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ZhanVi Fashion Show & DJ Nocturna’s Birthday

Join us for a very special fashion show and the latest winter collection of designer ZHANNETA SHAROV, featuring beautiful gowns and dresses.  Make up and hair design by TRACY LASHES and SHANA KANAHELE, salon owner of the Refinement.

Date:  Sunday, December 16, 2018 

Time:  6pm- midnight

Where: Wisp Hawaii (2885 Kalakaua Avenue in the Lotus Hotel)

No Cover/ All Ages

This will also be the final night for Wisp Restaurant and Lounge. Lotus Hotel has new ownership and management so Wisp will be closing its doors. Last night for Wisp is on December 16. Come and down to the event on December 16 and say farewell to Wisp !

Also we are celebrating DJ NOCTURNA’S birthday. Dress theme for the evening: The Roaring 20s. Dress theme is not required but encouraged.

Also spinning on the decks: DJ RHOMBUS, THE NATIVE GIRL  AND DJ NOCTURNA.

ZhanVi is a collaboration of the creative skills of Zhanneta (mother) and Victoria (daughter).

Zhanneta does all types of sewing and alterations as well as designs. All ZhanVi designs are handcrafted and designed by the love for sewing that Zhanneta has. With collections from 2009, ZhanVi has been flourishing with so many creative garments that will be showcased at this event.

ZhanVi

Victoria Sharov

Victoria Sharov

ZhanVi Pink Gown

Victoria Sharov Iris

Mermaid

ZhanVi

 

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New Order Completes The Music

New Order’s Blue Monday is always a hit on the dance floor. For me it invokes happy memories of a time when I would go clubbing almost every night at The Wave Waikiki and Pink Cadillac because music always made me happy. After three decades of dance music, Blue Monday’s catchy beat appeals even to the millennials who understands the influence it has on the dance floor.

It’s New Order’s defining anthem. 35 years ago, it was released on a 12-inch single through Factory Records, the Manchester-based record label founded by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus in 1978, which started it all for New Order. Blue Monday was created by the latest technology at the time: pre-computers, pre-MIDI. It’s a classic song and it never grows old. It was iconic then and it still remains powerful as ever.

I talked to New Order’s bassist, Tom Chapman and multi-instrumentalist, Phil Cunningham on a phone interview just an hour before they went on stage to perform at the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, California. They recalled there was nearly a riot in the venue when the band didn’t play Blue Monday at one of their concerts. They said it’s always a tough choice and you can’t always please everyone. “You always get someone shouting out ‘Play Blue Monday!” They assured me that the set that they will be performing in Hawaii is probably one of the best they’ve ever done. “It just feels good from start to finish with the song selections. You’re in for a treat,” Chapman said. Chapman and Cunningham complete New Order’s current lineup along with the three original members: Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert. We can then expect that Blue Monday will be on the setlist for Friday night, October 5th at the Neal Blaisdell arena.

Chapman and Cunningham recently formed supergroup “Shadowparty,” a collaboration with musicians from other influential groups such as Josh Hager from Devo and their drummer, Jeff Friedl; guest musicians, Denise Johnson of the band Primal Scream and A Certain Ratio; The Verve’s guitarist Nick McCabe and DJ Whitney Fierce. Shadowparty is a diverse group of talented musicians “who bring different elements to the music, something you probably wouldn’t come up with yourself,” Chapman said.

Shadowparty’s self-titled, 80s-inspired, synth-pop album with haunting guitars is highly recommended. Songs in the album I like are Celebrate, Reverse the Curse, Marigold and Present Tense. If you listen to A Feast of Friends on KTUH 90.1 you might have heard me play a few tracks within the last few weeks.  “It’s a good feeling to know we are being played in Hawaii,” Cunningham commented. Shadowparty’s debut album was just recently released this summer on Mute.

Mute Records is a British independent record label founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller who also went under the electronic musical project, The Normal. Warm Leatherette was the first release on the Mute Label. Since then Mute Records features a catalogue of prominent musical acts such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, GoldFrapp, Fad Gadget, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the early pioneers of industrial music-Throbbing Gristle, just to name a few. New Order’s tenth studio album and the band’s debut on Mute Records is called Music Complete. 

