Mahalo for you patience. It is finally available digitally and and physically. The album was influenced by you. The audience that I met at my gigs down in Waikiki and while I was on tour. I wanted to give you some classic covers with that island feel. Mind you, majority of the songs are rock songs. It’s another spin on the coined phrase “Island Rock with an Edge.”
I wanted to take it a step further and include a few traditional Hawaiian favorites. Pua Hone, Noho Pai Pai, and Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai are a few Hawaiian Mele that I perform live. Well, I decided to spice them up a bit.
Changing traditional songs are sort of looked down upon. I had to double check with a Kumu Hula to make sure I wasn’t stepping on any feet. There are songs that we shouldn’t touch. I’m glad that these three songs are good to go. These songs include rock guitar and metal style drumming. It’s good for the old and new to come together and open more possibilities for spreading Hawaiian music through different genres.
Hope you guys enjoy the music. Next album will have more originals and maybe a few Hawaiian tunes. Mahalo for rocking out island style!!!
Here’s the tracks and info:
- Shine – Collective Soul
- Benny and the Jets – Elton John
- Pua Hone – Dennis Kamakahi
- Haleakala (House of the Rising Sun) – Public Domain
- Noho Pai Pai – Public Domain
- The Beautiful Ones – Prince
- Enter Sandman – Metallica
- Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai – Public Domain
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 – all instruments and vocals by Ka’imi
Tracks 3 and 8 – Steve Keola on Bass – Luke D’Addario on Drums – Ka’imi on guitars, ukulele, and vocals
Track 5 – Luke D’ Addario on Drums – Ka’imi on all other instruments and vocals.
All tracks mixed and mastered by Demitri Marmash.
Engineer – Shane Brede on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. Track 3, 5, and 8 Demitri Marmash and Shane Brede.
Album Artwork – Ka’imi Hanano’eau
Pics – Aaron Eskeran
Purchase album on iTunes
Purchase album on Amazon Music