In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Electronic music
expo series starts

TODAY KICKS off the first annual Electronic Music Expo Hawaii, a series of networking sessions for music industry members (in addition to a few can't-miss nightclub events for the rest of us) that last through Saturday.

EME Hawaii gets started with a bang tonight at the Wave Waikiki, with a special appearance by DJs Vinroc, IZ and m3. Underground hip-hop fans will want to be there tomorrow as well, when the Living Legends hold court in Honolulu with opening act L.A. Symphony.

And later this week, drum-n-bass is the name of the game when "The Return of Rewind" goes off at Grumpy's on Thursday and Cafe Sistina on Friday. DJs Breakbeast, Necron 99 and Bass-X will be in town to throw down with local DJs Kause and Konception. Check out www. for an updated listing of events and ticket prices for each of the parties, or call 591-7770 ...

CONGRATS TO the Nocturnal Sound Krew's DJ Costik, who took top honors at last week's ITF South Pacific Regional competition. Following Costik in the top three were DJs R2D2 and Collosus, respectively ...

IT'S ALSO good to hear that Indigo isn't shutting down -- yet. The restaurant on Nuuanu Avenue is a cornerstone of the downtown arts and music scene, and is currently trying to work out a new lease with the Hawaii Theatre Center, which owns the land Indigo sits on.

For the time being, it looks as if events like last Saturday's "Soul Kitchen" with Gumsoul, the Main Ingredient and DJ EQ, and the Sister's in Sound's monthly "Escape" party will happen a few more times, but let's hope the parties involved can work something out and keep Indigo from making a move out of the area ...

LOOKING FOR a reason to head downtown this week? Check out the "Truetone Songwriters Concert Series" on Thursday night at The ARTS at Mark's Garage, also on Nuuanu Avenue.

Kelli Heath, producer of the album "Mana Maoli: The 7th Generation," will be on hand to perform; the Microscopic Syllables' Alex Akamine will also be there, and they'll be joined by special guests Tiffa Cruz and John Brekke. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $10; call 739-6624 for more information about this showcase of original music by local artists ...

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