Aloha Got Soul – Pupu Mix [Download]

As the days roll along towards warmer mornings, scorching mid-days and sweltering nights, I begin subconsciously compiling solstice sounds to get me through the season. A single or two here, a mix or three there. I’ve already got Vacationer and their infectious #NUHULA cued up but one album just won’t do. Like any other #musichead, I simply need MOAR!

So with “Surf & Sun” in mind and plugged into Bandcamp’s search field, I came stumbling across Aloha Got Soul and their supremely soulful mixes. Full of completely Hawaiian Funk, Jazz and Soulful rarities, the mix loosely based on DJ Muro‘s fantastic “Hawaiian Breaks” mixtape from back in 2009, should serve as a revisit of old favorites for some and an introduction to the depth of homegrown rare grooves the islands have offered over the decades for most.

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Tracklisting

01. Vic Malo – Ode to Waiaihole and Waikane Valley
02. Phase 7 – Dance the Night Away
03. Kevin I. – Rock Your Body
04. Paramour – If It Were Up To Me
05. Mackey Feary Band – Stop Running From Love
06. Nohelani Cypriano – Mystery Blue
07. Lil Albert – River of Steel
08. Gabe Baltazar – Just the Right Mixture of Innocence and Wickedness
09. Chucky Boy Chock and Oahu Brand – Walking in the Jungle
10. Herb Ohta (Ohta san) – Blue Sky
11. Aura – I’ll Remember You
12. Babadu – I’ve Got My Roots
Go HERE to get the goods or just use the Bandcamp widget above. Either way, hit play and Walea!

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