This has been a long time coming: audio interviews with local artists. I've been interviewing artists since this blog's inception, but never took the extra step to create podcast-like interviews for people to listen to. And as my pal Jon Kirby of Numero Group told me via email, "People love some dang podcasts." The idea [...]
We've got something special up for you. Today we dive into an enriching conversation with Ted de Oliveira, the multi-instrumentalist / producer behind the FRNT BZNZZ moniker. Oddly enough, this is probably the first interview of this kind for the blog: a radio-style discussion between myself and the artist. It felt really good to pick [...]
I started writing this post while Hideki Yamamoto was recording his show for Central Pacific Time, an online radio station that me and Lei started earlier this year. Hideki provided a vibe, as usual (I miss DJing with him and Oliver every month at Soul Time In Hawaii — in March, we decided to scale [...]
It was late one night at Bevy. Me, Oliver, and Hideki were wrapping up another Soul Time in Hawaii party, something we did every month (but recently scaled back to doing semi-annually). The time was maybe 1:30am, the bar was pretty much empty by that point and the bartenders were closing up before the 2am [...]
Words come in and out of trend frequently in the English language. I'm sure in other languages this is also true, but for the USA a lot of these words are related to food, technology, and slang. "Organic" is one of them, of course. The funny thing is, "organic" is how Nick Kurosawa described our [...]
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.