Big Ups & Mahalos to HeavyWater & Jason for the coverage! Photos were taken by John Hook.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Aloha all! From August 30th through September 13th, we got a huge summer clearance - pre fall sale going on! You don't want to sleep on this: 2 for $35 tees, tops, dresses & a 40% OFF SALE RACK! New items added daily! Don't forget we're closed on Sundays but we will be open on Labor Day Monday, Holiday Hours 12noon-5:00pm. See you soon!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Aloha! MIKADA is in the hizzouse! Ladies it's the brand you been waiting for, women empowerment doesn't get any better. Amy has recently given birth to Mikada Clothing at Magic Marketplace this past season, which features her own bold graphics. Her fertile imagination and attention to detail produce strong, colorful works, which are inspired by the many strong and courageous women around her. Big Ups to the DigsLifestyle Ohana, Amy and the MIKADA crew! Now available at Exclusive!
Exclusive x MIKADA: LV Feb 2008
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Contentment Tee / Small-X Large)
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Empowerment Tee / Small-X Large)
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Lipstick Ammo Tee / Small-X Large)
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Warrior Tee / Small-X Large)
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Beauty Lies Tee / Small-X Large)
(ABOVE: MIKADA, Tiger Eyes Tee / Small-X Large)
Monday, August 25, 2008
The Hundreds women's line TENS drops today in the shop. Five different styles, two colorways each. Super sick, come see for your self. As always everything is limited. Big ups to the Bobby, Ben, David and the Hundreds crew holdin' it down! Tens now available at Exclusive.
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Friday, August 22, 2008
See you there!
atypicalLIVING Creative Partners and Prolifik Projects present the most ambitious art show of the Summer 2008 season: Roses and Revolvers: The LadyKillers.
The premise is simple, with all the art events and female-only events, including Girl Fest… I don’t think anyone seriously has done a Hawaii-based all-female art show before. So, with that in mind, the atypicalLIVING crew set out to do the seemingly impossible, round up a collective of dope female artists to throw an art show. What ended up happening was the coming together of 16 of the dopest double-X chromosomes ever brought together in one spot.
Some names you’ll recognize off the bat from the groundUP Pirates: R Zone, Janel Natividad, Lady Julz, Painted Lemon, and Amy Wagner (who, according to everyone who has seen it, has stepped her game up to another level and easily has two of the illest pieces in the show…). Other names look familiar, but can’t really place where you’ve seen them before: Remi, Leah Ball (MidWeek), Lisa Mita (MidWeek / Prolifik), Sonia Castro (groundUP). Other names look familiar, but you’d never have expected them to be in an art show in Hawaii: Hannah Stouffer (Grand Array / Upper Playground), Phallic Mammary (Pocket Full of Monsters / http://jen.lu).
Other names you haven’t even seen before, but you should know, as they make up the Prolifik Projects ninja crew: Jandi Q, Angeli Saura, Merissa Revestir.
And two of the illest women I’ve ever worked with and the two original LadyKillers: the talented Cheryl Membrere (Agency Design / Melange Design / atypicalLIVING) and the always dangerous Miss Yumi (TrueType Tyrant / atypicalLIVING).
All 16 of these women were brought together with one goal in mind, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. What better to battle the number one killer of women than to send out a team of trained art assassins to take it down? That’s the goal behind Roses and Revolvers: to raise money for the ACS and awareness about this disease.
Now that you’ve gotten the information, time to act on it.
Roses and Revolvers: The Lady Killers opens this Saturday night at Prolifik HQ at 939 McCully Street. The gallery opens at 5pm. Entry fee is $10 / $5 if you wear a shirt from one of the sponsors. A portion of the proceeds from the door and the art sales will go to benefit the American Cancer Society. Music will be provided by the head lightsleeper Kavet the Catalyst. Most of the art will be on sale. Interested buyers should find me at the show and inquire about prices.
As a special bonus to those who check out split obsession’s I Got Wood show in Hawaii Kai at the same time… we’ll allow after hours entrance (after 9pm) to those who provide: a valid split obsession receipt dated August 23rd, a wood block from the show, or a picture on their digital camera / phone of themselves with Bruce, Erica, or both. We’ll be here all night, so check out split obsession first, then check out Roses and Revolvers.
The show will be up for the next month and open on an appointment basis. Email me at (jdomingo@atypicalLIVING.com) for more information.
Hope to see everyone on Saturday, as we’ve put a lot of work into this event. Hope we can represent Hawaii, women, and Hawaii’s women the way it should be represented.
