Hapa Perdue (HAPA)

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Hapa Perdue (HAPA)

DJ HAPA is considered one of the best guides you could have on the musical journey he creates every night. Describing his sound as “#FeelGoodSound”, he is known for playing a multitude of genres and blending it all together to create a unique soundtrack. His list of accolades and clients includes such top brands as Ducati, Ferrari, Formula1, Microsoft, ESPN, Lululenon and The Grammys, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as his musical selection: Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, and Drake to Bruno Mars, Marshmello, and Chromeo. In 2016, Hapa created a new group called Phil N Good, where he is executive producing remixes and original tracks accompanied by live instruments.
HAPA has a unique gift of being able to connect with people through a variety of forms. He is as comfortable in front of the camera, hosting live events or in a boardroom as he is in the DJ booth. This versatility has helped land him some pretty unique opportunities including being the first resident DJ on the Emmy award winning KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles, a feature on The Ellen Show and the turntablist in the 10 piece Miles Electric Band.
E D U C A T I O N:
Recently dubbed “The DJ Coach”, HAPA has found a way to blend his 20+ years of experience as a DJ with his passion for teaching, to deliver informative and digestible concepts in the classroom. His degree in Sociology (UCLA) and his ever-growing diverse list of accolades makes him a tremendous asset as a mentor and coach. HAPA prides himself on being at the cutting edge of music, education and technology and is well versed and certified in practically every major hardware or software brand that is in the DJ space. Since 2004, HAPA has helped build Scratch DJ Academy and their various locations throughout the US into the world’s leader in DJ education that it is today and has a new project titled “The DJ Coach” to bring valuable mentorship to DJs and aspiring DJs across the world. In 2020, Hapa will begin a new chapter as “Professor Hapa” at Mount San Antonio College where he will be teaching DJ performance as a part of a first-of-its-kind Audio Arts Degree Program inside of the largest community college in California.
B E Y O N D T H E M U S I C:
In addition to his work in music, HAPA is incredibly passionate about mentorship and spreading the message of perseverance and following one’s passion. In 1998, Hapa was diagnosed with Epilepsy and he refers to it as one of the greatest teachers in life, encouraging him to focus on living life to the fullest, the centerpiece to his commencement keynote at UCLA. Currently, HAPA is an official spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation and is determined to help spread awareness for the condition that affects more than 65 million people worldwide.
Equally passionate about family values, HAPA has recently co-founded “A Tribe Called Dad”, a weekly podcast with longtime friend and fellow “non-to-five” dad, DJ Spider. The two aim to bring more light and representation to the fathers who are making a positive impact in their kid’s lives while maintaining a foothold in curating culture.

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Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.


Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.


Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records