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 wide variety of influences ranging from Jamaican dancehall to Balearic house in the early 2000’s. Shortly after having her “dancefloor epiphany” at a Hollywood after hours, she began spinning records and producing events in 2004.
Her sonic identity (from global 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; always with a message of love and unity.
Following a successful DJ career in LA, she transitioned into the internet startup world, which led to a decade-long hiatus.
On a whim, she entered the Defected Croatia Mix Contest and earned a spot on the bill alongside over 80 of house music’s finest DJ’s at The Garden Tisno in August of 2019. The following month, her guest mix for Spin City would be the next appearance that put her on the radar of other international radio shows and record labels including DiscoDaze (IE), Slightly Transformed (UK) and Hot to the Touch (GR).
Observing a lack of disco-focused events in Atlanta where she currently resides, she kicked off Wahine’s Hideaway in late 2019—a tiki kitsch, tropical-flavored disco night hosting the likes of The Funk District and The Silver Rider.
The momentum continues to build with a coveted residency on Spin City, a top-ranked show 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. 2021 sees her venturing into music production, as well as adding the title of interviewer to her ever-expanding résumé, joining the Only Good Vibes (UK) team to interview talent in the United States for her new show ‘Island Time’ with Wahine.
Late 2021 will see her venture to Europe for her first international tour. In early 2022, she will tour throughout central and coastal Mexico.
With her first turn toward music production last year, Wahine’s very first outing landed in the #8 spot on Hypeddit Disco Chart and has been supported by the likes of Dave Elders (MFSB), Even Funkier, Goz and Shady Lady. Stream/Download on Soundcloud. Demonstrating her range with her second outing, Wahine received the official thumbs-up from the sampled vocal’s originator, the one and only Eli Escobar on this anthem-worthy twisted disco banger. Stream/Download on Soundcloud.