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Repress alert: Mike Lundy "The Rhythm Of Life" back on wax in 2020

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Repress alert: Mike Lundy "The Rhythm Of Life" back on wax in 2020

Mike Lundy's funk-and-soul classic, The Rhythm Of Life, repressed for a second time on vinyl from Aloha Got Soul. Available late November 2020. 

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The eighth volume of our Aloha ‘Āina series dives deeper than ever before

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The eighth volume of our Aloha ‘Āina series dives deeper than ever before

It was late February before the world closed down, and the impending travel restrictions to and in Hawaii meant travelers and locals keen on outdoor escapes in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands would soon be relegated to their sofas at home, replete with nothing more than a computer screen or mobile phone, hopefully at least with a decent sound system to enjoy during lockdown.  Aloha ‘Aina, Volume 8: Field Recordings of Hawaii by Pacific Sounds In those anticipatory moments of the world coming to a still, I realized something that had been under my nose for a long time: Kit Ebersbach had tons of field...

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Eddie Suzuki's "City Of Refuge" is one of those songs that feels like eternity

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Eddie Suzuki's "City Of Refuge" is one of those songs that feels like eternity

"City Of Refuge" is an island psych rock rarity that burns blissfully like the Hawaiian sun. Available on vinyl and digital platforms from Aloha Got Soul. (AGS-036)

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Phase 7 "Playtime" will make you dance and make you laugh

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Phase 7 "Playtime" will make you dance and make you laugh

Phase 7's "Playtime" album, recorded in 1980 at Honolulu’s Broad Recording Studio, captures the band’s winning combination of playfulness and musicianship across eight tunes. Available on vinyl LP from Aloha Got Soul.

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Roots Run Deep: our new imprint for Hawai‘i reggae on wax

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Roots Run Deep: our new imprint for Hawai‘i reggae on wax

Earlier today, Oahu entered another lockdown. It's not the first one this year— back in April, the entire state entered a stay-at-home mandate, an unprecedented move that shut down — but it definitely heightens the reality of the pandemic, reminding us to be smart, safe, and respectful to the community-at-large. Back in April, Likkle Jordee, a local reggae artist who hails from my hometown of Mililani, posted a string of singles on his Bandcamp and Shopify pages. These were tune he'd made during the lockdown with his go-to producer, Pana. Together they created one of the most relevant and timely songs of...

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