1990 – Express Mix Vol. 1 & 2
Way Out West Enterprises was developed in 1990 along side Music Express productions. “Radical Rob” Onekea developed several “Express Mixes” for DJ use only consisting of the best dance mixes for nightclubs and radio. Remixes were done for such artists as MC Hammer, Janet Jackson, C&C Music Factory, Two In A Room, Bell, Biv, Devoe, Michelle Le’, The Good Girls, and also gave birth to Lagit MC and Rocky Oda. The mixes were very successful and were distributed worldwide.
1991 – Lagit MC “Strollin” 12″ single
releasing the Express Mixes, Hawaii bases rapper “Lagit MC” released this 12″ single which did great Island wide. Flip side features Hector “D”track entitled “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”.
1991 – MC Brains “Everybody’s Talkin Bout MC Brains”
After the hype of Lagit MC’s 12″ single, New Edition alumni Michael Bivins contacted Way Out West Enterprises to do the title single of Mc Brains Full Length album entitled “Lover’s Lane”. The song was featured on MTV, BET, and had a heavy rotation through out the continental United States. The album peaked at #31 on the Top RnB/Hip-Hop Album chart. This song did very well in establishing Way Out West Enterprises as a major force in the music industry in Hawaii.
1991 – MC Brains “Everybody’s Talkin Bout MC Brains” Single
Released as a single “Everybody’s Talking Bout MC Brains” got quite a bit of attention making an appearance on the Billboard Singles Chart at #23.
1991 – Project X “Proceed With Caution”
based rapper Nestly hooked up to create a very positive, message oriented album to educate as well as entertain. Unfortunately, right before the project was completed, the group was relocate back to Philadelphia and the project
was never released.
1992 – Na Waiho’olu’u O Ke Anuenue “Journey”
Not long after, requests started coming in to produce Island Style music. Having tasted a little success with national artist’s, work began on Na Wai’s album and production for “Dancing Queen” began. The song became an instant Island Classic.
1992 – Fiji – “Evolution”
A bigger breakthrough in Island Music came when Rob was approached by Platinum Pacific Recordings to work on Fiji’s debut album “Evolution”. Production was done on two tracks. “Nasty” and “Rock Me”, which both had a more urban contemporary feel.
1993 – Na Leo “Friends b/w Colorblind”
Creating a dance floor remix for Na Leo’s colorblind was no easy task. Traditionally know as a more adult contemporary group, the services of Fiji were called upon to add some flavah to the track. The result was a bomb niteclub remix for the masses!
1993 – J’Ville Hustler’s
Floridian rappers J’Ville Hustler’s worked with Way Out West to produce tracks for a 12″ single they were releasing. “All The Way Down” and “Low
Down Funk”. The group was later signed to Universal Music and yours truly at Way Out West got “hustled” with no credits, no props, no problem. A couple of weeks after the signing they were dropped.
1993 – Jimmy Da Geek “So So Haolified”
KCCN FM100 Dj James “Jimmy Da Geek” Bender came to the Way Out West Studios to work on a solo album which contained parodies of songs such as “Gambler’s Paradise”, “Let’s Go Cock fighting”, and “So So Haolified”.
1993 – Power Pax “Music Value Pax / In The Mix
Getting back into remixing, Way Out West studios put together this dancemix compilation along side MVP/ITM records. It featured remixes by Kris Kross, Naughty By Nature, and many others. This CD also featured the single by Project X “You Can’t Flex With The X”.
1993 – Street Songs “Music Value Pax / In The Mix
This CD was the follow up to “Power Pak”. It featured remixes by Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature, Onyx, Zapp, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, 95 South and more. Plus it featured island recording artist “Mr. Louie” performing his debut
release “Keep It On The Downlow”. The CD overall sold over 20,000 units.
1994 – Legacy “Sun Goddess”
This debut album by Island Artist’s legacy was the first full blown Island project for Way Out West to handle. It featured various Island entertainers on it such as Brian Kessler, Robi Kahakalau, Alicia Randolph, and others. A nice blend of Kalapana mixed with Cecilio and Kapono, this CD did great on Island
1994 – Bu La’ia “Skateboarding Was The Case”
This star studded album by Island renegade Bu Laia followed up his huge seller “False Crack” and features many island celebs such as Fiji and Ilona Irvine. Focusing around his arrest at the Honolulu International Airport
for skateboarding, Bu released this album which had alot of controversy but nonetheless, still sold very well and got his point across..
1994 – IslandStyle Christmas “Volume 1”
Christmas songs in the Islands are always going to be favorites. Especially “Last Christmas” by Sunway which was put together by Way Out West Studios as well. Still heard every Christmas, doing it Island Style has always been the Way Out West theory.
1994 – Sudden Rush “Nation On A Rise”
Designed to make noise and make a statement, Way Out West Enterprises collaborated with Hilo natives “Sudden Rush” to bring this debut album to the masses. Blending rugged hip-hop riddems along with Island themes, “Nation On A Rise” was, and still is a breakthrough album.
