BEHIND THE BOOTH: SUPER CW
May 25, 2017
Every Friday at the Swim Club you can expect a stellar lineup of female DJs behind the booth. Christa Wittmier—aka Super CW—is just one of the Honolulu music mavens that’s regularly poolside, stirring up the sounds and kicking off the weekend with hotel guests and residents alike. We chatted with Christa about her style, her musical inspiration and her favorite albums.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND/STYLE? Melodic house and glitchy nu-disco. Pop remixes and island grooves. Happy, awesome, weird.
HOW DID YOU START DJ-‘ING? Growing up as a musician, I was in my school band as well as the city’s youth symphony program. I was very serious about music in school but lost it when I joined the Navy. Seventeen years later some friends asked me to enter an iPod challenge (because I was always the girl with the playlists), and I won the challenge. Then someone offered to teach me how to DJ with turntables and Serato. After my first public gig in 2012, I got booked for a few more gigs, and then a few more. Soon I had residencies and headlining slots. I think if you are a musician at heart it will always find its way back to you.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES? Aaron Copland, Addal, Cut Copy, ASTR, Bender, Petit Biscuit, Eau Claire, ODESZA, Jai Wolf, Aaron Carmack, Graves, Croquet Club, ZHU, Manila Killa
YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM IS…You can’t ask a DJ that, lol. It depends on my mood but some of my favorites of all time include:
Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope