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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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Hawaiian Breaks 2020: Limited color tees and hoodies (Everpress)

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Hawaiian Breaks 2020: Limited color tees and hoodies (Everpress)

For as long as I've known, Japan has had the propensity for "Japan-only" releases. This is true for both physical music releases, and merchandise. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but I've learned to accept it (and be comfortable with asking friends in Japan to pick me up a copy of something, although I really try not to do this very often).  Order a limited tee or hoodie here: https://everpress.com/hawaiian-breaks-2020 DJ Muro's Hawaiian Breaks 2020 — the latest mix is his series focusing on music from Hawaii — is, for now at least, only available in Japan. In this case, I can...

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New release: Steve & Teresa's 'Catching A Wave' finally reissued in full!

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New release: Steve & Teresa's 'Catching A Wave' finally reissued in full!

I'm a bit late to announcing this on the blog, but Catching A Wave (AGS-038) dropped last Friday. We're elated with the response it's generated among fans new and old!  It's the first classic Hawaiian album that we've reissued on Aloha Got Soul. Up until now, most the albums we've released have been lesser known diamonds in the rough that sit outside of the Hawaiian music genre spectrum. I believe it's a solid first step in the label's ongoing progression. And I can't thank Teresa and Steve enough for this opportunity. Earlier today, Bandcamp published a feature on the album, detailing its origins in the early 1980s to...

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