If you think Hawaii is all about surfing and volcanoes then you’re wrong, it’s about surfing, volcanoes and soul, jazz and funk. Roger Bong is the 50th state’s crate digger supreme, collecting records that are almost too obscure to be true. After five mixtapes in 2012, this exclusive mix for DJhistory means he goes one better than Hawaii Five-O.
Aloha Got Soul fan and stylish tastemaker Tiberio Pedrini of Italy bought an AGS tee “because the yellow one reminds me of the cover of Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine.” Buy your tee and support Aloha Got Soul.
There couldn’t have been a better name for this obscure disco-funk band. Lead by keyboardist Checo Tohomoso, Nova bursts with power and positivity on every track, gradually bring it full-circle at he end of each song. “Can We Do It Good” is a shining example. But where the hell did this record come from?
Every Wednesday in Sydney, Australia, a man named Paris takes over the Australian airwaves at Radio 2SER with his rare groove show, Jumping The Gap. Listen to an exclusive 7-inch vinyl mix by Aloha Got Soul featuring seven Hawaiian funk, soul, and jazz.
You all know Nohelani Cypriano. She’s probably the reason why you love Hawaiian funk music. Her LP, Around Again, has been on your list of most-wanted albums for a long time because no matter how many times you listen to “Lihue”, you keep coming back for more. I can gratefully say that today I had the special privilege of asking Nohelani some in-depth questions about her music career. What I’ve learned from our conversation is this: Nohelani was ahead of her time. But I’ll let her tell you about it.
If not for music, cultures would have a difficult time traveling thousands of miles around the globe in hopes of sharing the spirit of their lifestyle with cities worldwide. But […]
Back when Mackey Feary split from Kalapana to form his own band, Hawaii’s music scene was reaching incredible heights with new releases from talented artists. The debut LP from Macky […]
Wofford-Keat’s “Cheri”—which has been performed by artists like the Kingston Trio and the Peter Moon Band—is a nostalgic love song that transports listeners to a paradise high above the clouds, where Cheri and her silver bird glide gracefully. Listen to “Cheri” and hear for yourself.
Phil Keat and Steve Wofford spent two weeks recording their debut LP, “Road To Home” in Herb Ono’s Sounds of Hawaii studio. With appearances from artists like Henry Kapono and Gaylord Holomalia, “Road To Home” is a pleasant mixture of gentle, soulful tunes reminiscent of Country Comfort and American soft rock/AOR of the era. But I’ll let Phil Keat tell you more about it.
Here’s a nice jam. “Terrie & Me” grew from the local music scene in the 1970s, a time when acoustic guitars and harmonizing vocalists could be found in almost every […]