DJ Hapa is considered one of the best guides you could have on the musical journey he creates every night. Describing his sound as “#FeelGoodSound”, he is known for playing a multitude of genres and blending it all together to create a unique soundtrack. His list of accolades and clients includes such top brands as Ducati, Ferrari, Red Bull, Samsung, and The Grammys, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as his musical selection: Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, and Macy Gray to The Far East Movement, Diplo, and Chromeo. In 2014, Hapa created a new group called Phil N Good, where he is co-producing remixes and original tracks accompanied by live instruments.
Hapa has a unique gift of being able to connect with people through a variety of forms. He is as comfortable in front of the camera, hosting live events or in a boardroom as he is in the DJ booth. This versatility has helped land him some pretty unique opportunities including being the first resident DJ on the Emmy award winning KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles.
DJ Experience: est 1995
Highlight Client List: Ducati, Ferrari, Red Bull, E! Entertainment, Samsung, Viceroy Hotel Group, AOL, Microsoft
Gig types: TV, Radio, Private Corporate Events, Celebrity Weddings, International Club, Tour
Expert user: Serato DJ/Scratch Live, Traktor 2, Pioneer CDJ-2000Nexus, Turntables, QnQ Touchscreen Technology
Music: Open format - started as a House DJ, but classifies style as “Feel Good Sound”
Scratch DJ Academy: Founder of LA location (2004), Head Instructor (2004 - current), Brand Director (2011 - current)
Currently Supporting: Ultimate Ears, Wittnauer, Microsoft Surface
BEYOND THE MUSIC:
In addition to his work in music, Hapa is incredibly passionate about mentorship and spreading the message of perseverance and following one's passion. In 1998, Hapa was diagnosed with Epilepsy and he refers to it as one of the greatest teachers in life, encouraging him to focus on living life to the fullest, the centerpiece to his commencement keynote at UCLA. Currently, Hapa is an official spokesperson for Epilepsy and is determined to help spread awareness for the condition that affects more than 65 million people worldwide.