Jul 15

Pacific Jungle and Honolulu prepare to get their soul’s invaded by some LA goodness! Westbay Music Group and Nu Soul Magazine have joined up with Pacific Jungle to bring you the Hawaii Edition of their hot LA event, Soul Good.

Dress sexy! We’ll see you in the Opium Den.

$5 Before 11 / $10 After
21+ Welcome
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Located at:
1121 Nu’uanu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Jun 23

Pacific Jungle is super stoked to be working with Westbay Music Group and thirtyninehotel, as well as Nu Soul Magazine to bring you a little something different. This summer seemed a nice time to step outside of our little DnB Box and step into the sun with some extra fresh beats from all around the world. (“Don’t Sweat It” though, Saya says there will be lots of Brazilian DnB for all you heads to get a little fix while rockin your shades!)

Westbay’s boss-man, Atlantic Connection played Subphonix last December and loved Hawaii so much he’s here in Honolulu for the summer kickin it with the Pacific Jungle crew.

“I wanted to create an afternoon of brasil, soul, nu disco; good vibes, throwbacks, eclectic people, dope sunglasses & cool t-shirts. Over the past year I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Norman Mayers of Nu Soul Magazine LA (one of the most talented event coordinators in southern California) doing my LA event Soul Good and it’s schooled me on how to develop an event like this from the ground up. I got to Hawaii in early May and thought, what am I gonna do this summer? Being from LA I was spoiled with options, which spur ideas in places that aren’t so flooded with scenes, so I said hey, let’s create a day time outdoor party but bring totally new qualities and details to the event unique to local promotions. So I called my good friend DJ Saya at Pacific Jungle to get her input and advice on doing something like that here. We teamed up, scouted locations citywide and fell in love with thirtyninehotel – felt it was the perfect venue for this style of event…well here we are, ready to rock. . I can’t wait.”

AC and Saya will be your hosts for the summer with rotating residents including 45 Revolver, Ramyt, T.K.O. and Jamz. Special guests will be rolling through from all over to lay down some extra special sets, but you gotta pay attention ’cause we’re not announcing them til the last minute.

Check it all out online here:

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Be sure to add us to your facebook and your twitter as special guests, drink specials, food specials and more will all be announced the day before.

Things kick off this Sunday, June 27th, the official first Sunday of the summer and we won’t stop until Sunday September 5th. This Sunday, we’re all thinking “Summertime Freshness”, so dress and vibe accordingly.

RSVP to dontsweathnl@gmail.com to get in for FREE, otherwise it’s $5 at the door.

3pm-9pm, 21+

*Atlantic Connection recommends you all wear your sunglasses.*

Be sure you smile as WKPHOTOG will be on deck to catch you at your freshest!

This summer, we got your Sunday’s sorted. Don’t Sweat It!

Also, one last thing, YOU can come around back through the alley…

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Mar 17

Friction is coming to SoHo, April 16th, 2010

Friction is coming to SoHo, April 16th, 2010

Friction, Shogun Audio, UK

Brighton raised, multi award winning DJ Friction is a member of an exclusive club. He is one of a handful of DJ’s to have smashed through the ranks and become a superstar in his genre simply through an unbelievable talent behind the decks. This year has seen him add more accolades to his ever increasing CV and is regarded by many as not only the most skilled but the most diverse DJ in drum & bass.

As a teenager Friction played at events and promoted his own club nights much like any other young DJ trying to make a name for himself. He soon linked up with Brighton producers ‘Stakka & K-Tee’, who were heavily involved with Ram Records. Many hours were spent in the studio and in February ’99 Friction released his debut single ‘Critical Mass’ under the name Kinnetix on ‘Under Fire’. Before long Friction received interest from leading Drum & Bass record companies such as TOV & Renegade Hardware. He soon produced a track for TOV’s ‘Here Comes Trouble’ EP with the defining track ‘Photon’. Things were most definitely moving for this talented, hugely motivated young man from Brighton. Immediately following that was the acclaimed ‘Altitude’ with Stakka & Skynet, regarded throughout the scene as a truly ground breaking piece of drum & bass, fusing high energy techno and jungle, helping to start what was regarded by many as the ‘Neurofunk’ sound.

Releases followed on a host of top labels including Valve, Tru Playaz, Passenger, Hardware, 31 Records, Hospital and Charge to name a few. These days due to his non-stop Club and Festival schedule the releases flow slightly slower but always to high critical acclaim.

