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.
Last year, I thought the Fitted x Aloha Got Soul collaboration would breed the only mixtape I'd release for Aloha Got Soul in 2012 (if you're curious, it's on its the way... patience!). With No Place Like Home—my fourth mixtape of the year—I'm sending you on a journey through the beautiful places of Hawaii, as [...]
Before I get to work on the next 1x10x100 mixtape (can you say 45s?), diggers out there need to know who's behind the tracks on the first mixtape in the ongoing 1x10x100 series. After all, music like this deserves to be shared. Artists in pursuit of the purest sound of the soul deserve to be recognized, [...]
With this post, I happily share with you the full Paradise: 1x10x100 Revisited tracklist, including artist, label, and release year for each track. And if you don't already know, 1x10x100 Revisited is an oasis of smooth soul and jazz sounds that take the listener to a paradise within oneself.
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.
One store, ten dollars, one hundred records. That's what this free mixtape is all about. It's called 1x10x100, an ode to Harry's Music Store in Honolulu and the soulful vinyl records that populated its record bins. Over the course of one weekend, I spent $10 and scored 100 records—soul, funk, disco, pop, jazz, fusion. I walked away enlightened, and I want you to hear what I found.
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 for one of the biggest releases of 2012 to drop. Neither can we. Introducing the Pupu Mix by Aloha Got Soul and Fitted. Aloha Got Soul [...]
Aloha Got Soul just got more fans in South America, thanks to the Brazilian black music blog known as coletivoACTION, which features rare groove music from around the world. Check out the mixtape "E komo mai! The cozy grooves of Hawaii" plus an interview with yours truly.
DJ Muro's Hawaiian Breaks Tracklist now complete! (I just need to add the little details, like release year, catalog number, record label) ALOHA GOT SOUL is dedicated to the funky, soulful, jazzy sounds of Hawaii, so it's only appropriate that I start with DJ Muro's 1hr+ mix, "Hawaiian Breaks." Released in late 2009, the mp3 [...]