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Jelly's Music
Harbor Center, 98-023 Hekaha St.,
Suite B1-9, 484-4413
Fitted
1438 Kona St., Suite B
942-3100
Hey, DJ!

This year, DJ Eskae is hot in Hawai'i! The kid has seemingly been everywhere, spinning at resident DJ nights for Skyline at the Sheraton Waikiki, Soul Clap at thirtyninehotel and Favela Funk at NextDoor — even Release, a monthly at the Sheraton's Point Restaurant on Kaua'i. His playlist is similarly international, including Brazilian baile funk, soul, hip-hop, house, '80s and dancehall. We asked the popular DJ how he got so fly ... ~Lacy Matsumoto

In4mation
Ward Warehouse, 597-1447
Kicks Hawaii
1530 Makaloa St., 941-9191
Ward Centre, 591-8018
Liliha Bakery
515 N. Kuakini St.
531-1651
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOAQUIN SIOPACK

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Q. Finding vinyl is hard, since it's practically extinct. Where do you get yours?

A. "Jelly's is one of the few spots for old-school used vinyl. I've known Norm, the owner, since back in the day. I grew up with his radio station, Radio Free Hawaii."

 2 
Q. Caps and hats are a staple in hip-hop gear. Where can you score?

A. "I support Fitted. They've got hats galore — all they got is hats. They're a local company also, so I rock what they've got.

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Q. It's late night, and you're rolling out of the club. Where do you go for that late-night snack?

A. "Liliha! I get the sweet-bread french toast, and the cornbread with jam is off the chain."

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Q. Being a DJ means you're seen out and about, so dressing with flavor is important. Where do you get your gear, especially the hot kicks?

A. "I'm a sneaker guy: Gotta have my Jordans and Vans. I shop at In4mation and Kicks Hawaii. I know the dudes there, so it's like hanging out with the boys while shopping. Plus, they are local companies."