LA >> ATL
WAHINE (pronounced wah-hee-neh)
GENRES: house, disco, funk & world music
Originally hailing from Redondo Beach, California, Wahine entered the scene as a dancer trained in more than a dozen world dance forms. Her clubland immersion consisted of a diverse diet ranging from Jamaican dancehall to Balearic house in the early 2000’s. Shortly after having her “dancefloor epiphany” at a Hollywood afterhours, she began spinning records and producing events in 2004.
Her sonic identity (from world funk to tropical disco to jackin’ house) has a sun-drenched sound, punctuated with world music influences, jazz instrumentals, spirited vocals, and a cinematic flair. With mixes driven by mood, message, and storytelling, she seeks to transport listeners to a specific place and time, whether that be the quintessential LA rooftop pool party, or a big brassy Busby Berkeley-style extravaganza at an imaginary soiree thrown by The Great Gatsby. Regardless of time and place, the message is always one of love and unity.
Following a successful career in LA with residencies across the city, she hung up her headphones in 2008 and spent the next decade launching several home and fashion tech startups. Exhausted from the startup grind and searching for her soul, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2017 where she discovered a vibrant dance scene that inspired her to get back to the music.
After an 11 year hiatus, she entered the Defected Croatia Mix Contest on a whim and found herself playing her first international gig alongside some of house music’s finest DJ’s at The Garden Tisno, Croatia in August of 2019. In late 2019, she kicked off Wahine’s Hideaway—a tiki kitsch, tropical-flavored disco night—hosting The Silver Rider (Whiskey Disco) and The Funk District (Furious Mandrill) in his first US appearance. The momentum has continued to build from there with guest mixes for international labels including Slightly Transformed and Puzzle Projects, as well as residencies with Resrgns.com and Spin City Radio on the world's #1 House Music radio station, MyHouseRadio.fm. She also began contributing a featured artist column called “Welcome to the Hideaway,” for Le Visiteur Online in 2020.
What’s next? Wahine takes her show online this summer with livestreams dedicated to all of the places she was planning to gig in a pre-coronavirus reality: Mexico, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and Croatia. In the meantime, she is gearing up for the next natural step—music production—and plans to emerge from quarantine armed with a few of her own weekend weapons.
- Defected Croatia 2019
- Wahine's Hideaway w/ The Funk District
- Wahine's Hideaway w/ The Silver Rider
- PuzzleProjectsMusic (Worldwide)
- Spin City with Dave Hudson (NY/UK)
- DiscoDaze w/ Stephen Richards (IRL)
- Slightly Transformed Radio (UK)
- Deep South ATL
- The Magic Track (Hungary)
- Even Funkier (UK)
- Spin City with DJ Goz (myhouseradio.fm)
- Parlor Livestream (twitch.tv/parlordenmusic)
- Wahine's Hideaway
- Hands in the Air... & Insomniac's Dream (resrgns.com)
* Spin City | Every First Sunday
* Parlor | 2nd Saturdays
* resrgns | bi-monthly
* Black Light Disco (UK) | 2020