. i hate this current evolution of hip-hop.
i don’t hate all of it, but definitely the misogynistic anthemy shit you hear in the clubs at peak hours all the time.
no wonder women can’t figure out how to respect themselves, and no wonder men think they are so freely entitled to be complete assholes. herc developed this stuff to keep people dancing, not raping each other with words.

there is a huge difference between walking in to a club with a bunch of dudes in the DJ booth shouting out “N*gga bitch” or a room full of people, mostly beautiful women, dancing and smiling.
guess what these both exist, Honolulu, and i am here now to share where the latter can be found.

i know you already know about Bevy bar. they only know great music. it ranges from soulful house to house to soul to neo-soul, disco, nu-disco, indie dance, indie rock and sometimes live music. their regulars – kevin koga, timo, ramyt and roger bong are some of the very very best in this city. check it out.

this weekend Friday i actually get to share in the joyous occasion of house music at LUSH which is a monthly event at eleven44 in downtown. you may have found yourself at this spot at their Party After Art on last fridays or Foundation First Fridays – both done by the same promoters. there have been so many strangers connecting with the djs and the music and staying, applauding after the lights come up. it’s truly magical. i will be spinning mostly melodic house from 9p-10p and am THRILLED to be on this lineup with some of the house music veterans (hello daniel j!??!)

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saturday i’m on with the KTUH sirens JEM, Zilla and Gnaraly. Nara will play early before heading to set up her private disco event at the space. you don’t get more info on that one unless you know someone (don’t be afraid to ask). anyway our safehouse gig is free so if you’re wondering where to go stop through. if you want to scoop up some sweet gear from rvca and such then come early. i’m on there 11p-1a

Grey Goose Summer Club

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i had like 5 comments come through from the same i.p address on my dj post. someone definitely is not on my team, lol. i could give a flying fck but think it’s funny when he said “radio killed music.” i was just thinking the other day when i had the radio on how awesome it’s gotten to hear disclosure and mr probz both break in to that heavy rotation on the hip hop stations. i was like, hey! there’s a future! i can see the light! i really think all these kids coming up super hardcore on edm will see the light very soon as well as the twerk and trap gives way to a deep house trend. it’s already gone tropical. either way nobody should give up on music completely. i just hate the ignorant anthems period.

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NEW PARTY ALERT

November 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

these next few months and coming year the nightlife is going to go back to basics. watch.

we’re already seeing it with the local visitor slash transplant set nestling themselves deep in the safe havens (i.e. where they are welcome) of Pint & Jigger and Bevy Bar, and now even more gastropub, brew house, perfect-for-dates-or-sports types of spots. more and more people are falling out when it comes to getting bottle service every weekend for no special occasion. now it’s more for special occasions only. i see the same 5 people getting bottles when they go out, with minimal efforts made by promoters and some of the staff to try to expand their networks to newcomers. that is causing the nightlife ‘scene’ to suffer a bit. that local transplant crowd made up a HUGE chunk of that ‘thriving’ scene everyone talks about from 5 years ago. the feedback i get from them? the scene is “too cliquey.” nobody wants to go to a party they don’t feel invited to.

it’s more about quality not quantity.

we are seeing it with the local crowd too. the bars where you eat a lot, drink a lot of cheap drinks and possibly sing karaoke are currently king. the rise of the EDM is taking its toll on regular going out – the up and comers are saving their money to spend a few hundred on concert tickets and drugs, not bottles in the club.

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anyway, that’s my observation from talking to everyone and going out a lot. i do see consistent top-notch nightlife execution at M – where the bottle girls run their territories like their own business. they hustle their asses off and it’s a tall order to keep such a large club rocking week in and week out. they also get that being nice to people is how you actually get more business. you would never catch any of the M girls out with bitchface. or at least it’s very very rare. kudos to them.

i also got to watch a huge spike in a very niche circuit of intelligent dance music enthusiasts via Party After Art at eleven44 which proves sometimes people do actually go out for the music.

if you like to eat and drink cheap and want to go somewhere where you feel warm and welcome there’s a NEW PARTY tonight and every thursday. my favorite DJ Jem Sophia Kennedy from KTUH’s The Treasure Chest is IRL at Kissaten‘s waterfront location. that’s the one with all the parking right by Nocturna Lounge. her music is so amazing. very bright and beautiful. the promo is cute too: Champagne & Fries. these things actually pair well together too – i researched it!

tonight is free, it starts at 9. expect great music and good vibes, cheap drinks and $2 french fries. nice way to get the weekend going with minimal effort. just smiles. i really like her.

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this weekend Saturday at 10pm is more of a landmark event. award winning nightlife guru dave renzella and his team’s new club is finally opening. the official after-party for the CabaRAE show. they have given the insanely delicate task of DJing after the vip show opening in the massive and gorgeous wonder-lounge-on-steroids to YOURS TRULY. i’m not scared. (lie). what’s your favorite song? what are you doing saturday night? i hope you’re going to 12th planet actually. philip told me last night homey is playing on the safehouse side due to low ticket sales which made me sad. this is 12TH PLANET. has anyone seen him totally as*-fuck a crowd of thousands at xyz festival anywhere in the world? i guess not. he’s bananas good. you’ll see. (if you go).

if you aren’t going to 12th planet COME CHECK OUT CABARAE! 10p it’s open there is no charge, just dress up and prepare to get loungey. depending on the vibe we can also get dancey. it’s so totally up to you guys.

hope to see you out! but i SUPER hope to see you thursdays.

