It’s nearly here, friends: the first release on the new Aloha Got Soul record label. I want to take some time to update you what’s been going on since making the official announcement last November.
Firstly, here’s what the inaugural release sounds like:
“The Rhythm Of Life” and “Tropic Lightning” were originally released in 1980 on Mike Lundy’s LP, The Rhythm Of Life, now known throughout the world’s record collecting community as a Hawaiian holy grail.
Mike Lundy exclusively licensed the tracks to Aloha Got Soul. We’re releasing a second 45 off TROL after this one, and we’ll be doing a full LP reissue by year’s end.
The official release date is Saturday, January 31, 2015. Available at Hawaii record stores and select UK record shops. Online at alohagotsoul.bandcamp.com.
Digital formats will be available later on. We’re holding off to give this vinyl the full spotlight treatment.
Pre-orders begin soon. Those on our mailing list will be the first to receive notification of the exact pre-order date.
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Release parties are being planned as I type this. Two parties in Honolulu and at least two more in London, thanks to my Soul Time counterpart Cedric Bardawil.
Here’s what we have so far. All events are free and open to the public:
Thursday, January 29 at Bevy Bar, 7pm – 12am
Record Label Launch Party (Soul Time In Hawaii edition)
DJs Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin
Special appearance by Mike Lundy
Advance copies of the release will be available
Saturday, January 31 at Hungry Ear Records, 12pm – 2pm
Official In-store Release Party
Meet-and-greet/signing with Mike Lundy
Tunes curated by Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin
Saturday, January 31 at Brilliant Corners, 7pm to 1:30am
Official Label Launch & Release Party (Soul Time In London edition)
DJs Cedric Bardawil and Laura Coxeter
Copies of the release will be available
In-store release party (parties?)
…more details coming soon
Mike Lundy is stoked. On his behalf, I want to say “thank you for believing!” We are truly grateful for your support—it’s what got us this far and what will keep us going.
We can’t wait to release the rest of The Rhythm Of Life.