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Mix of the Week: Global Vibe Radio with Russell Trent

RTThe next installment of our Global Vibe Radio series comes courtesy of Asylum Afterhours resident, Russell Trent. Asylum Afterhours in Hawaii remains one of the most esteemed parties around the globe; from their expansive and talented roster of residents, to the A-list talent such as Sasha, Nina Kraviz, and Matt Tolfrey, Asylum has everything it takes to provide an immersive experience.

This edition of Global Vibe Radio with Russell Trent shows just that. With an intriguing 8 bit and lo-fi style intro, the mix progresses into melodic grooves and dance floor hypnotism that brings serious island vibes to the mix. For the next hour, sit back and enjoy this edition of GVR with Russell Trent.

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After Hours in Hawaii: A Look Inside Asylum Afterhours

It’s a part of the lifestyle that is musically and culturally embedded in cities around the world. An afterhours embodies an atmosphere where people can enjoy themselves and be musically liberated into the deep hours of the night. People often claim that an afterhours is where the magic happens, and it allows for the opportunity for some serious extended sets to occur. As opposed to a standard club night where there is a grand spectacle and high energy programming, an afterhours can go in many directions in a wide array of settings.

In 6AM Group’s new feature series we go in depth at various afterhour venues around the world to see what makes it so special for the respective city. For our first stop we venture into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to take an exclusive look at the world famous Asylum Afterhours in Hawaii.

Located in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu, the most urbanized of the Hawaiian Islands, Asylum Afterhours is at the forefront of a burgeoning house and techno scene. Through their intimate venue and record label, Asylum Confidential, they’ve become the most influential group in Hawaii when it comes to underground dance music. There wasn’t much of an electronic dance scene in Honolulu let alone a thriving underground; but when there’s a will there’s a way. Under the ownership of Darren Zane and Willis Haltom, Asylum Afterhours has made a deep impact in the musical and cultural landscape surrounding the area. Read more

Asylum celebrates 6 yrs of House & Techno with Matt Tolfrey

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Asylum after-hours based in Honolulu, Hawaii will be celebrating their 6th anniversary with Leftroom Records’ Matt Tolfrey this Saturday evening along with the talented Asylum residents Zane, Willis Haltom, Cryptik, Fathom, Jimmy Lee, Bernies Diction, Loic Tambay, Higher Concept, and Russell Trent (Russoul).

The humble story of this boutique nightclub on the Island of Oahu have been getting global recognition ever since landing on the DJ Mag top 100 Club ranks in 2011 and have managed to stay on that elite list for the past 4 years. Their island vibe approach towards the scene has deemed them one of the friendliest and welcoming group constantly hosting special guests in the likes of Dubfire, Nina Kraviz, Lee Foss, Justin Martin, Mr. C, Lauren Lane, Endo, Benoit & Sergio, Tim Green, Steve Prior, Sugiurumn, disCern, Ardalan, and more.

Last year, the club took a major shift by launching their own record label, Asylum Confidential, which aims to bring quality electronic music from Hawaii to the world showcasing their own roster’s productions as well as linking up with artists for remix and collaborations such as Matt Fear, Butane, Corey Baker, Ardalan, Nikko Gibler, and many more. The label which ties nicely in to their club brand will pave the way for Asylum’s ultimate vision and goal. While the movement in Hawaii may be humbling, the impact they are making is creating waves that can be felt across the global electronic music community.

If you happen to be in Honolulu this weekend we highly recommend checking out Asylum for their 6th year anniversary. If you’re lucky enough to stay through the end and beyond, a Sunday boat gathering should be in store as part of their weekend tradition. Event info and tickets can be found here.

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