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Live at the Atherton x 3: Joelene, Dae Han, Maryanne Ito

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Live at the Atherton x 3: Joelene, Dae Han, Maryanne Ito

We've found ourselves creating music in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio on three different occasions. At least, it'll be three come Monday, May 18th when 27-year-old singer Joelene shares an intimate solo performance of her original music and influential covers. Joelene joins Aloha Got Soul Who is Joelene? She's the newest member of the Aloha Got Soul label family. You might've heard her on FRNT BZNZZ's "Was It Love" single, released earlier this year. It was my first time, that's for sure! And when FRNT BZNZZ played me that tune, I was blow away by her vocal prowess. That's saying...

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Mid-winter by the pool: 5-hours of Japanese and Hawaiian music at Ace Hotel Palm Springs

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Mid-winter by the pool: 5-hours of Japanese and Hawaiian music at Ace Hotel Palm Springs

I look fondly in anticipation any time we get to play tunes poolside at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Regardless of the season, it's a warm and welcoming place to curate sounds for an audience content on relaxing by the water all day long. So when Ace hit us up to join dublab and Mr. Good Boy for a 3-day "Kyoto Weekender" at the hotel, we immediately said yes. Kyoto in the desert? Ace recently announced the opening of their first location in Japan: the Ace Hotel Kyoto. To celebrate, their Palm Springs location decided to dedicate a weekend...

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Recap: Third time's a charm: Japan with Lord Echo and friends

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Recap: Third time's a charm: Japan with Lord Echo and friends

Bookended by gigs with Lord Echo in Tokyo and Osaka, our recent travels to Japan found us gigging in Kyoto, Nagoya, and Fukui.

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Mahalo Monday: A weekly party in Venice Beach, presented by Aloha Got Soul

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Mahalo Monday: A weekly party in Venice Beach, presented by Aloha Got Soul

2016 was a great year for the label. The previous year had seen the release of Mike Lundy's The Rhythm Of Life to solid praise around the globe, and especially in Europe and London thanks to the help of my good friend Cedric Bardawil (together we launched the Soul Time party series in 2014). In 2015, Cedric introduced me to Quinton Scott of Strut Records, with the hopes that we'd find a way to release a compilation of funk, soul and jazz gems from Hawaii. We did just that! Beginning in early 2015, while Mike Lundy's music reached new fans...

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An excerpt from Soul Time in Tokyo, 2019

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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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