Ikai'ka
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Ikai'ka - The Hawaiian word meaning strength and power, can be best used to describe this talented DJ's skills. Originally from Hawaii, Ikai'ka has definitely been making a name for himself in Chicago's Drum & Bass community.

Having started DJ'ing in the mid-80's, Ikai'ka is certainly not a rookie. His musical influences go back to early Hip-Hop, Funk, and Reggae, the birth of House music in Chicago, Miami Bass and Electro, then later to Techno and the rave scene. Intrigued with Hardcore Breakbeat and Jungle, Ikai'ka realized that this genre had aspects of all the music that has shaped and inspired him over the years.

Finally finding his calling, Ikai'ka has built his reputation playing at several of Chicago's Drum & Bass club events including 'Play' at Spot 6, 'Masterbeat' at Goodbar, and the longest running premier Drum & Bass weekly in Chicago, Bass By The Pound's 'Seminar' at Big Wig just to name a few. He is also a resident DJ for Chicago's Sit N Spin Productions event promotions company as well as the co-founder of Flux!Chicago, a local DJ Collective. Aside from the Chicago and Midwest area, his DJ'ing has taken him to a number of other U.S. cities.

Ikai'ka also reaches the masses across the U.S. and around the world twice a week. He plays regularly on Wednesday nights (8pm-11pm CST) at BassDrive.com, the first ever 24-hour all Drum & Bass internet radio broadcast, for the 'ChiTown Underground' show hosted by Zew & Phix (co-owners BassDrive.com). On Sundays (4pm-6pm CST) he co-hosts 'Sonic Sabbath' with Future Prophet at MW-DNB.com. Ikai'ka has also found studio time and is currently working in collaboration with Phix on exclusive remix projects and original works.

With his strong, fluid mixing and scratching skills, along with his diverse musical tastes, Ikai'ka's sets take you on a powerful journey from jazzy and smooth, to hard and dark, and everything in between- always an exciting and unique experience.