After joining BBC 1Xtra in 2002 at the station’s launch, he made his mark quickly. His ‘Mix Show’ was truly groundbreaking, creating a massive following worldwide, reluctantly calling it a day after two years with a constantly growing schedule proving too much. Numerous awards have followed, including ‘Best Newcomer’ in the ‘Drum & Bass Arena’ Awards in 2002, ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at the 2003 ‘Knowledge Magazine Awards’, another ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2004 ‘Accelerated Culture Awards’, Runner Up at The Raveology DnB awards 2007 and finally ‘Best DnB DJ’ at the MTV Romania Awards in 2007.

More recognition was to follow with his jaw dropping Pete Tong ‘Essential Mix’ which aired April 2006 to huge acclaim. In Pete Tong’s own words DJ Friction really had become one of the Drum & Bass ‘Big Dogs’.

Friction’s mix CD’s have also grown in quality and popularity. The Bingo Sessions Vol.1 CD (with DJ ZInc) on Bingo was a massive hit, charting in the national LP top 40 and was followed with the first of his own highly successful series ‘The Next Level’ which has gone on to sell thousands worldwide and the massive Friction & Fabio ‘Drum & Bass Arena’ CD.

His remix of ‘Back To Your Roots’ released on Shogun in 2007 was also regarded as one of the biggest drum and bass tracks of the year and received plays from Annie Mac to Andy C to Judge Jules. Around the same time he began to dabble with the Breaks scene, playing at select events around the world, joining Aquasky in the studio to produce the uncompromising anthem ‘Control Freak’, released on their 2007 ‘This Way Up’ LP on Passenger. color table

Whether he’s on two or three decks, playing for two hours or four, people are rapidly learning that, drum & bass fanatics or not, a night with Friction will be one to remember.

Plus some of the best in local talent as well…

Ramyt, AYA

Honolulu House Music legend, Ramyt graces the decks in the front room…expect nothing short of epicness.

BillyZane & THD, Pacific Jungle

Two of Pacific Jungle’s most solid artists, these boys bring everything from the most soulful liquid Drum & Bass to absolute Dancefloor madness.

Miko Franconi, SoundSex

Hailing from one of the most notorious families in Electronic Dance Music, Miko Franconi lays down nothing but the sexiest dance music you have ever heard.

Jamz, Organized Grime / Pacific Jungle

One of the founder’s of Honolulu’s first and only Dubstep night, this man is a low end master.

Victor J, Pacific Jungle

One of Pacific Jungle’s only DJs not to hail from a Drum & Bass background, you never know what to expect from Victor J, bringing you everything from UK Garage to Dubstep to Hip Hop, whatever he plays, he’ll make you move.

Also featuring…

Live Performance by Hawaii Fire Arts Productions

Artistic Vision by de Lizscious

Visuals by NIHM

$5 before 11pm, $10 after

Free ticket giveaways at the Facebook Event Page. Check it for more details.

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Aug 27

The Organized Grime crew continues to step things up moving on to Downtown’s newest and most up front venue, SoHo. The move also brings them to 4th Fridays, giving Honolulu’s underground music scene a nice way to round out their month. The premier event at SoHo sees Organized Grime welcoming fellow Pacific Junglist and Broken Liquid resident Victor J, who may just put together some of the most unusual music in Honolulu. Siq Records own DJ Packo is also set to stop by for an exclusive performance. New venue, upfront music, dope vibes always…don’t miss next month’s Honolulu Dubstep installment!

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Mar 31

Have you been out to Broken Liquid yet? Check out this promo video from our last installment on March 21st, 2009 at Bar 35 to get a taste of what’s going down.

Video include new Broken Liquid resident DJ THD, along with Monkey, TKO, and K-ING.

Make sure to look us up at our next Broken Liquid event on April 18th, 2009! .

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Mar 12

We’d like to make a big shout out to everyone who came out to Subphonix last Friday night to see Circuit & Whizard lay down an awesome set of rapid fire mixes and mind-blowing double drops! This was a big night for us and we had a good time with everyone who came out to get their bass on. The turn out was great thanks to you, keeping the dance floor filled with smiling peeps and bobbin’ heads.

Circuit at the desks at Subphonix. Photo: wkphotog.com

Whizard mixes down another record.

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Make sure to check out Broken Liquid on Saturday, March 21st at Bar 35 featuring Saya, Toki, 45Revolver, and THD in the front room, along with Victor J, Monkey, Rythmstar, and TKO mixing things up on the patio with Dubstep, Breaks, UK Garage, and Glitch for starters. Get ready to get down.

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