After a 10-year break, New Order embraces electronic music again with Music Complete and this time without Peter Hook who left the band in 2007. Reminiscent of the album Technique but with some guitar driven tracks, Singularity, Restless, Plastic and Nothing but a Fool are my personal favorite tracks with Chemical Brother’s Tom Rowlands contributing to the album. Guest vocalist, Iggy Pop’s baritone voice in Stray Dog gives you the chills about unconditional love. The companion piece or the alternative remix version of Music Complete is called Complete Music which features extended versions of eleven tracks which I actually prefer.

Surprisingly the artwork of Music Complete, a geometric design was created by Peter Saville who “came out of retirement and added the final piece of the cake.” The legendary graphic designer is responsible for many of New Order’s and Joy Division’s most cherished album covers. Perhaps the most iconic is the famous image in Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album cover taken from a page in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy which depicted an image of radio pulsar waves. The artwork remains to be an inspiration all over the world, from t-shirts, dresses, tattoos and English footwear.

New Order recently released a concert documentary in September called Decades. Part film, part concert, the film captures the band at the Manchester International Festival 2017 where they played with a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra. Documented by British TV Network, Sky Arts, Decades highlights the highs and lows of the band which included interviews, looking back at the past and understanding the visual philosophy of New Order’s aesthetic and design and their collaborative creative efforts, the players and the technology.

New Order performed and delivered a solid and powerful concert on Wednesday at the Maui Art and Cultural Center. A friend who now lives in Maui who almost didn’t go described the show as “Melodic and hypnotic and dark and complex and amazing.” At the end of the show, “the bassist flicks his pick,” my friend said and  “I reach out my hand and it just floats into my palm” Wow ! Now that’s magical ! She’s glad she went to see New Order and so would you.

Many Thanks to Bamp Project for bringing down New Order to Hawaii. New Order will be performing Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8pm at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. For tickets: www.bampproject.com

After the concert, there will be an “After Concert Dance Party” at Wisp to celebrate the music of New Order, Joy Division, the 80s, the 90s, and so much more. On the decks spinning are DJs Rhombus, KSM, Missy Black and DJ Nocturna. There is no cover. Wisp Restaurant and Lounge ( 2885 Kalakaua Avenue) is located on the Gold Coast and is the perfect spot to unwind after the concert. They curate a nice classy lounge with lots of seating, great food and variety of drinks and spirits. But above all, you can definitely expect Blue Monday to be played on the dancefloor.

http://www.wisphawaii.com

New Order

 

DJ NOCTURNA will be spinning on March10 at Next Door

As a respective representative of the goth, industrial, 80s music scenes, DJ NOCTURNA has been promoting events in Honolulu for over 16 years, throwing parties  and/or DJing at events such as The Vampires Ball, The Venetian Mask Ball, The Dark Mask Ball, Count Dracula Hawaii, Miss Vamp Hawaii, The Goth Prom, Hawaii Horror Ball, 80s Pop Muzik which ran for 7 years, just to name a few and the  popular weekly Wednesday party, Acid Wash.

DJ Nocturna

Photo by Rich Kim ( http://www.blinkofaniproductions.com )

DJ Nocturna

Illustration by James Nakamura

Through her passion for music and radio, DJ NOCTURNA started as a radio broadcaster at Public Radio KPRG 89.3  in 1998. Currently she is the host of one of  KTUH’s  longest running radio shows, A FEAST OF FRIENDS held every Saturday night from 6pm-9pm   http://www.ktuh.org

DJ NOCTURNA enjoys meeting new people, making new friends and doing interviews with various entertainers in the local art, theatre and music scene and abroad, some of which include : Andy Rourke of the Smiths; Devo’s Jerry Casale; Terri Nun of Berlin; Dave Wakeling of the English Beat; Voltaire; Andy Deane ; Jill Tracy;  Unwoman;  Olli Wisdom of the Specimen, Paul Roessler of 45 Grave, Johnny Indovina of Human Drama, Tom Shear of Assemblage 23 and more recently, Martin Bowes of Attrition and David J, bassist of Bauhaus, just to name a few.  She’s remembers the interview with the late, James MacArthur aka Danno from the original cast of Hawaii-Five O.