Props to all the sponsors for their unbelievable support (lightsleepers, iKandy/exclusive, superCW.com).
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Aloha all! We will be open afterhours this Thursday, August 21st from 7pm-9pm for something special...the BEATROOT Afterparty/ My pre Birthday Party! Homies DJ Memoirs & DJ Liger holdin' down the turntables, art by CkaweekS and MyCryptonauts, FREE Cake & Red Bull, and of course in store birthday specials (you need to come to find out how good they are!) So I guess I'll see you soon, a big ups to the homies for putting this togeether: Lightsleepers, KTC, Lofa, Benji, Juando, Pocket full of Monsters, CkaweekS, Mycryptonaunts, AtypicalLiving, Jessie, Prolifick, Michah, Red Bull.
Thursday’s gonna be a big day. Not only is it the second qualifier for the Beat Root beat battle series, but if you’re just hanging out in front of Easy Music Center, wondering what to do…
… swing over to exclusive for a special Happy Birthday! party for iKandy and exclusive’s own Christina. This is gonna be a definite birthday party, with free cake and Red Bull… art displays by CkaweekS and MyCryptonauts, in-store specials (since the store will be open after hours) and music provided by the talented Reyes brothers: DJ Liger and DJ Memoirs. Word has it Liger will be bringing the downtempo and house for this one, so look out for an outbreak of Ultimate Dance Party.
This birthday party starts right after Beat Root lets out, around 7pm or so. - atypicalliving.com
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Aloha! Wear anything iKandy to the MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL this weekend and you'll receive a FREE GIFT (with any purchase) & a 20% OFF COUPON for our store EXCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE!! Come representin'! Mahalo for the continual love and support! See you soon, xoxo Christina
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Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Aloha all!! It's my favorite time of the year, besides August being my birthday month (August 23-hint hint) just kidding, but the highlight of this month is being apart of the MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL held annually at Neal Blaisdell Center (Exhibition Hall & Arena). This year iKandy moved from the Arena to the EXHIBITION HALL BOOTH #295!!!!! I'm so stoked about this, I've waited 2 years to be in the Exhibition Hall. As soon as you walk through the main entrance, take a RIGHT, walk straight and you'll see the ikandy booth! So you should already know iKandy & Exclusive come from the same ohana!
So many reasons I'm excited this year, the Made In Hawaii Festival is always an honor to be apart of. Over 300 business owners doing their own HUSTLE and each of them represent HAWAII in one way or another. It's a family event, and another plus side is the FREE Food samples and our FREE GIFT when your spend $50 or more! Well hope I didn't bore you, see you there!! iKandy Booth 295 (Exhibition Hall) Neal Blaisdell Center - August 15-16: 10am-9pm & August 17: 10am-5pm. Mahalo for your support HAWAII! xoxo - Christina P.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
This afternoon I got a heavy box from the UPS, it was a mystery what was in it, all I knew is that it was nice and heavy. I opened it and it was ANTENNA - What Drops Next Fall / Aug Issue- MAGAZINE!! I was very surprised and the only trace from who it came from was the return address label...Peter ______! Thanks guys for sending us your DOPE Magazine, I'm assuming it's promos and our clientele is super stoked to get them! Though majority of the goods in here is for MEN :( when are we going to have an ANTENNA -What Drops Next- Ladies Issue :) soon I hope.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Aloha ladies! Flowers for your hair, of course we had to bring these in. It's a staple for us Local Hawaii Girls! Who doesn't look good with a Pua in their ear. If you're TAKEN wear it on your LEFT, and if you're SINGLE wear it on your RIGHT...or what ever looks better :) Yes these are fake but they look oh so real, made from flexible foam (which is way better then the old school clay flowers that brake so easily). They been selling fast, but don't worry we will always have these in stock.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
