On August 5, 2017, Mike Lundy's band The Deltones will perform live for the first time in decades. Joining him are Phase 7, Aura, Greenwood, and Odyssey.
“Sounds of Hawaii” is a photo series documenting recording studios that once existed in the Kaka’ako, Ward, and Ala Moana areas. The project is part of Smithsonian's ‘Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence.
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.
Even though Waikiki isn't what it was like when Rob Mehl was growing up, it was the perfect backdrop to the beginnings of a new project for Aloha Got Soul, and a new friendship between two people who love music and stories.
March 2017 marks a pair of monumental events in Aloha Got Soul's seven-year history: DJ Muro comes to Hawaii, and Robert ÆOLUS Myers goes to Brooklyn to perform.
I suppose I didn't anticipate working from 9am to 9pm every day on this project. One of the most important things is the power of connecting with people. We created deep relationships between people who were worlds apart, but now here in Hawaii working passionately on this documentary film. I am forever changed because of this.
We're hosting a special event on Saturday, January 14th at the Surfjack hotel: Aloha Got Soul Documentary Film Exclusive preview screening + talk story Q&A + live music by Maryanne Ito Saturday, January 14th, 2017 7pm - 11pm The Surfjack Hotel Free entry So we've been scurrying around Honolulu, coffee-fueled, shooting interviews with all kinds of [...]
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.