We're still reeling from the release party with Kakubarhythm at Daikanyama UNIT. It was amazing — probably the best concert any of us have ever experienced, as our friend Mark told us at the end of the night (grateful for that compliment, Mark!). The venue was packed, everyone was dancing, and so many of our [...]
We are super pleased to welcome O‘ahu-born soul singer Nick Kurosawa to the Aloha Got Soul label. In September 2017, our lives changed when we heard Nick's deeply heartfelt voice on a YouTube video that had just over 1,000 plays. We immediately rushed to see his next gig. From there, our friendship grew. We locked in [...]
We set up our turntables and mixer inside the barn-like space at SALT, the mixed-use development recently built in Kaka‘ako, across from some wooden panels that would act as a canvas for artists Solomon Enos and Nicole Naone. This was just a small slice of the annual Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i, which kicks off every year [...]
A welcome contender in the ever-flowing stream of funk 45s, AGS-7008 is a solid addition for DJs worth their salt — and our contribution to the "beautiful sounds" of the world.
Each year, FLH opens their vault of used vinyl to the public for their annual Music & Book Sale. This year, we're helping them host an after-the-sale Vinyl Listening Party on Saturday, Jan. 13th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The last time I went to New York was roughly 2005, it was for a family vacation with my grandparents and older brother. We stayed in Manhattan, saw a show on Broadway, drank some Manhattans in the hotel lobby bar. We spent all of our time together, with the exception of one afternoon when my [...]
In its purest state, Momi's music is more angelic than anything ever heard from these islands, a gorgeous literary and musical experience that elevates the spirit. More people need to hear her music, just like this — sitting in a room with Momi's stories and music, everyone sharing in the perpetuation of positivity. Pure, inspiring, Aloha. This is Momi.
On August 5, 2017, Mike Lundy's band The Deltones will perform live for the first time in decades. Joining him are Phase 7, Aura, Greenwood, and Odyssey.
“Sounds of Hawaii” is a photo series documenting recording studios that once existed in the Kaka’ako, Ward, and Ala Moana areas. The project is part of Smithsonian's ‘Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence.
Records stores, chance meetings, last minute errands, longtime friends, free beer, and the first train in the morning. A recap of Soul Time in Tokyo 2017.