"Allergic to Wack" is a reaction to the music industry shoveling shitty , mind-numbing, unprovocative music in our heads through the airwaves. Let's be honest...people are easily influenced. You feed them crap all day, and tell them it's good for them, eventually they will believe it. Of course you may think this music is wack, that's all subjective. I'm no teacher, but I'm at least trying to do my part to try to open some eyes. - DJ Jo_iLL
1. Intro / DJ Rylo - 'Killer Kazoo Rock'
2. Other Worlds - 'The Time Machine'
3. Flying Lotus - '1983'
4. Beck - 'Jackass Beat' (feat. DJ Jo-Ill)
5. Ghislain Portier - 'Embargo Riddim' / 'Hamado'
6. DJ Krush - 'Shinjiro (Harsh Mix)' (feat. DJ Krush)
7. Danny Breaks - 'Duck Rock'
8. Danny Breaks - 'Duck Rock (Zoostrumental)'
9. Danny Breaks - 'The Jelly Fish'
10. Danny Breaks - 'The Octopus'
11. Danny Breaks - 'Hand Exercise #2'
12. Dr. Who Dat? - 'Beat Rock'
13. Edan - 'Rap Perfection'
14. Black Milk - 'Sound The Alarm'
15. Kenny Dope - 'That Gangsta Shit'
16. Flying Lotus - 'Shifty'
17. J Rocc - 'Dirty Fingered B-Boy Edit'
18. Oh No - 'Move (Remix)' (feat. J Dilla)
19. J Dilla - 'E=MC2'
20. Exile - 'Dirty Robots' (feat. DJ Jo-Ill)
21. Dabrye - 'Get It Together'
22. Percee P - 'Throwback Rap'
23. Mos Def - 'Mana Mathematics (Snafu 76 Mix)
24. Pilooski - 'Can't There Be Love (Double Dub Edit)'
25. Ghostface Killah - 'Daytona 500 (Jo-Ill Blend) (feat. Raekwon)
26. Cut Chemist - 'Storm' (feat. Edan / Mr. Lif)
27. Omid - 'Words From My Mouth' (feat. Ellay Khule)
28. Daedelus - 'Lights Out'
29. Grimey Beat Quickmix
This is a party mix (if it were a party I DJ'd), of music I would like to dance to. It's dedicated to all B-Boys and B-Girls, all type of dancers...who dance live and from the soul. Whether it be a cypher, a party, or a routine...this is music that will make you feel good, and make you get up and "cutta' rug". Get it?? I know mad cheesey...but hey, it works. Thank you to DJ Norm Rocwell for the clever name. I did want to call it 'Real B-Boys Dance With Girls.' But I was thinking some folks may get a little butt-hurt. What ever happened to parties where we all danced to GOOD MUSIC!?!? Enjoy!!' - DJ Jo_iLL
2. Small World - 'I Believe'
3. Amerie - 'Love Is Off The Chain'
4. Gang Starr - 'DWYCK (Little Kids 'Golden Isle Mix')'
5. Ohmega Watts - 'That Sound Inst. (Quantic Soul Orchestra Remix)' (feat. Jo_iLL on the cut)
6. Aretha Franklin - 'Rock Steady'
7. Natural Self - 'I Don't Need This Trouble'
8. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix)'
9. Earth, Wind, & Fire - 'Brazilian Rhyme'
10. The 45 King - 'Beat Box'
11. Faith Evans - 'Lucky Day'
12. Build An Ark - 'You've Gotta Have Freedom (J. Rocc Remix)
13. Kenny Keys - 'Get Down'
14. Tower Of Power - 'Drop It In The Slot'
15. Banbarra - 'Shack Up (Touches Bonus Chops)'
16. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - 'Che Che Cole (Makossa)'
17. Tangoterje - 'I Can't Help It'
18. 7 Samurai - 'Save Deir Soulz'
19. J Dilla - 'Rico Suave Bossa Nova'
20. Quantic - 'Mishaps Happening'
21. The Rebirth - 'Evil Vibrations'
22. James Brown - 'Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (Remix)'
23. Sound Directions - 'The Horse'
24. The Bees - 'Chicken Payback (Madlib's Soul Distortion Vocal Remix)'
25. AYB Force - 'Breaking Point (Once I Loved Mix)'
26. Tom Browne - 'Funkin' For Jamaica'
27. Slave - 'Watching You (Vikter Duplaix Remix)'
28. Central Line - 'Walking Into Sunshine'
29. Taana Gardner - 'Heartbeat'
30. De La Soul - 'Buddy (Remix)'
31. T-Ski Valley - 'Catch The Beat'
32. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - 'How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?'
33. J.C. Davis - 'Shelly' (feat. Al Curry)
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Monday, August 4, 2008
Aloha all! Hope your weekend was good, for those that went, it was good seeing fam and friends at the Prototype Party!! I've been meaning to post this up for a minute, if you slept on our first art show, and missed this one, it's here again! Pancho Abalos re-uped on this DOPE tee, featuring a new colorway and an oversized print. If your looking for the mens tee hit up Pancho on his MYSPACE or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently in the shop we have the WOMENS tee in TEAL: sizes Small - 2XL available. Support your local Hawaii underground artist. Mahalo!