It's nearly here, friends: the first release on the new Aloha Got Soul record label. I want to take some time to update you what's been going on since making the official announcement last November. Firstly, here's what the inaugural release sounds like: "The Rhythm Of Life" and "Tropic Lightning" were originally released in 1980 on Mike Lundy's LP, The Rhythm Of Life, now known throughout the world's record collecting community as a Hawaiian holy grail. Mike Lundy exclusively licensed the tracks to Aloha Got Soul. We're releasing a second 45 off TROL after this one, and we'll be doing a full LP reissue by year's end. The official release date is Saturday, January 31, 2015. Available at Hawaii record stores and select UK record shops. Online at alohagotsoul.bandcamp.com. Digital formats will be available later on. We're holding off to give this vinyl the full spotlight treatment. Pre-orders begin soon. Those on our mailing list will be the first to receive notification of the exact pre-order date. Subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to find out. (If you decide not to subscribe, you'll have to keep checking Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out when pre-orders open.)
AGS-7001 - Mike Lundy "The Rhythm Of Life" / "Tropic Lightning"
Release parties are being planned as I type this. Two parties in Honolulu and at least two more in London, thanks to my Soul Time counterpart Cedric Bardawil. Here's what we have so far. All events are free and open to the public: HONOLULU Thursday, January 29 at Bevy Bar, 7pm - 12am Record Label Launch Party (Soul Time In Hawaii edition) DJs Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin Special appearance by Mike Lundy Advance copies of the release will be available Saturday, January 31 at Hungry Ear Records, 12pm - 2pm Official In-store Release Party Meet-and-greet/signing with Mike Lundy Tunes curated by Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin LONDON Saturday, January 31 at Brilliant Corners, 7pm to 1:30am Official Label Launch & Release Party (Soul Time In London edition) DJs Cedric Bardawil and Laura Coxeter Copies of the release will be availableIn-store release party (parties?) ...more details coming soon.
Postcard included with Mike Lundy for AGS-7001. Photographs of Mike during the record sessions in 1980.
Front of postcard liner notes included with AGS-7001, featuring a photograph of Mike Lundy at The Rhythm Of Life recording sessions in 1980.
Mike Lundy is stoked. On his behalf, I want to say "thank you for believing!" We are truly grateful for your support—it's what got us this far and what will keep us going. We can't wait to release the rest of The Rhythm Of Life.