Aloha Got Soul is a blog-turned-record label with a mission of bringing rare and relatively unknown music of Hawai‘i to the surface, as well as contributing to the diversity of Hawai‘i’s music scene and strengthening its reputation in the global music community.
Roger Bong started Aloha Got Soul in 2010 after hearing DJ Muro’s Hawaiian Breaks mix. In 2015, after five years of digging up out-of-print music and retelling artists’ stories through blog posts, interviews, and mixtapes, Roger evolved Aloha Got Soul into a record label. Download a high resolution image here.
A brief timeline:
August 2010 – Roger launches the blog, Aloha Got Soul (here’s the very first post)
March 2014 – Roger collaborates with London-based DJ Cedric Bardawil to create Soul Time In Hawaii
January 2015 – Roger launches the label, Aloha Got Soul. During the same month, Soul Time in Chicago kicks off.
Gilles Peterson Worldwide BBC Radio 6
Hawaii Public Radio (1) (2)
Record Collector UK