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Did you get your copy yet? || #MakuaRothman + #RaiateaHelm are both looking absolutely amazing in the latest issue of #ModernLuxuryHawaii. || #Hawaii #music #aloha #mountainappleco #fashion #hawaiian #style #Mahalo
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uberTAXI is FREE in Honolulu February 18-20. You could get picked up by one of them! All the details are here http://bit.ly/FREEuberTAXIHNL! #CHEE
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Makua Rothman's "SOUND WAVE" is available now on CD! You can pick up your copy TODAY, wherever Hawaiian music is sold, or online from Mountain Apple Company!
www.mountainapplecompany.com/sound-wave

#MakuaRothman #MountainAppleCo #SOUNDWAVE #NewRelease #Hawaii #HawaiianMusic #Music #IRespectMusic
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Did anyone watch +Hawaii Five-0  night? Season 4, Episode 14 "Na Hala a Ka Makua" is available now on iTunes. It's not to late to check it out + hear Makua Rothman's song "Beautiful Life".

https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/na-hala-a-ka-makua/id686275564?i=811296217

#Stoked #Happy #MusicMonday #LuckyWeLiveHi #SoundWave #MakuaRothman #MountainAppleCo #irespectmusic
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Yes I did. I loved it !
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Makua Rothman will be performing at this year's Honolulu City Lights! On the Skygate Concert Stage @ 7:30PM!

Saturday, December 7th, 2013.
Also featuring performances by The Brothers Cazimero, Robi Kahakalau and more!
#MakuaRothman #MountainAppleCo #Aloha #Music
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Makua MidWeek Sighting!

#MakuaRothman was featured in Uncle Tom's Gabbin's celebrity news! Don't miss him this weekend with Slightly Stoopid!

Nov 15 - The Republik - Oahu
Nov 16 - Rob's Good Times Grill - Kauai
Nov 17 - Maui Arts and Cultural Center - Maui
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MAHALO NUI LOA +ModernLuxury HAWAII! 
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Check out this awesome article from INhonolulu Magazine +Will Caron about Makua Rothman and his new release, SOUND WAVE! http://inhonolulumag.com/2014/02/11/ride-the-sound-wave/

Don't miss Makua at the Hawaii Theatre Center this SATURDAY, 7:30PM! http://ow.ly/t85k4
Pro-surfer and, now, musician Makua Rothman has come out with his debut album, Soundwave. February 11, 2014 Will Caron Photos by Zak Noyle You’ve likely heard the name Makua Rothman before. The 29-...
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Did you catch Makua Rothman on Hawaiian105 KINE w. +Billy V + Mele Apana for some "NA`AU THERAPY"? You can listen to the FULL INTERVIEW now online! http://ow.ly/twwMP

Makua Rothman's new album SOUND WAVE is now available wherever music is sold! www.mountainapplecompany.com/makua
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Did anyone watch Hawaii Five-0 Friday night? Season 4, Episode 14 "Na Hala a Ka Makua" is available now on iTunes. It's not to late to check it out + hear Makua Rothman's song "Beautiful Life".

https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/na-hala-a-ka-makua/id686275564?i=811296217

#Stoked #Happy #MusicMonday #LuckyWeLiveHi #SoundWave #MakuaRothman #MountainAppleCo #irespectmusic
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CONTEST IS ON! Watch Makua Rothman surf live at the Volcom Pipe Pro happening this morning in beautiful Hawai`i: http://www.volcompipepro.com/live/

#luckywelivehi #makuarothman #soundwave #surfer #musician #hawaii #kine #music #volcompipepro #hawaiian #style #happy #musicmonday
Banzai Pipeline, January 26 - February 7, A WQS 5-Star Event, $130,000 Prize Purse
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SOUND WAVE by Makua Rothman || NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sound-wave/id778849825

Get caught up with SOUND WAVE as it takes you on a new and exciting adventure where music makers meet wave riders in this collision of creative collaboration.

#MakuaRothman #MountainAppleCo #New #Music #SoundWave #Hawaii #Aloha #googleplus  
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"Lovely" peaked at number four on Billboard's Digital Reggae Singles chart!  Alright Makua!!!
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Makua Rothman proves he’s equally effortless in making music as he is slashing a 66-foot wave with this appealing mix of reggae, rock and pop. Now 29 years old and a longtime regular on the international surf contest circuit, Makua has created an enamored keystone to his musical career. The Mountain Apple Company is proud to present his debut album SOUND WAVE, recorded and produced in Los Angeles with the invaluable help of legendary artist, composer, producer [and of course, surfer] John “Feldy” Feldmann. Even if Makua didn’t pick up an `ukulele as a child, his reputation as a world-class surfer would be assured.

He continues the family line that began with his father Eddie Rothman of Hui O He`e Nalu, the prideful Hawaiian club of native riders that made its reputation in the late 1960s early ’70s.

During the making of SOUND WAVE, Makua concentrated on songwriting over a two week period, keeping to a daily routine of an early wake-up call, morning fitness training, and then spending the rest of the day with “Feldy” at his house. “I met a lot of cool songwriters and musicians,” Makua said. “It was one of the best times I had. I completely checked out from surfing. In order to make something special, I knew I had to sit down and work.

Feldy and I did that from between 11 in the morning to 11 at night.” Makua’s SOUND WAVE is a marked departure for Mountain Apple (already known for its stellar catalog of contemporary Hawaiian music), but Jon de Mello’s company is looking forward to this new foray in contemporary — and homegrown — music. There is one concession to Makua’s native Hawaiian roots: the standard “`Ulili E” is given a spacious sound with reverberations of Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo‘ole’s version that even includes a vocal sample from Braddah IZ himself. The connection between the two artists was real: Makua remembers visiting IZ whenever he was in town surfing. Makua would stop by IZ’s condo afterwards and hang out, playing `ukulele and shooting the breeze with IZ while he was in the exercise pool. Besides Braddah IZ, Makua’s Hawaiian musical influences were obvious ones, familiar to local audiences.

“I would listen to all kine — the Cazimeros, Brother Noland and Bruddah Waltah.” You can hear that deep-rooted Hawaiian style throughout Makua’s album. The first two breakout tracks, “Lovely” and “Fight the Sun,” represent different facets of his love of the islands. The former is a sunny reggae tune that professes his love of the local girls, while the latter is an anthem that fiercely defends the beach lifestyle vital to his sport and life.

Makua also proves himself to be quite the vivid storyteller, as “Underneath the Halo” and “The Night” proves, filled with imagery of the hang-loose good times that he celebrates.

And, of course, there’s a generous helping of Makua’s `ukulele playing throughout the album, the small instrument that set him on this musical journey in the first place. SOUND WAVE is sure to be an album to appeal to both island listeners and those elsewhere who live and dream of a life near the beckoning surf.

“Hawaii is so special and I want to try to represent the islands as best as I can,” he said. “I want to keep that vibe of aloha and take it with me around the world.”
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