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.
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.
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.
Aloha Got Soul might look like its run by a team of vinyl-hungry Hawaiian music fanatics, but in truth it’s a one-man operation. There’s a lot more you probably didn’t know about me, Roger Bong, so I’d like to share some stuff with you. (And yes, my last name really is Bong.)
Has anyone been to the new Harry’s Music Store location at 3270 Waialae Ave? After 6 months of being closed, Harry’s Music Store is finally open.
You know the story: 1 store. 10 dollars. 100 records. When Harry’s Music Store closed in February, I bought vinyl records so dirt cheap, I decided to make a mixtape of my finds. But one mixtape just wasn’t enough—that’s why I made another, it’s called Paradise: 1x10x100 Revisited.
Harry’s Music Store has given the greatest gift to Hawaii that any business ever could: the gift of music. The now closed and soon re-opening shop offers instruments, sheet music, vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, song books, and some of the island’s most knowledgeable and influential musicians and tastemakers.
Aloha kakou! I know you’re hungry to hear the forthcoming mixtape by Aloha Got Soul and Fitted. I know you’re curious about the details, the music, the limited tee. You can’t wait […]
Time is a fragile thing. Each year melts away faster than the last. For musicians, recording a song is the single greatest tactic to beat the effects of time. Luckily for Glass Candle, their music lives on.
My excitement for Aloha Got Soul shot to new levels this weekend after learning that Funk and Soul DJ Craig Charles broadcast those three precious words—aloha got soul—to the eager ears of thousands of music fans worldwide on BBC Radio 6.