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hay, mister DJ

November 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments

it’s coming up on two years ago that I agreed to let a(nother) friend take advantage of my “connections” to try to generate revenue. while it is something i will usually say yes to if it’s for a close friend or a good cause this one could have been the biggest game changer in my life period.

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it’s something that taught me (finally) (in my FCKING thirties) to not care what people think.

you can say you don’t care but you always do a little. nope. not anymore. it truly doesn’t matter at a certain point and that is the point where you see the most success. you realize you are exactly where you want to be – and if someone doesn’t like the fact that you are there, it could be because they want what you have but are too lazy to get there themselves. i grew up feeling this jealousy too of course. but it’s only now that i see this from a different perspective and truly do. not. give. a. shit.

djing has changed my life. it occupied areas of my brain that were not being exercised thus causing quite a bit of much-needed stress relief and happiness. it dug deep in to areas of my past that had since been almost completely forgotten (which now that i think about it is so weird since it was such a HUGE part of my life). it challenged me physically, emotionally, socially. it still does. every single gig is its own whole new experience.

there are too many years where i spent 100% of my free time working my ass off for everyone else. making someone else famous. making someone else money. just about all of that work has left me feeling empty and unappreciated. i don’t regret it at all, but see a lot clearer now that i’m doing something for myself. something that i enjoy. nobody can take it away from me. i don’t disrespect anyone that has been smart enough to see what they can get out of me and use that for their own benefit. it’s my own fault for letting it happen. these past two years i’ve channeled that energy into something that benefits me. it’s taken away a lot of cynicism that was building up. i have a feeling it saved my life.

what i want to say now is – thank you. to everyone i have met in the past two years; to the fan base i managed to grow in this small town; to everyone who believed in me especially everyone who booked me and especially to Jami. i know it was probably more for your benefit than for mine when you offered to teach me how to play and booked me for that thursday night in december at M. thinking outside the box. do something different. it would either be a trainwreck or at least bring in some people on a non-weekend night. hell, i would have probably tried to do something like that myself if i thought of it first. bravo. i wonder if you had any idea what that would turn in to for me. for my own well being and for my career.

i had no idea how amazing it was and definitely had no plan to ever make that a reality in my own life. i learned very quickly who my true friends were – and how few i actually had. i learned how cut-throat the performance industry could be yet didn’t see anyone really working to try to change it. if they were then how would it be possible for a beginner like me to keep getting gigs?

unless perhaps maybe the music i was presenting was speaking to people. i can actually rephrase that because i know the truth: it did, even a little bit. THAT is the best feeling but one i never really shared. i was the only person there when people came up to me after gigs to ask me my name, my website. i was the only person people would text and say they can’t stop listening to the cd i gave them, or how much they loved a set. these were not people i knew already. there were a few friends but more strangers. THAT is the most epic feeling.

there’s so many times i couldn’t even give away a gig. the calls i do make when i need to book someone or give away a gig are to the handful of djs that understand the game is about being supportive. the ones that can’t wait to give you new music, that come early or stay late to hear your set, or offer guidance where they think you could use it.

my first public official dj gig was at M in december of 2013. from that gig i got booked for two more gigs. from those gigs i got a few more, until i had residencies at rumfire and nextdoor, and added to the roster at the safehouse/republik. M invited me back and addiction added me to their monthly roster and there has been some amazing special events that still to this day give me chicken skin. this might not have been something i spent the decades that my colleagues have learning and mastering, and i would never put myself in their bracket. i have three jobs and a charity to run there’s no time to teach myself how to get tricky and master turntablism.

unfortunately i had to turn down the Iron DJ invite. i am in a unique position in this town – i have the capability of booking the djs (judges) and also work for the title sponsor. it’s just too much of a conflict to participate.

but also? that’s just not my thing. and i’m not sorry. my job is to build this nightlife, make it successful, keep it thriving, and help people that are making it happen. i love music, it’s my passion, i love what it does to people, how we can connect through it, how fragile it can be to control the vibe of a room, cater to the spenders, cater to the intellects, cater to yourself, breaking tracks, knowing the hits, all that.

i love how ross tried to explain that it’s years and years of digging that truly makes a “real” dj, and when tracy told me that there’s “quite a few people out there” against me, referring to it as a “celebrity dj” phenomenon. i could only listen to about a third of what she had to say before walking away. there is no argument that makes sense to me. i give away more dj gigs than i actually can play. yes i’ve spent a decade building my network in this city which is why i’m the first call for a lot of ppl when they need someone. that’s from working hard, building trust, and most importantly producing results. it’s hard work. that’s something that i’m sure anyone who just writes me off would have no idea how to do – OR THEY WOULD BE DOING IT.

to anyone that thinks they have the right to tell another person what they should or shouldn’t be doing or what they are “allowed” to be passionate about… i guess just see how far that gets you in life.

to anyone that immediately dismisses me because i am female or to any female that thinks they have to push their sexuality to become successful just stay very far away from me. i do not vouch.

i’m making this work the way i do it and it’s what makes me happy. i have a lot to learn and i love that about it. i will support anyone and will definitely be looking out for any up and comers that are willing to work hard and stay positive. i will also be looking out for myself and my interests.

see you guys at the Iron DJ. i can’t wait to hear your sets.