As a contributing writer for the Honolulu Star Advertiser/TGIF her interviews included  Adam Ant, Joy Division’s bass player Peter Hook, Roy Hay of the Culture Club and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard who directed Nick Cave’s documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth.

Two of her favorite interviews are with fetish queen, neo burlesque performer, MASUIMI MAX  http://masuimimax.com/  and CEO and founder of PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING, LAURA BYRNES.  https://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/

 

Masuimi Max

 

Pin Up Girl Clothing

Hope you can join us Tonight March 10, 2018 for MASUIMI MAX’s performance at Next Door ( 43 N. Hotel St) along with the PIN UP GIRL CLOTHING Fashion show and I Am Sin, vegan cosmetic line.  Performing with DJ NOCTURNA are  ANJANETTE THOMAS, MADAME X, LA FEMME RIKITA, DJs NIGHT FOX AND GSPOT. 

Details :  http://djnocturna.com/masuimi-max-performing-in-hawaii-march-10-2018/

Masuimi Max

Masuimi Max

Morat

Thank you to the models, Alice Demize, Morat, Sensually Yours, Chaos Inc, Rock Star Tattoo, Nephilim Halls & the Hawaii Horror Ball.  

This event also wouldn’t have taken place without the love, passion and dedication of the beautiful gorgeous burlesque dancer, make up artist /hair stylist- the super talented and amazing TRACY LASHES ! THANK YOU TRACY  ! ❤

Tracy Lashes

Photo: DJ Nocturna

Karen Tracewell

Photo: Marie Eriel Hobro

 

 

 

A FEAST OF FRIENDS PLAYLIST, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Playlist for Saturday, November 25, 2017  with DJ Nocturna. For all events coming up, please check out my website: http://www.djnocturna.com   Thank you for your continued support !

  1. The Eurythmics- Julia
  2. The Eurythmics- Here comes the rain again
  3. Love Spit Love- Change in the weather
  4. Love and Rockets- My drug
  5. Fortran 5- Crazy Earth (L’essence De Syd)
  6. Malcolm McLaren- Madam Butterfly
  7. Lisa Gerrard- Meltdown
  8. Anne Pigalle- Looking for Love
  9. Enigma- The child in us
  10. Conjure One- Sleep
  11. Delerium- Stopwatch Hearts (featuring Emily Haines)
  12. Leonard Cohen- Famous Blue Raincoat
  13. David J- The Fugitive
  14. INTERVIEW REPLAY of DAVID J,  BASSIST OF BAUHAUS AND LOVE AND ROCKETS – You can also hear it here on Soundcloud :  https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/david-j-from-bauhaus
  15. David J- The day that David Bowie died
  16. Bauhaus- Crowds
  17. Bauhaus- Stigmata Martyr
  18. Bauhaus- She’s in parties
  19. Love and Rockets- So alive
  20. Joy Division- Chance (Atmosphere)
  21. David Bowie- Warszawa
  22. Mission UK- Stay with me
  23. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Lime Tree Arbour
  24. Japan – Night Porter
  25. David J- Goth Girls in Southern California
  26. Peter Murphy- My last two weeks
  27. Love and Rockets- Holiday on the moon
  28. Billy Idol- The dead next door
  29. Siouxsie and the Banshees- You’re lost little girl
  30. Decima Victima- Tan Lejos
  31. The Neon Judgement- Chinese Black
  32. The Cult- Black Angel

 

 

 

A FEAST OF FRIENDS PLAYLIST, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Playlist for Saturday, November 18, 2017  (with Guest DJ Missy Black)

