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Hawaiian Breaks 2020: DJ Muro digs the Aloha Got Soul catalog

Hawaiian Breaks Mixes

Hawaiian Breaks 2020: DJ Muro digs the Aloha Got Soul catalog

If you've been following AGS since day one — or if you've managed to dig through our blog post archives all the way back to the very first post ever made here — you'd know that DJ Muro’s Hawaiian Breaks mix from 2009 inspired me to start AGS in the first place!  Ten years later, I can't hardly believe I'm writing this, but DJ Muro is releasing a new mix in the Hawaiian Breaks series this week, and it's all about Aloha Got Soul and the music our little label has been releasing since 2015. It’s been a trip to see this passion project/blog-turned label...

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Absolutely Mackey: a mix to honor Mackey Feary (and the Facebook Group dedicated to the singer)

Mackey Feary Mixes

Absolutely Mackey: a mix to honor Mackey Feary (and the Facebook Group dedicated to the singer)

The power of user-generated community and content is amazing. Inspiring. Profound, even. In 2011, not long after starting this blog, I decided to "embark" on the beginnings of what would be an all-encompassing project to document Mackey Feary's entire discography, "including special appearances, producer credits, foreign releases and unreleased recordings." So in June of that year, I created this page, and started to compile subsequent pages that recorded album covers, interviews, and related blog posts. The farthest I got with the project — well, it wasn't very far: I managed to create this discography (which I'll re-post below), as well...

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An excerpt from Soul Time in Tokyo, 2019

Events Mixes Soul Time in Hawaii

An excerpt from Soul Time in Tokyo, 2019

Listen to an excerpt of our live DJ set with Roger Bong, Hideki Yamamoto, and appearance by Maryanne Ito. From Soul Time in Tokyo 2019.

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Two new mixes: Aloha Got Soul on NTS Los Angeles and The Lot Radio

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Two new mixes: Aloha Got Soul on NTS Los Angeles and The Lot Radio

We spent some time in Los Angeles and Brooklyn last month with the opportunity to drop into two outstanding online radio stations, NTS and The Lot. Both broadcasts are available for playback below (and on each station's respective Mixcloud). The NTS show was 100% music from Hawaii or connected to the islands — that Lani Groves track comes from an LP that was recorded in LA and Maui, and the Manila Machine band was a Filipino group that performed often in Hawaii, despite their LP not being recorded in Hawaii. It's always fun to share some island tunes I've been...

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That Tokyo Melody: DJ Notoya at Soul Time In Hawaii

Events Mixes Recap

That Tokyo Melody: DJ Notoya at Soul Time In Hawaii

When paired with photos from the evening, DJ Notoya's recording transports the listener to Soul Time In Hawaii. Together they recreate an authentic, nostalgic experience of what this monthly all-vinyl event in Honolulu is like. Even though the sound quality is far from perfect, it perfectly captures more than a mix ever could.

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