#BacardiIronDJ starts Tuesday November 18th at The Republik

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pinching myself

November 6th, 2014 · No Comments

wait, so how did I wind up making this life in hawaii? i can’t remember. seriously.
THIS IS MY LIFE?!?!

Thank you to ColeCo Music for making this amazing video of my amazing party. I have now watched it 4 times and am behind on my work. I hate you guys. just for that i’m posting this and making whoever is reading supercw watch it too. save the date for me – we are doing this again on memorial day 2015. let me get through POW! WOW! Hawaii first.
(still looking for walls in town and on north shore if you know anyone hit me up cw at powwowhawaii.com )

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HONOLULU HALLOWEEN ROUND UP

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments

it’s weird to me that anyone would round up Halloween events (or any holiday events) in Honolulu more than 2 weeks out. i mean…. it’s Honolulu. you’re going to be missing like half of them because nobody really gets their stuff locked in until, like, now.
THIS list is probably missing quite a bit too but hay these are the good ones (according to me):

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Friday October 17th – GHOST SHIP!
(yes it’s a costume party on a boat)
Music by ME, Dee Wizzard, Shift and Phantom
Costume contest – but we should all go as sea animals. slutty sea animals? either way we’re all stuck with each other from 5p-9pm so wear something comfortable.
Tickets and info here

Saturday October 18th – Hawaii Zombie Crawl
OH YES. this is going to be nuts. NUTS. go early to The Fix (like 5pm early) and get your zombie makeup done for you kids. There’s 12 bars participating and literally so many activities and things to do for this one that it might might just trump Hallowbaloo soon as the funnest Halloween event in Hawaii. someday.
(I dj at Nextdoor 9p-11:15p this event woooo)
Tickets and info here

Friday October 24th – GIFT Foundation
This is an expensive party but this party also raises a TON of money for charity each year. high profile crowd if you’re in to that sort of thing. the costumes and decor for this event are always WAY over the top and awesome. i will be there with Bacardi USA owning the group costume category (if only in our heads). looking forward to the whole transformation of The Republik again too.
Tickets and info here

Saturday October 18th – BOOBS! BOOS! BOOZE!
***POSTPONED TO FRIDAY OCT 24TH DUE TO STORM****
cute name. this is the Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul make-up event, or the closest thing to it with a lot of the same inner-circle as the Diamondhead Hui who used to do that party. Expect a lot of super-sexy costumes and the upstanding men of this city that love them. Costume contest – go as something sexy. Men go with boobs and you get in free. Otherwise it’s like $10
Tickets and info here

Saturday October 25th – Hallowbaloo
The biggest Halloween event in Hawaii period. tons of vendors stuff in the streets stages live music DJs dancing costumes huge contests and then the huge after-parties in every club and bar down there. this is the event that Chinatown can be Chinatown and everyone sees why we love it so much. do NOT miss this event. just don’t. i’m on playing music in the street (CHEEE!) and again at Nextdoor for this too i think 10p-12a so right as you drunkies all pile in to the club. SO much fun last year i hope this year is the same.
Tickets and info here

Friday October 31st – Gotham City at M
M is known for murdering the block party scene over at Waterfront Plaza and Halloween is one of the most fun parties they do in that area. Bacardi is all over this one so expect amazing drinks along with M’s wifey bottle service bbs and clubbiest club of clubs scene. This is the only real Halloween party for those not wanting to hit up the craziness of Waikiki.
Tickets and info here

Friday October 31st – STUDIO 54 at Addiction Nightclub
Oh WORD?!?! Disco?!?! I will believe it when I see it. Actually, i heard they are putting Gnaraly on for this so it’s pretty legit. For those of you that don’t know – if there is a disco scene in Honolulu it’s exactly what it should be – underground, thoroughly enjoyed and hosted by this amazing young thing that has made it her mission to keep the vibe alive after thirtyninehotel (r.i.p.). I’m playing too omg come dance.
No info yet ugh but here’s their page

Friday October 31st – Buho Rooftop Masquerade
The “newest and most talked about rooftop” in Honolulu is going for it. It’s actually a good idea since they’re right there on the sidewalk in Waikiki. Well their elevator is anyway. I’ll be playing music with paquimania and OSNA so come up and check out their sexy Day of the Dead under the stars with all of the nutso Waikiki crazyness underneath you. Costume Contest is I think $500
Info here

Friday October 31st – Heroes and Villains at the Hyatt
This is like every promoter group that is still operational all in one spot in Waikiki for probably the biggest party in Waikiki. It’s 18+ so just know what you’re getting in to. Costume Contest here too for you serious types. $1000 cash.
Tickets and info here

Happy Holidays! Seriously this is my favorite time of year.

