Saturday, October 27, 2012 • 9-9:45p • 10:30-11:15pm • 12-12:30am
Mercury Mar • $10 — 10+ Clubs, ONE COVER 'til 2am
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Having had the fortune of growing up in San Francisco, DJ Monkey had no shortage of great music exposure. His parents alone influenced him with their extensive soul, classic rock, and disco collections. As a young man in the ‘80s, DJ Monkey found himself drawn to Das Klub for its industrial, Miami bass and post-wave electronic pop. However, DJ Monkey’s first major electronic music inspiration came with rave music’s arrival in the Bay Area in the ‘90s. As with many music lovers and makers, it was one experience that paved the way to an epiphany and life-long love. For DJ Monkey, it was 1995 when he became entranced with jungle, after hearing a DJ spin it perfectly at Housewares during the Haight Street Fair.
Since moving to Honolulu in 2001, DJ Monkey has made his mark on more than a few scenes and places. From the legendary and much beloved clubs such as the Wave, Club Pauahi, and Anna Bannana’s to new-wave Chinatown bars such as thirtyninehotel, Bar 35, Manifest and Nextdoor, DJ Monkey has spread his musical gospel all over the island. His continuing love for electronic music is evident in his regular gigs at and loyalty to Subphonix at Mercury Bar, the after-hours and underground Asylum, and his current residency at Slow & Low Dubstep at Lotus Downtown. However, DJ Monkey’s repertoire spans across genres. He can spin at an event with catalogs of indie rock or hip-hop, or mix anything from punk to old-school reggae in one night. DJ Monkey’s name may be whimsical, but his musical intelligence is just as serious.