Tina Viernes, known around town as DJ Anit, is one of Hawaii's most highly regarded DJs. Currently a resident DJ at Addiction, one of Hawaii's premier night clubs, Tina has been gaining fast popularity on the west coast as well as overseas with her uncanny ability to read the audience and get the party started. Spinning a wide variety of music including electro, dance, house, mash-ups, R&B, hip hop, and live mixes, it is obvious that Tina has a deep appreciation for all genres of music and an unsurpassed level of enthusiasm for what she does.
Tina started her career as a teenager, surprising the industry with her ability on the turntables at local DJ battles. Determined to make a name for herself, she entered the 2002 DMC Battle and was awarded second place. Shortly after that, she was able to land gigs at some of the most popular night clubs in Hawaii. Over the years, the local DJ community has fully embraced Tina -- established DJs from Nocturnal Sound Krew (Compose, Eskae) and the Architects (Delve, XL) are among her biggest supporters.
Tina has had the opportunity to share her talents on the west coast in the Bay Area (Temple, Cellar, Club Six, Poleng, Sabor, Sloane, Fluid, and Taste) as well as in Los Angeles (Les Deux, Hyde, and 24k). She has also landed gigs in San Diego (House of Blues, Thin/Onyx, and Confidential). She was also invited to spin in Las Vegas at Prive. Tina has also been invited to travel overseas to Singapore and the Philippines. She has opened concerts for: Dilated Peoples and Run DMC. She has also spun at a number of after parties for some of the music industry's elite, including: Nas, Dilated Peoples, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicole Scherzinger, Bubba Sparxxx, LMFAO, Run DMC, and Bruno Mars. Aside from the impressive resume Tina has built for herself, it is a small marvel to watch her spin live in any environment, to watch her instantly build rapport with her audience and transform any event into a remarkable experience. If you're not able to catch her live at downtown's Next Door and SoHo or at Addiction in Waikiki, Tina's mixes can also be heard on 102.7 Da Bomb on the weekends.
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