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.
The hope for every project on the Aloha Got Soul label is to create a lasting document of timeless music that reaches a new crop of listeners in Hawaii and the world. For a place like Hawaii, so isolated from the rest of the world, it is invaluable to create an exchange of knowledge and ideas between these islands and distant destinations.
Even though Waikiki isn't what it was like when Rob Mehl was growing up, it was the perfect backdrop to the beginnings of a new project for Aloha Got Soul, and a new friendship between two people who love music and stories.