Johnathan Clarke Slypert

Melissa Moniz
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Friday - June 15, 2007
Johnathan Clarke Slypert
Johnathan Clarke Slypert

aka: iNTREPIiD

Hometown? I was born in Atlanta. I came to Hawaii at the age of 1 and have lived here ever since.

High school graduated from? University High School (UH Lab School)

How did you get your start in music? It all started as a toddler banging pots and pans on Mom’s kitchen floor. It really took off at the age of 10 when Mom gave me a pair of tap shoes and taught me how to tap dance.

Can you describe the music on your recently released CD? Hip-hop in its truest form: Experimental.

What are the details on your upcoming CD release party? It will be on Saturday, June 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Union Church’s Parish Hall. Tickets are $12 presale, and $15 at the door. Children 5 and younger are free. For special discounts and group rates, contact Nani at 255-8129.

What other artists will be performing at the event? We will be featuring local guest artists including slam poet Kealoha, The Revivals (a Samoan Gospel Choir), Or1ginal, and Bless’d Chil’, as well as members of CUC’s Youth on the Move. Students from the Movement Center (a non-profit performing arts school) will also be featured dancing to two of Dreamcatcher’s tracks.

Any ongoing/upcoming gigs? I can be seen performing with Henry Kapono and the Wild Hawaiian Orchestra July 4 at Ala Moana Center.

What are your goals musically? To continue to write and produce music for myself as well as for other artists. Music that has a positive effect on listeners of all ages.

Musical inspirations? Influences and inspirations are: The Holy Spirit, my wife, Africa Bambaataa, Kraftwerk, Miles Davis, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Masta Ace, Speech, George Clinton, the BeeGees, Haiku De Tat, Ben Harper,Jennifer Johns,Outkast and Prince.

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