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Girl Talk x Freeway x Waka Flaka

April 12th, 2014

Fun Collab video “Tolerated” for a free new Ep called Broken Ankles available for download at DatPiff. This EP is a continuous mix with no breaks in between songs. It is intended to be listened to as a whole with gapless playback.

Twin Islands Grand Opening

April 12th, 2014

Head down to Kailua today to check out the Grand Opening of Twin Islands Flagship store today Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 5 pm. A big congratulations to Mike Miller for taking Twin Islands to the next level. Twin Islands is an intimate brand as it represents the legacy of Mike’s twin brother Peter. Their products are made in USA and are a reflection of their humble upbringing in Kailua and share the beauty of Lanikai Beach and the Mokuluas (Twin Islands).

131 Hekili St.

Kailua, Hi 96734


April 10th, 2014

OluKai is pleased to announce the unveiling of its 2014 performance footwear collaboration with The Hawai’i Lifeguard Association. This month, OluKai will outfit over 450 Hawaiian lifeguards with shoes and sandals at several locations on Maui, Kauai, and Oahu ending with a special proclamation by Billy Kenoi, mayor of the Big Island. A portion of proceeds of the thoughtfully constructed HLA footwear goes to support the Junior Lifeguards, an ongoing component to OluKai’s devoted Giveback Program.

For more information: www.OluKai.com/journal

Pizza Party Tonight at Fresh Cafe Downtown

April 9th, 2014

with DJ Compose spinning
1121 Nu‘uanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817


April 9th, 2014

A modern master of the one-man band, Netherlands-based Binkbeats (aka Frank Wienk) covers a medley of Dilla classics, including a stripped down “Fall in Love” to get completely lost in.

The 5 W’s with DJ Compose

April 8th, 2014

DJ Compose
DJ & RB3Style Hawaii Champion 2012-2013
Twitter: @Compose_Nocboy
Music: soundcloud.com/dj-compose
URL: djcompose.com

Riana: What made you decide to bring out “Can’t Noc The Hustle vol.2?”

DJ Compose: I just never got around to it, honestly…I recently listened to it and thought it was kinda dope, especially hearing some of the artists that wasn’t as well known then as they are now.

What is the “Can’t Noc The Hustle” series? Where did the inspiration draw from?

Clearly it’s a play on one of my favorite artist and songs of all time…”Can’t Knock The Hustle” from Jay-Z. It’s been like my anthem forever. And our whole attitude with the NocBoys was to keep hustling because nothing was ever handed to us…haha that’s kinda deep.

Anyways, the CNTH series is just dope music. Doesn’t necessarily mean the most popular music or trends. Just how I envision a mix you can listen to years later (like this one.)

Why did you choose these particular tracks?

My dude Ges (KnowXOne), who was working at fitted at the time, is a huge hip-hop blog head…he basically gave me a ton of music I wasn’t even on and told me to mess with it. It was a combo of what I was feeling back in 2008 and his forward-thinking influence.

What were your listeners’ reactions to this mix when you released it back in 2008?

This was the tail end of the whole “mixtape” era. I actually printed up a bunch to try to slang at all the stores (those days are lonnnnng gone!) but it was dope…I did get a really good response.

Will you be doing another series like this again in the future?

CNTH. 4 is definitely on my to-do list, for sure! I just gotta get that right vibe together.

Lost in the Japanese Arcades

April 8th, 2014

“A short film I created on my first trip to Japan, inspired by spring, trains, planes, and all the people that I met along the way. I created the film using every single photo and clip I shot, excluding the rolls of film went through an old Nikon”-Vincent Ricafort IV

New #ChuckInglish

April 8th, 2014


“Life is a journey, not a destination.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 8th, 2014

For Carissa Moore, the road to two ASP world titles all started with “Dear Old Dad.”

“Congrats, Carissa Moore!” or “Wea you wuz wen wuz windy??”

April 7th, 2014

The two-time ASP women’s world champion from Honolulu claimed victory at the 2014 Drug Aware Pro. This was Moore’s consecutive win at Margaret River and she is now tied for first place overall on the ASP World Tour with Australia’s Stephanie Gilmore. The final of the 2014 Drug Aware Pro was a repeat from the previous year with Moore beating out Tyler Wright again with a two-wave total of 15.73 out of a possible 20 points in challenging conditions. We like to think the 21-year-old Hawaiian learned to dominate in wind-blown, wonky conditions from the years of surfing Diamond Head. Congratulations again, Carissa!