About

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. Contact him here.

All content on this website created by Roger Bong, except where noted.

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.

Selected press:

BRUTUS
Contrast Magazine
Wax Poetics
Deutschlandradio Kultur
GQ Korea
Gilles Peterson Worldwide BBC Radio 6
Hawaii Public Radio (1) (2)
Honolulu Magazine
Hana Hou!
HAWAII Magazine
FLUX Hawaii
Jetstar Magazine
anna magazine
Record Collector UK
Majestic Disorder
Bandcamp Daily

  1. Keanohi Davis-Milo September 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I appreciate all you’ve done on this website. I am the eldest daughter of one of your featured artist: BABADU! Mahalo for your kind words of expression in regards to my father’s music.

    Reply

  2. Nice shirt! And I recognize that LP, heh.
    Dennie@Hungry Ear

    Reply

  3. Just got the Mike Lundy – the Rhythm of Life LP. Mahalo Roger!

    Reply

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