DJ NOCTURNA

  1. Clan of Xymox- A Forest
  2. Clan of Xymox- Strange 9 to 9
  3. Attrition- The Internal Narrator
  4. Hawthorn – Tony Wakeford/ Matt Howden- Rose Coloured Sky
  5. Kirlian Camera- Eclipse (V.1994/B)
  6. Die Form- Transvisions
  7. Dead Can Dance- Ullyses
  8. INTERVIEW WITH NAGASITA   – Listen to the interview here https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/interview-with-nagasita
  9. Material Mantra
  10. DAVID J – All we ever wanted was everything- Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/david-j-from-bauhaus
  11. Peter Murphy- Bewlay Brothers
  12. The Cure-10:15 Saturday Night
  13. Virgin Prunes- Baby Turns Blue
  14. Rozz Williams/ Gitane Demone- Flowers
  15. Yazoo (Only you )  2017
  16. New Order- Regret
  17. Sinead O’Connor- Sacrifice
  18. Depeche Mode- But Not Tonight
  19. UltraVox- Reap the Wild Wind
  20. OMD- Enola Gay

DJ MISSY BLACK ( 80s SET )

  1. Michael Jackson- Smooth Criminal
  2. David Bowie- Let’s Dance
  3. Prince- I would Die  4 U
  4. Joy Division- She lost control
  5. Gary Numan- Matel
  6. Bauhaus- Lagartija Nick
  7. Peter Schilling- Major Tom (Coming home)
  8. A Flock of Seagulls- Space Age Love Song
  9. Book of Love- Boy
  10. Ministry- I wanted to tell her
  11. Depeche Mode- Strange Love
  12. The Cure- The Walk
  13. Nitzer Ebb- Murderous
  14. Soft Cell- Tainted Love
  15. Attrition- Thin Red Line
  16. Depeche Mode- Policy of Truth
  17. Dead or Alive- You spin me round (Murder mix)
  18. Paul Hardcastle- 19 (Destruction mix)

 

TEMPLE TRIBAL FUSION BELLYDANCER NAGASITA PERFORMS WITH DAVID J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets)

She has been a sought after belly dancer and teacher of the Pacific NW region,  teaching Tribal Nouveau Temple Dance and Ritual Theatre Internationally. I am so honored that she accepted my invitation to come to Honolulu to perform at David J’s live music performance on Saturday, December 2nd at Next Door (43 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).

I first met Nagasita in 2012 when the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii brought Nagasita to Honolulu where she conducted workshops and performed  along with Shakti Dance Movement who shared the stage with her along with others.  Nagasita is a stunning performer to watch and she moves like a serpent, the “Princess of the Serpent Land.”

The beautiful and mesmerizing Nagasita is a Temple Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer who studied under Kashmir Shaivism at the Rudrananda Ashram where she learned  ancient ritual practices from India and Tibet.  Avant garde, innovative and in the cutting-edge of her craft,  she is one of the pioneers of ritual performance in Tribal Bellydance today.

Born in Oahu and later moving to the Big Island, Nagasita danced Kahiko with the Hula Halau which led to an affinity for sacred interpretations through movement.  She is also experienced in yoga and a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor. Nagasita has studied under the teachings of Tribal Fusion bellydance legends, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Moria Chappell and Severina. She spent a number of years studying Odissi Indian Classical dance under the guidance of Jamie Lynn Colley, Colleena Shakti and Moria Chappell, and Butoh with Mizu Dezierto.  She teaches various workshops internationally such as Ritual Theatre, costuming and adornment and so much more. As the founder of Tribal Nouveau Temple Dance Troupe APSARA, she also co-produced the Anahata Festival and world renowned Eastern Nouveau Dance showcase Salon L’Orient and was the director of the dark theatre troupe she founded called Bogville while living in Portland, just to name a few.

Thank you for the Honolulu Star Advertiser and Elizabeth Kieszkowski for the awesome write up in the TGIF Section page 3 on David J, bassist and founding member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets and Nagasita.

David J write up

Nagasita will be performing one night only in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Next Door. Tickets for this event can be purchased here:

djnocturna.com/david-j-performing-live-december-2-2017/

Listen to the Interview with DJ Nocturna on  A Feast of Friends KTUH 90.1 FM 

 

 

Nagasita

 

 

Nagasita at David J

Nagasita

 

Nagasita