If there is one word to describe the paradise isles of Hawaii it would be Kau’i. Kau’i is the Hawaiian word for “the beautiful.” Kau’i’s name can be used to describe almost anything in the tropics, but above all he’d like it to describe his original music. His close friends and musicians really can’t pin point just one song they like. There is one thing they all agree on and that is that the albums entirety as a whole work is great. Many were asked to try and label what type of reggae they would classify his songs under. Most say top 40 reggae, while some say island reggae and ska, but Kau’i says it’s just his own.
The PUSH TO GROOVE is the title he gave his debut album. Kau’i has been pushing for a long time to get others to groove and so came up with the perfect title that best describes the long journey he’s been on to complete it. It’s complete with ten original songs, which Kau’i has written and composed. Kau’i had the great opportunity to work with Kona Chang who is a magnificent producer of Linekona Records. This album will be digitally released and capable of download through itunes, cd baby, amazon, etc. It is also available in a four panel CD hardcopy. You may also download this album through a link at his newly constructed websites kauimusic.com & facebook.com/kauimusic.
Kau’i comes from a very musical family. Growing up learning how to play music in church as his father and uncles before him was everything to him. He has been song writing since the 6th grade and learned all the instruments that make up a band. He knew then that he could write and compose all of his own musical compilations. Being inspired by cousins who are well renowned artists such as Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Melvin Amina from 3 scoops of Aloha, Ernie & Kona Chang of Tropical Knights, Del Beasley and Donald Kaulia. Kau’i has been playing music as a professional in clubs and hotels for over ten years, performing different types of genres and styles. He has met an incredible amount of talented musicians and has grown to love and appreciate music from all kinds of different backgrounds
With the successful intentions of this debut album, entertaining listeners across the airwaves and the digital world is just the beginning. This album will preferably pave the foundation of establishing Kau’i as a versatile musical artist. Developing into a well renowned artist is his primary focus. Discussions to complete additional albums is a possibility already being explored.
Being a new indie artist who has reached this point in his life has been a blessing. Given the chance, this album will not disappoint. It’s full of style, originality and heart. Have a listen and you will enjoy his music.