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BIG OCTOBER WEEKEND

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

HEY WHAT DOING THIS WEEKEND?!

let’s hang out – tonight is first friday i’ll be playing at Fresh Cafe Downtown in the bar from 8p-9p then later at NextDoor between tits and ribs from 11:30p-12:30a. email me now if you want to be on the ND guestlist.

SUNDAY is the day i really wanted to talk to you about – PLEASE TRY CHECK OUT THIS ROOF! you know what’s happening with night (and day) life in honolulu? it’s not the same as it was. i don’t know why. i have some ideas but i want to keep pushing through and create things that are fun and different. these kinds of things are a lot of work and a lot of time and investment. all we need is for you to show up and enjoy =) i know you can!

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i have all my favorite DJs playing sets including a legendary b2b with Jimmy Lee vs Loic Tambay. Ramyt is pumped too he has all kinds of killer house music – you might remember him from killing morimoto’s brunches back in the day, or any of his amazing foundation parties. THESE GUYS ARE SO LEGIT. Zilla and Mr Nick will keep it latin for the beginning in case some of the Buho cinco de buho latin dancing regulars show up – but once the sun goes down we are so kicking this up. then we have addiction residents compose and anit coming in to close it down. think honolulu meets the do-over meets GOOD house music ends with old school and whatever people want to hear. i’ll call it… the BUH-O-VER.

in my head, this is what i see:
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come help me make my vision a reality. it’s FREE.

last weekend was so fun at bevy’s one year. so stoked they had me – i got to play all my favorite music. if you love this bar as much as i do then i love you.

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bacardi pool party video woah

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments

can you please tell me, honolulu… how do you girls get your butts so cute and round? i’m on a fitness tip right now but the more i work out the more ass i lose. HELLLLLLLLPPPP MMMEEEEE.

thanks to mark at rndr for pumping these cuties out. THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN OMG. i really hope you guys are planning to hang with us on sunday october 5th at the grey goose dayclub. more importantly, the ROOFTOP party we are doing at Buho in waikiki. that spot is SICK! i have jimmy lee, ramyt, zilla, mr nick and mfckin COMPOSE all spinning for you. they are discounting their food and drinks. the parking is a flat $5 in that garage. WHY WOULDN’T YOU COME?! if you don’t come i’m over it. no more parties. i’m going back to being a consumer. get a job as a janitor. move to ohio. something….

Bacardi Pool Party September 1st from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo.

thanks again to bacardi for letting us get all buck wild, davy and dan and all their staff, ivi vision, san lorenzo, contrast, rox, zilla, jem, beefowl and anit for playing w/us. and lol ColeCo Music sorry this track so does not go with your vibe whatsoever. i am still loving your latest remix to pieces! all of your music actually! thank you for hanging with us let’s be friends for life. TROP IS A THING!

HAY WAIT! what doing this weekend? i’ll be on the n shore friday but saturday if you’re free come by BEVY! the best bar evar where i’ll be playing EXACTLY what i want to play from 7p-8:30p… COME!

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fml bye sarah honda

September 24th, 2014 · No Comments

 (photo by honozooloo)


(photo by honozooloo)

the funny (sad) thing about our sarah honda moving to new york is… we all sort of knew this day was coming. at least her close circle did. especially once molly decided to move back. from that point it was like a softly ticking time bomb. i remember like it was fcking five minutes ago when molly told me she was leaving. we were having drinks and she was like “oh, hey, by the way. i’m moving to new york. i already have a job i leave in two weeks.” i didn’t even really get a chance to process it but remember feeling much more happy for her than sad for me. people like molly and sarah need to be in new york. they are amazing females and in the prime of their lives. they are freakishly intelligent. they have great, effortless style. they know how to trend spot. new york needs THEM.

this city is golden to me because i didn’t grow up here. i only just moved here after living EVERYWHERE for 11 years. honolulu is where i want to nest. i want to grow old and die here.

these girls? they got shit to do.

sarah has done so much for me. she has introduced me to some of the most talented hip hop producers in the world, she was instrumental in running our Pow Wow Hawaii School of Music, she KILLED the VIP line for every single Bacardi Pool Party since day 1… and she always made sure to keep me included whenever there was stuff i might be missing (which is pretty often).

the best thing about sarah is as smart and amazing as she is, she never talks down to anyone. everyone is on her level. this is what makes her so special and what a lot of people could learn from her. at the end of the day nobody is better than any other person, they all have something special about them and eveyrone deserves to be respected.

ugh, i’m going to miss you so much. complex media please take good care of our sarah, it’s been great getting to know you guys through pow wow and hopefully now that you have our biggest pow wow music ally we can do even more cool stuff.

if sarah’s at the helm it can’t be anything but!

ps: if any of you want to say a farewell she will be at Kakaako Agora this weekend Saturday from 9pm.

