The last time I went to New York was roughly 2005, it was for a family vacation with my grandparents and older brother. We stayed in Manhattan, saw a show on Broadway, drank some Manhattans in the hotel lobby bar. We spent all of our time together, with the exception of one afternoon when my [...]
Records stores, chance meetings, last minute errands, longtime friends, free beer, and the first train in the morning. A recap of Soul Time in Tokyo 2017.
The hope for every project on the Aloha Got Soul label is to create a lasting document of timeless music that reaches a new crop of listeners in Hawaii and the world. For a place like Hawaii, so isolated from the rest of the world, it is invaluable to create an exchange of knowledge and ideas between these islands and distant destinations.
This double LP brings to light the music of Robert ÆOLUS Myers, featuring recordings previously available only on cassette or CD. For Aloha Got Soul, this marks a new chapter of bringing rare and relatively unknown music of Hawai‘i to the surface.
With the help of a Japanese professor, Google translate, and a small working knowledge of the language, I was able to piece together a simple translation of Aiko's "Fly With Me" and "Time Machine". This is a simple way for non-Japanese speakers to understand what the songs are about.
The year has come and gone quickly, but not without bringing some incredible opportunities to the table. As the end of 2016 draws closer, I'm sending this note to express my gratitude for the supporters, collaborators and believers who have helped Aloha Got Soul grow organically and steadily throughout the year.
Years ago, running a record label was merely a dream for me. Although the idea initally came to me in 2012, it wasn't until 2015 that I finally turned that dream into a reality. It took a while to figure the basics out, especially since pressing a record is a complicated process — one that likely scares away newcomers who are looking for a "how to" guide.
Hawaii's oldest record shop is temporarily closing its doors as it finds a new home in Honolulu.
When paired together, Aiko's "Fly With Me" and "Time Machine" complement each other so well that a 7-inch on Aloha Got Soul was in order. Here's the story of how AGS-7005 came to be.
The one and only annual gathering of vinyl record dealers and enthusiasts is the Hawaii Record Fair. And it's returning to Honolulu in greater glory on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Founded in 2012 by the oldest record shop on Oahu—Hungry Ear Records—the fair continues to grow and evolve. This year it'll forgo its regular venue for a [...]