1994 – Flashback Cafe’ “Music Value PAx / In The Mix
Delving into the realm of Modern Rock, this mix was put together by DJ “Radical Rob” Onekea featuring mainstream artist’s such as Depeche Mode, The Cure, Simple Minds and more!
1995 – Surf Session “Volume 1”
A compilation album about the surf scene in Hawai’i was the cast call for this Island Classic album. “Sudden Session” was a result of a session
between “Radical Rob” and “Sudden Rush”.
1998 – Surundi “Tales From A Kinky Headed Afro” b/w “Forty Thieves”
This single features vocal styling’s of Surundi formerly of the group Taste Buds of Truth. With a unique lyrical style similar to The Pharcyde, Digable Planets and Q-Tip. This single was a hot seller and opened up many doors for Surundi.
1998 – Southern Exposure “Holla At Your Boy”
Hailing from the Dirty South, Southern Exposure brought gritty lyrics over Way Out West tracks for their debut album on For Richer Or Poorer Records in Atlanta. It featured 3 original songs produced, recorded and mixed by Way Out West Studios as well as 2 remixes.
1997 – Sudden Rush “Don’t Blame The Youth” single
Exclusive CD featuring Keali’i Reichell remixing the classic “Youth of Today” with a Hawaiian flavor talking about the youth of Hawaii. b/w Hawaiian Pride anthem for Proud Hawaiians!
1997 – Sudden Rush “Ku’e”
This is the album that took Hawaiian Rap to the forefront of Island Music. Recruiting the help of Keali’i Reichel, Willie K, Ehukai, Guy & John Cruz, Kolaboration of Soulz and others, the definition of “Na Mele Pa Leo Leo”, the originators of Hawaiian Rap, make their anthem heard by the masses. Winning several “Rap Album of the Year” awards, and being in many Surf Videos, and also being featured in “Beyond Paradise”, a full blown feature film about Hawaiian Culture. This was an instant Classic!
1997 – Keali’i Reichel “E O Mai”
One of the most successful entertainers in Hawaii, Keali’i Reichel called upon Way Out West to add some upbeat hip-hop elements to his third CD entitled “E O Mai”. Production was provided for the theme song from the movie “Babe”. This album peaked on the Billboard World charts at #2.
1998 – Kolaboration Of Soulz “KOS”
The first full-fledged R&B project to be released from the Way Out West camp. Featuring Jevan Pasley and Gerard Pizzaro, this Compact Disc generated alot of hype regarding legitimate R&B music in Hawai’i. Mixed and mastered in the same studios in L.A. that Dr. Dre and NWA recorded at this album broke barriers in Hawaii as far as quality content goes. This title also features Sudden Rush and others.
1999 – Na Waiho’olu’u O Ke Anuenue “Together”
Way Out West releases the new CD by veteran “Jawaiian” female superstars “Na Wai”. Giving them a more mature sound this album contains solid hits featuring Fiji, Sudden Rush and B.E.T. Plus a modern version of Kaulana Na Pua as well as the hit song “Why You” featuring Fiji.
1999 – Kapena “Kapena Is Da Crew”
With 14 albums under their belt, Island recording artists Kapena recruited Way Out West to record and remix 2 songs for their 11th album “Kapena Is Da Crew”. “Radical Rob” is featured on 2 tracks. “Ging-gang Gooly” which is
a popular folk song in the tahitian islands, and “Listen to the Music” which was made popular by the Doobie Brothers.
2000 – Na Kane Nui “You Will See”
Taking a side step to the more traditional side of Hawaiian music, Na Kane Nuu provides the smooth harmonies, and rhythms while Way Out West provides the grooves making a wonderful combination of Hawaiian and Reggae.
2000 – Norm “Unforgettable Dream”
Follow up album to his “Hawaiian Born” CD, Norm enlist’s Way Out West Studios to modernize and funkdify his solid R&B vocals over pounding Island Rhythm’s and groove bringing him to the forefront of Today’s Hawaiian Music scene.
2000 – Pride Of The Islands Volume 3
Taking the competition winners of the 1999 Pride of the Islands music competition, Way Out West Studio’s along with KCCN FM100 assembled this powerful combination of Reggae, Hawaiian, and Pop music to bring All of Today’s Hawaiian Hit Music to you on one CD featuring artist’s like Keali’i Reichell, Ho’onu’a,
Natural Vibrations, and Jon Yamasato. POI 3 was also nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Compilation of the Year.
2000 – Ho’onu’a “Have A Good Good Time”
The second album release by Ho’onu’a features an original song made for Island radio station KCCN FM100 entitled “Summertime Fun” and a remix of “Fire”. Both tracks were recorded, mixed and produced by “Radical Rob” Onekea.
2001 – The KCCN FM100 All Star Band
What do you get when you mix DJ’s and the best Island Entertainers? An All Star Band Album with the hottest songs and best Island DJ’s together to support the March Of Dimes. Featuring artist’s like Quino from Big Mountain, Sudden Rush, Three Plus, Jon Yamasato, Kaonohi, Jevan Pasley, Norm, and Ilona Irvine.
2001 – Pride of the Islands Volume 4
Another great compilation bringing even more of the brightest young talents to the masses through this KCCN FM100 sponsored event. Winners of the 2001 Pride of the Islands competition assemble on this great compilation. This volume features island musicians Jamin, Jeff Rasmussen and others.