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Showdown in Kaka’ako

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

How was the Hawaii Five-0 premiere? Pretty damn amazing, honestly. I have been lucky enough to be involved with these Sunset on the Beach red carpet events since they started in some form or another, and this was the first year that I was just an invited guest. I felt lucky to be there at all. I wish you could have come with me. Here though – I went and saved as many of my videos from snapchat that I could and stitched them together for you just in case you don’t snapchat (?!?!) so you can relive it with me. It’s barely a minute long but you’ll get the full jist of it :)

As for Showdown in Chinatown… I made it. Barely! After making that grand entrance/exit to the premiere I lost my girls after lurking the red carpet interviews and couldn’t find them again. “We have a seat for you” my friend Sanoe texted me as I was viciously snapchatting as much of the spectacle as possible. I wound up sitting in the sand since they were too far in the middle and I didn’t want to be caught squishing through both before and during the show. It was a nice view of the opening though and gave me a very easy out to run back to my car and run to Chinatown in time for the film competition. I raced to the street to find a cab then grabbed my car and bolted to Kakaako with probably about 3 minutes to spare.

It was so worth it.

I was so incredibly impressed with not only the films but the original music the filmmakers were given to choose from. The winning film was a fantastic work of art from Director Rose Wolf, who performed alongside her muse, dancer Nathaniel Whitaker.

Judging the Music Video Challenge with the Film Instructor at UH and the fashionister Caleb Shinobi. p/c TLove

Judging the Music Video Challenge with the Film Instructor at UH and the fashionister Caleb Shinobi. p/c TLove

Huge shout-outs to her team of visionaries Aisis Chen | Cinematographer, Editor Spencer Agoston | Set Production Dan Baram | Still Photography, Production Assistance Danielle Halford | Production Assistance Tim Orden | Still Photography, Production Assistance, Title Design. Everything from the concept to the photography, performance, even the graphic design was so on point. This is why I love this event. I left feeling very happy to have made it. Then I went home to change to go back out and fell asleep. Sorry Maria =(

“Relationships can sometimes be very black and white. One person has their own way of living life in a bright white world, another person in their dark black world. But sometimes two people find each other and blend their world their worlds together. Then more compassion, emotion and color fill our hearts and our world. ” – Rose Wolfe

NICE job lady. I love you.

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[video] SUPERCW at White Owl Social Club

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the greatest events I’ve played to date was in Portland – Electric Summer PDX. Thank you to Tia and Gregory for being such amazing hosts. I love your city.

Thank you for the video Nick! \

Thank you for that HAT ed!

Thank you for inspiring my custom slip mats Aaron!

Portland has some of the coolest people I’ve ever met.

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Machinehead

September 13th, 2014 · No Comments

i can’t believe i’m missing bush in waikiki tonight. you have no idea how much i love(d) that band. i had a long commute from my farm house to the maritime faculity where i worked in this surfer town in england about four hours west of london and it was nothing but winding roads and zero stoplights. best place to drive ever. and driving to sixteen stone was better than coffee. gotta machine HEAD!

it’s ok though. it’s rare for an opportunity to view/judge film submissions for the showdown in chinatown MUSIC VIDEO challenge this month. that’s huge. all these long commutes i seem to always have give me a lot of time to think and make up some amazing music videos in my head. i have a brilliant one for jem’s they that i might try to produce one day, and i still swear to this day that the get free video i had in my head is almost exactly what the real video turned out to be. so i am totally with you artists and can’t wait to see what you were able to produce.

anyway. saturday night is AWN. i’m still going to the five-0 premiere. dah! the homeys are back! it will be nice to say hello before the showdown then go over to see awkwafina say happy birthday to jus bone at nextdoor. that is one hard working inspirational dude.

thank you so much tracy for hanging out with me last night and kat you killed it too (and thank you maria for wearing that dress). i’m lurking your pics! i had Taco make me another 50 cds and a SNNYDZE2 so email me your address if you want to make your drive time more bearable. it’s the least i can do.

last night was like a dream. a room full of gorgeous people and gorgeous music and the most beautiful human on planet earth REID with his beautiful oceanface friends that had me asking myself is this really the hand i was delt. really. THESE are the people hanging out with me right now for my daytime tropical vibes cd party in an over-the-top aloha friday theme?

i must have done something very good in a past life.

thankyou.

(hay zilla? stop being so pretty it’s distracting. also i loved tagging with you at addiction)

love ya!

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So Fancy! every Second Thursday

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

HAY!
what doing tonight? me? going to sleep early for work in the morning (ZZzzzzz)… AFTER I play at Addiction with Zilla and Anit I mean! Thursdays most of you know is the best night there – not as packed but still lots of dancing. Come hang. Or I’ll see you this weekend? Tomorrow? Do you remember what’s tomorrow? Please say you’re coming TOMORROW?!?! (hint: I play Bally 7p-8p then it’s my CD party at Safehouse 9p-close both are free you have no excuse).

love u, cw

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told you

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments

BeeFOWL at the Bacardi Pool Party from supercw on Vimeo.

i don’t like to say it but come on, i definitely told you to watch out for beefowl. he takes turnt to another dimension, and this is the second bacardi pool party where the rain came right when we were trying to get all of you guys out of there. that party? IS STRAIGHT FROM GOD PEOPLE.

this friday i really hope you can come by The Republik to pick up one of my CDs. i made them for you. i have some of my favorite Honolulu DJs playing too it’s basically a free dance party. come? please? PLEASE?

