DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to the Spin Music Festival at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower on Saturday, May 19, at 9 p.m. Choose between two options:
- For $22, you get two tickets for general admission (up to a $45 value).
- For $40, you get four tickets for general admission (up to a $90 value).
During the latest stop on its 2012 tour, The Spin Music Festival hypnotizes Honolulu Harbor with the percussive beats and entrancing rhythms poured out by a lineup of electronic-dance gurus. Co-headliner and British DJ Matt Darey rose in the EDM ranks with his pioneering podcast Nocturnal, which proved to be more infectious than a kindergartener with a cold, reaching some 3 million listeners. As an actress and a model as well as the other headlining DJ, LA-bred Caroline D'Amore feeds off the crowd. Her turntables have spun on the same stages as will.i.am and DJ Tiesto, and for 12 dates this summer, she'll remix hits as the resident DJ at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Also taking the stage, Dirty Secret returns home from a stint in San Diego to heat things up with the head DJ at Zanzabar Nightclub in Waikiki, DJ Mike D, and Miko Franconi of Soundsex.
The evening's sound and light weave through the ocean's breezes and views under the gaze of the 10-story Aloha Tower. Built in 1926 as a control tower for the harbormaster, the building safely shepherded ships into port with its powerful beams and giant lasso cannon.