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Listen to Roger Bong’s island-style Home Grown set on NTS

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Listen to Roger Bong’s island-style Home Grown set on NTS

On this latest installment of his monthly NTS 2 show, Roger Bong digs deep into his extensive collection to deliver rare archival oddities and uncovered gems direct from the islands, including a handful of forthcoming releases from the Aloha Got Soul label. “When piecing this month’s show together, I gravitated toward the song ‘Dreary Afternoon’ by John Ka‘imikaua. The sound and feel of ‘Dreary Afternoon’ informed the rest of my set.” This particular song comes from an early 2000s CD released by Hula Records that features several original compositions from the Moloka‘i musician and Kumu hula. The song is available...

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Follow-up set: Aloha Got Soul #4 on VF Live

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Follow-up set: Aloha Got Soul #4 on VF Live

We're back.  This latest VF Live set was recorded impromptu immediately following our third installment for the series. Pulling from our crates, we edge away from the previous set's pop and psych sounds to paint a vivid image of Hawaii's range of styles, from tongue-in-cheek Vangelis tributes (see: Doug Lindsay and Pegge Hopper) and out-of-print Seawind covers to the latest AGS 7" (FRNT BZNZZ) and surfer soundtrack gems (Honk). The resulting mix is a trip through the duo's signature ability to highlight Hawaii's music in a refreshing, unexpected manner. Learn more: https://thevinylfactory.com/live/vf-live-aloha-got-soul-4

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Watch our latest all-Hawaiian 7” set for The Vinyl Factory's VF Live

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Watch our latest all-Hawaiian 7” set for The Vinyl Factory's VF Live

For Aloha Got Soul’s latest VF Live show, Oliver and Roger Bong spotlight the sun-kissed sounds of Hawaii during the ‘60s and ‘70s with standout selections in garage, psych, and pop. 

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Eclectic sounds from Hawaii on NTS Radio: Home Grown with Roger Bong

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Eclectic sounds from Hawaii on NTS Radio: Home Grown with Roger Bong

On this latest installment of his monthly NTS show, Aloha Got Soul label head Roger Bong digs deep into the Hawaiian CD collection at KTUH, University of Hawaii's college radio station to deliver rare archival oddities and uncovered gems direct from the islands. “For me, Home Grown is an opportunity to broaden my scope of digging to compliment the often experimental and leftfield sound of NTS. It’s a chance for me to listen more intently to every crack and crevice of Hawaii’s musical canon and share it with everyone.” Across his expansive 60-minute set, the Honolulu-based selector connects the dots...

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Watch AGS drop an intimate all-Hawaiian, all-45s mix for VF Live

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Watch AGS drop an intimate all-Hawaiian, all-45s mix for VF Live

“These are the sounds that connect us to home, that bring us closer to the land and the people of these islands.” In their second exclusive session for VF Live, Aloha Got Soul’s Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin take you on a laidback musical journey to the idyllic Hawaiian Islands. It’s the latest installment in an ongoing TVF series that spotlights vinyl selectors around the world — from LA’s J. Rocc to Bangkok’s Maft Sai. Across 60 scintillating minutes, the duo digs deep to deliver future 7-inch releases from local luminaries including Steve & Teresa, Mike Kahikina, Seprock, and more....

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