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pics and video from the bacardi pool party soon, also damn we couldn’t have asked for a better grey goose summer club finale as well. stay tuned on that one because i think we are just going to do that party monthly year round (weather permitting). i just need to think of a new name =)
LOVE YOU.

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Grey Goose Summer Club Sun Sep 7th

September 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

whew. monday was a doozy. thank you everyone for coming! that was by far the most epic Bacardi Pool Party yet. tons of photos and a video are on the way, but for now plan to hang out with us for the Grey Goose Summer Club this Sunday at The Modern Honolulu. or, the pool event i like to refer to as “Do Nothing Sunday.” expect the opposite of monday’s party with chill daytime house music, Kaimana beachwear, frozen Grey Goose lemonades and Moscow Mules, and not much else. my favorite day in the sun =)

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BYE BYE SUMMAAAAARRRR

August 6th, 2014 · No Comments

hey i hear you guys like that calvin harris summer cover we used for the grey goose summer club video. i’m going to put it on my SUNNYDAZE cd that’s coming out soon. (ps COME TO THE PARTY get a cd!)
meanwhile, BYE SUMMER. NICE KNOWING YOU. YOU WERE WAY TOO HOT ANYWAY. we are soooo ready for this next Bacardi Pool Party. we’re using the same location as this year’s memorial day party (omg memorial day) so remember don’t drive.
we have not one but TWO special musical guests, one for sunny day house music and one for turnt up rage your face off music. the best of all dat. as you know we like to keep the music programming fresh. check out coleco our headliner – they will def get you through your days. then beefowl most of you know or have seen spin. if not just trust me, he is fcking amazing. we also got some of the KTUH sirens jem and zilla on deck to get the patio glistening and of course our Rox on the mic hosting.
this is going to be a really fun party.
VIP is sold out – you can email for the waiting list just in case. cwskvip@gmail.com
there ARE some very rare occasions a cabana is a no show. actually, hardly ever. actually, i can’t think of one time. but go ahead and send your details just in case. othersise it’s $20 come early, bring floatie toys, BRING GIRLS, be fun, be happy. we don’t even let in ppl with a bad attitude so expect to have SOMUCHFUN on Labor Day with us!!!!!

Bacardi Pool Party September 1st Teaser from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo.

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[Recap] Memorial Day Bacardi Pool Party

June 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Bacardi Pool Party Mango Edition @ Monarch Hotel 2014 from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo.

hot DAMN! i don’t think i’ve ever done an event where i said more prayers in my life. i didn’t even know who i was praying to – i just kept doing it. the weather was set to thunderstorm the whole month and even the weekend leading up to our event we were humping truckloads of equipment to the 6th floor in rain and black skies. waking up on monday morning to blue sky is a feeling i will never forget as long as i live. i am so eternally grateful that everything we pulled together for this event went off. we were SO blessed you guys. and what a great day. thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. my young’s co-workers, davy and his awesome team at above ultra lounge, dan from kings pub, roberts hawaii, lili at bacardi, travis at red bull, colonel, the guys from contrast magazine, sunbum, ivi, san lorenzo bikinis, and of course my partner compose. WHAT A DAY!

Photo by Gnaraly.blogspot.com

Photo by Gnaraly.blogspot.com

MORE PICS BY NARA

thank you to my blog-home the pulse and NARA and all the others for posting galleries too. esp orrin.

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The Bacardi Pool Party Memorial Day

April 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

haiiiii it’s been too long. so long that i can scroll down on one page on this site and see the last few parties we did. oh man. this party has got to be one of my very favorites ever. so many fun people, so much good music, so little clothing. I LOVE YOU HONOLULU!
yo, if you post our teaser video anywhere online we are going to pick some people to score 4 VIP passes to the event (GA is $20). make sure you hashtag #BacardiPoolParty so we can find out. we love you!
mahalo to Contrast, IVI Vision, SunBum, UBER and of course BACARDI. the new location is BANANAS! right under the wyland building in Waikiki on Niu st.

Bacardi Pool Party Teaser 2014 from ThisIsRNDR on Vimeo.

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Made on Media Temple :)

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Thank you time a million to Jason at Media Temple for believing in me and for this amazing article. Stay tuned for the biggest endeavor YET!!! Coming this fall =)

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[music] The Best of 2012

December 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

…according to me.

the mix can’t be hosted on soundcloud so here is a mixtream you can stream or click here for a zippyshare download. mahalo to dj soundcheck for mixing everything. the best music according to me this year:

Bestof2012bySPRCHK by Christa Wittmier on Mixcloud

the party? went well. if “well” means the most fun ever. not sure how everyone else did but yep i had the time of my life. thank yous here. love you, cw

The Best of 2012, by supercw/dj soundcheck

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FRIDAY 12/21/2012 come on and sing it with me one more (last) time….

