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Join Kainani Kahaunaele for a Hawaiian vinyl digging excursion at AGS

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Join Kainani Kahaunaele for a Hawaiian vinyl digging excursion at AGS

Kainani Kahaunaele joined us with her two daughters for a dig through the bins at AGS. The award-winning singer, songwriter, and ’Ōlelo Hawai’i language teacher shared her knowledge and mana’o about numerous songs, musicians, stories, and family memories while flipping through the records in our ‘used Hawaiian vinyl’ section.  Filmed and edited by Max High.  AGS is a record shop in Honolulu and the headquarters for Aloha Got Soul, a record label championing new music and rare reissues from the Hawaiian Islands. Pre-order Kainani's new vinyl record on Aloha Got Soul here.

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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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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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Shoutout to the graduates: Paying tribute with funky Hawaii High School Band records

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Shoutout to the graduates: Paying tribute with funky Hawaii High School Band records

What a time to be alive, right graduates? It's 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled practically every in-person graduation ceremony. And, well, we're incredibly envious of you! Envious? Yep. Mainly because Barack Obama spoke at everyone's commencement the other day. Virtually, of course, but regardless — how cool is that? But also, and more importantly: being young today means you are only just beginning to make your mark on the world. So, congratulations on this opportunity to leave a positive impact! Here's a niche way to say congrats: vinyl records To show our appreciation in the best way we know...

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