For the two year anniversary of Soul Time In Hawaii, we worked with South London artist Gaurab Thakali to produce a small edition of hand finished screen prints which became our event poster. We were drawn to Gaurab's work for his imaginative illustration of the early American jazz scene. He captures this period with a warmth that's missing [...]
In March 2014, Aloha Got Soul hosted a dual-city party in London and Honolulu. We called it Soul Time In Hawaii, and since then we've been hosting it every month in Honolulu, London, and Chicago. You might remember the mix we created for the party: Now it's 2016, and we're celebrating the two year anniversary of [...]
When paired with photos from the evening, DJ Notoya's recording transports the listener to Soul Time In Hawaii. Together they recreate an authentic, nostalgic experience of what this monthly all-vinyl event in Honolulu is like. Even though the sound quality is far from perfect, it perfectly captures more than a mix ever could.
Some things take time, something we don't always have enough of. I first connected with Rob Butler, the man behind Be With Records, in October 2014. He sent me a friendly email and mentioned plans to visit Hawaii in mid-2015. Rob and I both do the same kind of thing: run a record label that focuses on [...]
A brief overview of what's been happening with this first release (a 7-inch by Mike Lundy, in case you missed it) and the new Soul Time sister party: Soul Time In Chicago.
July! Where have you gone?! Slow down already, it's nearly August! I can confidently speak for my friends Dennie and Ward at Hungry Ear when I say that this month has been crazy busy, a whirlwind of exciting news and opportunities and, of course, responsibilities to be tended to. Owning an independent record store—one that's bringing in new [...]
In brief: everyone loved our Soul Time In Hawaii parties that we've decided to do it monthly in Honolulu and London.
I had the opportunity to interview Al Pascua of Hawaii's jazz-fusion band Music Magic. We go back to the beginnings of his career—when he got his start in local military clubs in Hawaii at the age of 15.
Introducing Soul Time In Hawaii, Weekends West's first t-shirt available to the public, accompanied by an all-vinyl soundtrack of proper soul, funk and disco music from the Hawaiian Islands, mixed by Roger Bong.
Expect to hear all-Hawaiian all-vinyl grooves during the first 90 minutes of the Honolulu edition of The Do-Over.