DJ Daniel J: A Love & Light Celebration

Throughout the day on January 12, 2020, hundreds of friends, fans and colleagues of DJ Daniel J gathered near Waikiki Beach in his honor. Several of his former cohorts speak on the legacy of “Hawaii’s Godfather of House” and remember his immeasurable influence and impact on the Islands’ nightlife.

Mahalo to participants Sheriff Norm Winter, James Coles and Kathy With a “K” as well as to photo and video contributors Cynthia Fenner, Ed Holt, Sean Yannell, Malia Martin, Kathy Nakagawa and Ken Flynn.

Written by Shawn "Speedy" Lopes

I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. Here is a collection of my works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly, though most of what you read or view here has never been seen before.

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