Honolulu-based DJ Mar Coast showcases his musicality with a curated, genre-bending mix for the This Is Home series!
The sounds of electronic dance music have traveled far and wide, touching down in all parts of the world – no matter where you are, there is a community to be found. DJ Mar Coast is a DJ and producer with an open-format style that allows him to dabble in a variety of genres. Whether it’s bass, house, or anything in-between, DJ Mar Coast is able to curate ideal vibes for any environment.
Since moving to Hawaii seven years ago, DJ Mar Coast has only continued to grow into not just a better artist but a better person as a whole. “I am more emphatic, I have a communal mindset, and the biggest thing I have learned out here is that you have to give respect to gain it. My creativity is fed through the surroundings of the beautiful aina,” he said when asked about his experience living in Hawaii. “All the beauty around me sparks ideas that turn into art. I just want to bring people happiness through music. I want to take my talents to other places around the world, representing Hawaii because it would set me apart in a pond full of fish.”
Nothing is out of range for this rising artist, and that has seen him open for the likes of Rome In Silver and Mr. Carmack at HB Social Club, where he also promotes events. Now, he’s spun up a special mix for our This Is Home series to further put his style behind the decks on full display.
The mix opens with a jazzy instrumental titled “Voo” by Wax which transports you straight to island vibes before dropping into a flip of “Love Me Or Hate Me” by SOV. As the mix progresses, the energy continues to build as some heavy wubs and bass are introduced with selections from Hamdi, Chee, CharlestheFirst, and more. This is one fresh, thick mix, so if you’re looking for a boost in your day, give it a spin and vibe out.
Listen to DJ Mar Coast’s mix for This Is Home on SoundCloud, and be sure to follow him on social media to stay up to date with his upcoming projects! Also, if you’re ever in Hawaii be sure to follow Vibe Lab to stay in the know of upcoming events!