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Gaurab Thakali: Designing Soul Time In Hawaii's Two Year Anniversary

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Gaurab Thakali: Designing Soul Time In Hawaii's Two Year Anniversary

For the two year anniversary of Soul Time In Hawaii, we worked with South London artist Gaurab Thakali to produce a small edition of hand finished screen prints which became our event poster. We were drawn to Gaurab's work for his imaginative illustration of the early American jazz scene. He captures this period with a warmth that's missing in today's representation of popular music. You might mistake it for nostalgia. However, he didn't witness any of this first hand. Gaurab's a 25-year-old graduate from Camberwell Collage of Arts with a passion for drawing, skateboarding, and jazz. The work he's created...

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Soul Time at Two Years: Connecting the old with the new, the local with the global

Events Soul Time in Hawaii

Soul Time at Two Years: Connecting the old with the new, the local with the global

In March 2014, Aloha Got Soul hosted a dual-city party in London and Honolulu. We called it Soul Time In Hawaii, and since then we've been hosting it every month in Honolulu, London, and Chicago. You might remember the mix we created for the party: Now it's 2016, and we're celebrating the two year anniversary of Soul Time with a week of special events in Honolulu. Our friends from Chicago and London are flying to town to help host the events. We're also welcoming Amsterdam's Red Light Radio to Hawaii for their first time to broadcast each event live. Here's...

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That Tokyo Melody: DJ Notoya at Soul Time In Hawaii

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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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Release Parties in June: Mike Lundy's second 7-inch single (AGS-7002)

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Release Parties in June: Mike Lundy's second 7-inch single (AGS-7002)

The second release from Aloha Got Soul is here. After months of waiting for the test pressings to arrive (thanks to Record Store Day for the springtime delays at the pressing plant!), the second 7-inch from Mike Lundy is on schedule for worldwide release on June 22, 2015. The single will be available from the Aloha Got Soul online shop and select retailers worldwide. We've also made the tracks digitally available on Bandcamp and all major digital outlets. Just like Mike's first release in January, we're celebrating with two parties in Honolulu, plus two parties in London and one in...

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8 Hours, 100% Hawaiian Vinyl: The 1-Year Anniversary of Soul Time.

Events Mixes Recap Soul Time in Hawaii

8 Hours, 100% Hawaiian Vinyl: The 1-Year Anniversary of Soul Time.

On March 26, 2015, Aloha Got Soul celebrated the one-year anniversary of Soul Time In Hawaii, our monthly all-vinyl party right here in Honolulu. To celebrate, we played 100% Hawaiian vinyl all night: 8 hours straight. Initially, the Soul Time party was a one-off event in two cities to promote a tee/mixtape collab I did with a new London apparel company called Weekends West. We held it in Honolulu and London. The events were a success, so we turned Soul Time into a monthly gig on both sides of the globe. (We recently had the opportunity to expand to the...

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