2001 – Sunny Daze “A West Side Story”
Way Out West Enterprises provides the awesome soundtrack to the epic video documenting the life of Sunny Garcia, the 2000 Surfing World Champion. It features original music by “Radical Rob” Onekea as well as Hawaii based recording artists B.E.T., Redeye (from the group Sudden Rush) and more!
2001 – Official Soundtrack for Sunny Daze “A West Side Story”
This pounding soundtrack features original music from the film Sunny Daze “A West Side Story”. It features original music from “Radical Rob” Onekea and many top island entertainers such as Jamin the Chief Ragga, Axshon, B.E.T., RedEye of Sudden Rush, Ilona Irvine and more!
2002 – Norm “I Belong To You”
Way Out West provided 2 powerhouse tracks for this Island Music veteran. A remix of Freddy Jacksons “Rock Me Tonight” and an original track featuring Sudden Rush entitled “In These Islands”
2002 – “Good Loving” & “Wild World” – Island Roots
Two strong hitting R&B, Dancehall fused tracks were included on this world renown compilation series on Quiet Storm Records. Dancehall rapper D-Ru provides smooth lyrics and Onique provides the sweet and sexy hook of “Good Lovin”. A remake of Cat Stevens “Wild World” is also included featuring the Phenomenal Ladies an D-Ru blending a nice urban groove to an already Island Classic.
2002 – “Salsa” Rolando Sanchez – Salsa Hawaii
International recording artist Rolando Sanchez along with Quiet Storm Records approached Way Out West to provide a remix of “Salsa” originally performed by War. This modern club rhythm mixed with the hottest latin percussions and vocals guarantee to rock any nightclub.
2002 – Sudden Rush “EA”
Released in the summer of 2002, this third album by Hawaii’s originators of Na Mele Paleoleo is sure to get listeners both young and old to notice the message of sovereignty and hawaiian independence. Featuring a plethora of Island Music superstars such as Fiji, Ho’onu’a, Natural Vibes, Jon Osorio, Jevan Pasley, and a special remix of Hi’ilawe FEATURING Gabby Pahinui. The album debut in Hawaii at the number 1 spot and on the Billboard World charts in the number 12 position. Music from this album has already been featured in feature films like “Night Marchers” as well as the group made an appearance on the 2002 Fox Teen Choice Awards.
2003 – Pure Aloha “Volume 1”
The Pure Aloha CD features various artists from Hawaii, Las Vegas, and even Wisconsin. Volume One was entirely produced by Way Out West Enterprises for Vizzun Entertainment. It features a wide variety of music from Reggae superstars Bonafide, Hawaii recording artists Sudden Rush, B.E.T., Hawaiian Homeboy, Bu La’ia, Kaulana Pakele, Pito Javier, Cammy Saba, Kris D’Autremont and more. The Pure Aloha CD ties in with Pure Aloha Clothing and apparel as well as the Pure Aloha Music Festivals that travel the west coast of America.
2003 – Mister Tripp “What People Say”
A first time release for this Hilo native, Mister Tripp joins Sudden Rush in the studio and on the road to combine a powerful R&B voice with the impact of Na Mele Paleoleo (Hawaiian Rap) innovators Sudden Rush. Featuring guest artists Sudden Rush, Pete Nutt, Detron, Bufo, BET and Kaulana Pakele (formerly of the Mana’o Company).
2004 – Overdrive Live – Season 3
Way Out West Enterprises was chosen to take over on-air production for Overdrive Live which has established itself as the leading island music video program. Way Out West developed show content, elements, special effects and compositing work. Way Out West also developed many of the music videos during this season.
2004 – Overdrive Live “Volume 2” DVD
The second installment in the Overdrive Live Video series was developed by Way Out West Multimedia. It contains music videos from some of Hawaii’s hottest recording artists. In it’s first week of sales, the DVD hit the number 32
spot on the Billboard Music Video charts.
2005 – B.E.T. (Big Every Time) “Universitile”
This brand new release from Hawai’i’s hottest dancehall duo is probably their strongest release to date with a solid combination of dancehall, reggae and urban island grooves that only Way Out West producer “Radical Rob” Onekea can do. Featuring guest artists Glisten, Kristyle and Wayne of the Rude Boyz. Definitely a hot release for 2005! For more information visit them online at www.bigeverytime.net
2006 – Jerry “Pito ” Javier “Feels Like The First Time”
The debut CD from Maui native Jerry “Pito” Javier was released with alot of support throughout the islands. With a strong follow up to his already hit single “Where Do I Go From Here”. With a diverse sound combining R&B, Reggae and urban grooves, “Pito” delivers a top notch CD with music and lyrics that have a deeper side then most common island CD’s. For more information, visit www.jerryjavier.com
2006 – Overdrive Live Volume 3
The third installment in the Overdrive Live Video series was developed by Way Out West Multimedia. It contains even more music videos from some of Hawaii’s hottest recording artists. This DVD also features the music video “Puppy Love” from Jerry “Pito”