December 17th, 2012 · No Comments

The Last Ever from Banzai Media, LLC on Vimeo.

12/21/2012 at The Republik from 6pm-midnight. Please stop by and hang – the only thing I can gurantee is the typical sensory overload you would expect from a party I put my name on. You can get your tickets any time this week at The Safehouse or at the door. The $20 is my last effort to raise money for our Pow Wow February 6-16th right here in Hawaii. Come early, you’re really going to want one of these Bestof2012 CDs I put together with DJ Soundcheck of every song that made me smile or laugh or dance or cry this year. Hope to see you so we can celebrate together. Mahalo to Mikey at Banzai Media for taking a break from killing it to make me this teaser, it kicks so much ass.

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[video] Pow Wow 2012 Videos

October 11th, 2012 · 6 Comments

oh, mikey. i feel so bad, he works so hard. i was like “hi mikey!” at our secret wine club (shhh, forget i said that) and he was like “you didn’t post the video yet!” and i was like “……..” i felt so bad. it’s been crazy at work (as usual) and i haven’t even had time to feed my cat but i came straight home, didn’t even say goodbye at the wine club nowhere JUST to post this. those that were at our annual Blank Canvas fundraiser saw it and were amazed by it so here you go:

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big ba da boom

October 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments

supercw presents the Best of LAST of 2012 EVER!!!
it’s not like the world is REALLY ending. but sorry, this blog is. i mean, it was so easy to keep the updates coming week after week, year after year, but this past year has been tough. the truth is since i got the mac i just can’t figure it out. if i can ever sort it out i will probably get back to blogging because i totally am still taking hundreds of photos each month. i’m just not sure blogging is where it’s at any more. everyone has sort of evolved to more bite sized chunks of life. and my updates? were looooong. i’ll keep this here as an archive forever though. well, as long as media temple will keep me on their team. like a seven year chunk of nightlife in honolulu for us all to look back at forever.
but for the sake of keeping things fresh and relevant, i need to have a retirement party for supercw.com. there is an AMAZING new project i’m taking on, that i can hopefully reveal by the time this party happens. cross your fingers that i can make it happen. it will RULE!!

so the details for this party that i can tell you now? it’s on Friday December 21st 2012. my birthday. it will be early again – a 6pm-midnight thing so we can all hit the streets after and go to our favorite bars after. there will be fashion and art and music as usual and special guests The Knocks from New York just trust me they are going to ROCK it.

i will be showing every photo i have ever taken so we can take that trip down memory lane together. this year’s will be in a separate projection and you will all be very surprised how much has happened in one year, let alone all seven years of this website.
it’s a fundraiser for pow wow hawaii so hopefully everyone is ok with no guestlist. this is our last effort to raise the $ we need to make February happen. we are going to have some fun though. you gotta trust me!!

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Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 is on, lineup confirmed

August 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Pow Wow 2013 lineup is set, and duh it’s going to blow your mind. More than tripling the number of people flying in to Honolulu from all over the world this year really sparked something in all of us and we have been working hard to make it better and better and expanding who we are reaching with education programming and fcking amazing events. The lineup for 2013 will again be announced at our annual fundraising event. We hope to see you all there :)

Speaking of that, an amazing board of highly skilled fundraiser geniusbrains believes in us so much that they stepped up to coordinate the event, called Blank Canvas Saturday October 8th in Kakaako. When I say geniusbrains I mean they are already selling tables and pulling auctions items from people like Chanel, Ferragamo, Trump Tower and Halekulani to name a few. The event in itself will be like non other. Promise. So please if you haven’t already done so purchase your tickets while they are still available online.
SO much mahalos to Michelle Richardson, Nodie Namba-Hadar, Anne Namba, Kathy & Miles Inouye, Jeff Dinsmore, Anna Meng, Georgette Luppino, Natalie Aczon, Darlene Reynon and the rest of the very talented committee. We are VERY EXCITED FOR THIS:


We also will be partnering with BAMP Project for a fundraising event September 23rd with special guests Future Islands !!!! Tickets are also available online for this, they are only $20 right now please don’t wait! We are really excited for both of these fundraising events and hope to see you. and JUST WAIT til you see what we do in February!

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you know… LANCE!!!

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Ha, it’s my own fault that i hardly ever have the right image to accompany my column every week. it’s usually monday morning that i’m trying to wake up my friends to get a hi res image from them because nothing i got is print worthy. sorry, guys… i was too busy having fun :)

So here you go, THIS IS LANCE. You know him though. Everyone knows him. So
unassuming and sweet and kind and fun and mellow and crazy all in the same package.
I really can’t tell you how much i love this kid, and if you read my column this week you know how i feel about his parties.

SUMMERFUN! SUMMERFUN!
if you didn’t make it, just picture a room full of everyone fun and as soon as I can figure out this mac/iphoto/wordpress situation i’ll share all the images. thinking if i can’t get it situated i’ll just do a facebook album. we’re friends right? if not sorry, they limit that shit like the assholes they are.

