Expect feel good tropical grooves to fill the room at Mercury Bar on Saturday, May 18—Aloha Got Soul and Dig This Vibe join up with Chicago’s Andrew Brearley (Meaty Ogre) of Cherries Records for a free night of funk and soul dancin’.
Hawaiian Salt officially dropped last week. Now you can download a free, fully tracked version of the mix. Yup, 27 tracks of funk, soul and groove music created right here in Hawaii.
The long-awaited Hawaiian Salt mix is finally available to stream online in full! Listen now right here via Soundcloud.
Sometimes you gotta think beyond the music to really grasp its power. Think about the stories behind the songs, how the album came to be recorded, even how the band was formed. That’s where you’ll often find the heart and soul of why music exists in the first place.
Native Hawaiians cherished salt for its most important use, preservation. And that’s exactly what Fitted x Aloha Got Soul are doing with this mixtape: preserving the funky, flavorful music of Hawaii’s past.
“It’s like my own little mission, trying to spread the love vibration in my music. I always try to bring people to a higher consciousness in my shows.” – Loyal Garner
Mike Lundy’s The Rhythm Of Life is as serious of a ‘holy grail’ as they come. It’s funky as hell, rare, and every song is channeled from the furthest reaches possible within one man’s soul. Mike Lundy goes deep, is what I’m trying to say.
There were four of us spinning: Shitzr, Aloha Got Soul, Oliver Twist, and Alston. What felt like a dream has landed on Honolulu’s music scene. Dig This Vibe is a reality, there’s no doubt about it.
I got to thinking again, but this time about what makes digging in Hawaii special. Following conversations with local collectors, here are my thoughts about record collecting in Hawaii.
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.
When Kirk left Kalapana and returned to the islands, he wanted to give John Rapoza and 16 other Hawaii musicians a chance to showcase their talent in a super group called Lemuria.
Nearly two years after we started this journey, I can humbly say that in just a month’s time you’ll have a super funky (and super danceable) mix in your hands, plus a dope limited t-shirt, thanks to to good stewards at Fitted Hawaii.
What makes soul, soul? I’ve asked this question before, and my answer is: “soul” moves us from deep within. Herb Ohta, Sr. (Ohta San) taps into that soul spectrum with his Decca LP, Soul Time In Hawaii.