Hello, I’m DJ Krazy K!
Name: Krazy K
Nationality: whatever you want me to be, but I would say mostly Korean
School: University of Hawaii at Manoa (hooray, I’m a junior again)
Interests: Sleep, Travel, Eat
Hobbies: listening (it’s what I do best)
Radio Presets: 90.3, 92.3, 93.1, 93.9, 103.7, 104.3
Favorite Music: Roots Reggae, Hip-hop, booty, Rocksteady Ska, Hawaiian, Jazz, Funk, R&B, techno, punk rock, Funky House
Favorite Foods: ANYTHING!!! I’m lucky if I eat one meal a day.
Favorite TV Show: I don’t watch televison
Favorite Radio Show: The IRIE INVASION Saturday nights 6-9 PM on KTUH 90.3 =P
Favorite Toy: Buzz Lightyear
Musical Inspiration: Scientist, Earth Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson
Turntable of Choice: Technics SL-1200MK2 or higher =)
What I like: women who play mind games
What I dislike: women who play mind games
Okay, here’s a quick run down on my life story. Well not my entire life just the part about me being a DJ. Get ready this gets really long. It’s a short recap of about the last 4 years of my life.
It all started in December of 1994; this is when I met my to be mobile disco business partner Ryan. He was a Mobile/Club DJ for the past 8 years, and was ready to give up and move on with his life. I guess it wasn’t the best thing for me to meet him but I told him that I wanted to learn the tricks of the trade. Ready to sell his equipment, he changed his mind and decided to hold on to it for a little while more just to see how I would work out with him (I guess all went well considering or company is going strong). To be an equal partner, I bought a pair of turntables, a mixer, and a power amp (It was these four things that were necessary to keep the mobile running. Ryan’s old equipment was worn due to its life on the road). I practiced the art of mixing and whenever we had a gig I would bring my equipment and Ryan would bring his stuff. Together, we had a half-ass system. We did a gig here and there until we could buy new equipment. After time went by, we ended up with a shit load of new stuff and a whole bunch of records. Business was decent until the summer after I graduated from high school. That summer our mobile averaged two gigs a week. That was awesome considering we would do one job a month.
(drawing by UltraVioLeNt)
It was around that time that we met a guy from San Francisco named Dan-o who was trying to make it as a night club promoter. Little did I know he had no idea what he was doing but at the time I was young and dumb so I worked under him mixing at various locations. While mixing for his promotions company named Word of Mouth Productions I mixed at a bar in Wahiawa named Val’s Place, and a run down little night club in downtown Honolulu named The Fast Zone. In the short period I worked or him, I met a lot of people which was good and bad. Mostly good I would say. If it wasn’t for Dan-o I would never have gotten where I’ve got so far. It was Dan-o who taught me what made a good radio DJ.
With my goals still set at being a big club or mixshow DJ, I didn’t really care about radio DJ’ing or what Dan-o had told me. I thought radio DJ’s had the easiest job in the world. Oh boy was I wrong.
I then started college and continued working with the mobile doing a few gigs a month. I also started talking CB because Ryan got had gotten into CB radio (again!). It was fun talking CB, it’s kinda like a walkie-talkie but at a greater scale. Out of my car I could broadcast clear across the island. There were a few factor that influenced my transmit range but I can’t say nothing about that. Okay, well… one night I went out with my high school buddies. One dude which became to be known as Big Bar of the Afternoon Caribbean Session wanted to talk on my CB radio. I said NO, but after a few beers I changed my mind and we started to broadcast on the Citizens Band like it was a FM station. That was fun I must say. The few privileged people who heard us broadcast illegally liked our selection. So a few weeks later, Big Bar and I went to the UH college radio station KTUH and applied to be DJ’s there.