Aloha Got Soul is a blog-turned-record label with a mission of bringing rare and relatively unknown music of Hawai‘i to the surface, as well as contributing to the diversity of Hawai‘i's music scene and strengthening its reputation in the global music community.
Roger Bong started Aloha Got Soul in 2010 after hearing DJ Muro's Hawaiian Breaks mix. In 2015, after five years of digging up out-of-print music and retelling artists' stories through blog posts, interviews, and mixtapes, Roger evolved Aloha Got Soul into a record label.
Download a high resolution image here.A brief timeline:
August 2010 — Roger launches the blog, Aloha Got Soul (here's the very first post) March 2014 — Roger collaborates with London-based DJ Cedric Bardawil to create Soul Time In Hawaii January 2015 — Roger launches the label, Aloha Got Soul. During the same month, Soul Time in Chicago kicks off. January 2017 — Aloha Got Soul begins filming its first documentary with filmmaking friends from Brazil. May 2017 — First overseas event: Soul Time in Tokyo
Worldwide BBC Radio 6
National Geographic (page 19)
Hawaii Public Radio (1) (2)
Record Collector UK
We currently do not have a physical location. Our releases are available at select retail locations in Hawaii and worldwide.
Retail locations in Hawaii:
USA/EUROPE: Light In The Attic
ALL OTHER REGIONS: Send us a message