PS: the image we DID run is still pretty epic, thank you Mark Kushimi. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR NICOLE’S SHOW!!!! (look for that writeup soon) also for KAMEA’S SHOW this weekend, tomorrow is the opening, hope to see you there. saturday is lovefest, we’re ALL going. just get your ticket already. it’s in town. IT’S IN TOWN, LOVEFEST IS IN TOWN.

IF anyone has time to show me how to blog the 763297349872 photos i have with this new mac please let me know, upgrading to one (and Instagram) is pretty much the only reason why I haven’t been keeping you up to date. it sucks cause there’s some doozys. since march!

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memorial day bacardi pool party (whew)

June 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

speaking of memorial day, this memorial day mix by the knocks is pretty much taking control of my entire existance. definitely listen if you need a pick me up.

thank you to everyone that helped me pull off another bananasgadonkadonk bacardi pool party, especially the marriott waikiki. it was great to be back. thank you also to jay my favorite music director, JAYCEEOH for the guest set, and the boys from contrast- did you guys know your cabana bought like 10 bottles?! too good to be true. the BIGGEST thank you to michelle and sarah who managed to deliver one of the most fun, quality crowds i’ve seen in yeeeeears. they are genius. we are lucky to have them. keep your ears open (and fingers crossed) for labor day, i’ll announce it soon. love you so much, cw

Recap of The Bacardi Pool Party, May 2012
at the Waikiki Marriott

Brought to you by
Contrast Magazine
Nocturnal Sound Krew
Super CW

Shot by LanciferVisual
Cut by Sharks & Rays
Track by FIDLAR – No Waves

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http://www.supercw.com/blog/

other mahalos: luke for editing down lance’s footage into THAT up there, wayne for the sweet sunglasses that made the #BacardiPoolParty pics fcking amazing, sunbum for keeping the white people white, and sommer for telling me back in 2009 that i could throw “a party that i would want to go to” xoxoxooxoxo

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[music] skinny scarf summer by dj soundcheck

June 12th, 2012 · 6 Comments

I like hanging out with dj soundcheck. mostly because he’s way more haole than me. also because he doesn’t give a flying fck what people think about him and is one of very very few dudes i know that i can respect is telling me the truth. a la flash and daniel. very good people to have in your life, guys like them. it’s also wicked to have a friend that is equally if not more obsessed with honolulu. and good music. this guy can basically do no wrong. except now. i want to strangle him so bad. i think the drops in this summer mix are fiercely phony and ruin the whole thing. he thinks they are hilarious and refuses to take them out. you’ll have to deal with them, sorry. it’s actually a really fun mixtape, there’s a lot of classic hipster tracks and some of the new stuff (hello RATATAT!!) that you might not have heard. god, i love it. have a listen/download. hopefully you, like me, will have had a much better hour while listening.

full tracklist here

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oh, hi

May 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

thank you to everyone that made the effort to come out to our memorial day bacardi pool party. wow, what a doozy. no, seriously. i think this one might have been the best one yet. the extremely strict capacity the hotel enforced turned out to be a blessing in disguise – it made those of you that made it inside WAY STOKED. the energy was amazing.  you guys danced your ASSES off! i love you all. sorry to those that didn’t make it in. tell me your best idea to turn 2000 people into 600 and we’ll try that at the next one. ps: we get to do another one :) i’ll keep you posted.
recaps are with my husbands at Contrast Magazine, and they will keep coming. pulse has some up too. also here and soon here. i’ll post my favorites real fast, and trust me one day soon i will blog. it’s in me. it is. so many pics…..

ps: here is your new summer mix to download and play over and over and over like i am right now. thank you la dj brian fowler aka beeFOWL aka THEFUNNESTGUYINLAPERIOD
between this mix and compose’s good times i have pretty much abandoned all other music for the time being. please hold.

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[pics] last bit of 2011: sapphire events, Patrick Martinez art show! my bday party! The Standard grand opening! Surfer Poll Awards!

March 22nd, 2012 · 11 Comments

this is where it begins

WAIT NO THAT IS SO WRONG! this is where it was left off.
i saw this was sitting in my drafts just when i decided to make time to blog so i might as well go back in time, what, three months? bah. easy.

so anyway, this is where it was. begins. is: two lovely ladies just kicking it outside at the modern waiting for people to tell them the password “battle mango” to be led upstairs to the back entrance of addiction where this night it was a faux speakeasy featuring….

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The Best of 2011, according to me

December 28th, 2011 · 27 Comments

The only thing that makes this year seem like it was extremely long was the fact that we did the Pow Wow in 2011. I keep thinking it was last year, but it was this year. In February. For that reason alone as I look back at 2011 I realize this might have been the longest year ever. Ever ever.
With that being said, the best WORST has been my commitment to blogging. Every week, every month, each year sort of fizzled to once or twice a month on average after the Pow Wow in 2011. I had to look back through many other mediums to remind myself of those moments that had my head spinning (there were so many!) and definitely worthy of this worthless Best Of 2011 according to Me award.
So without further ado….
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[video] supercw.com presents The Best EVER!!

December 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

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