1985 – In Hawai’i, iervolino & former partner, James Coles, remix tracks by Falco, Janet Jackson, and Jellybean featuring Madonna
1992 – Quiet Storm Records founded
1997 – Quiet Storm Records receives Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for “Praising Him Island Style”
1999 – Quiet Storm Records partners with Universal Music Group
2001 – Quiet Storm Records receives “Hawai’i Governor’s New Exporter of the Year Award”
2003 – “Smooth Island Jazz” released
2023 – “Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i” released
Timeline of Eight National Best-Selling Records based on Billboard Magazine:
1999 – “Roots Music: Reggae Hits From Hawai’i and The World” released
1999 – “Roots Music Volume 2: Private Beach Party” released
2000 – “Island Roots: Contemporary Music from Hawai’i” released
2000 – “Island Roots v.2” released
2001 – “Pure Hawaiian: Music & Images of Hawai’i” released
2001 – “Roots Music III: Jawaiian Experience” released
2002 – Sudden Rush “EA” released
2006 – “Island Roots Volume 6: Burnin’ Mix” released
UrbanIsland Entertainment & Quiet Storm Records
UrbanIsland Entertainment, LLC is a visionary powerhouse poised to revolutionize the world of entertainment. With a commitment to presenting diverse art, captivating music, thought-provoking books, and visually stunning videos & films, UrbanIsland Entertainment embraces a world-centric theme that resonates with audiences on a global scale.
As the music division of UrbanIsland Entertainment, Quiet Storm Records is at the forefront of this artistic movement. With a rich history of producing chart-topping albums and fostering exceptional musical talent, Quiet Storm Records sets the stage for the broader creative vision of UrbanIsland Entertainment. The music division curates a diverse range of music that transcends genres, inspiring listeners with thought-provoking lyrics, irresistible melodies, and innovative sounds with exceptional attention to detail.
A Little History…
Quiet Storm Records was founded by john iervolino, a talented classic rock drummer and rhythm guitar player hailing from Santa Rosa, CA. In 1977, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and embarked on an incredible adventure that led him to Germany. It was during his time there that he immersed himself in the arts of MCing, DJing, and remixing, mastering the craft with finesse.
In 1983, destiny brought john to the mesmerizing shores of Honolulu, where his remixing prowess reached new heights. His remixes of tracks by esteemed artists such as Falco, Janet Jackson, and Jellybean featuring Madonna soared to number one on commercial radio, making history and captivating audiences nationally.
Despite facing numerous challenges, john’s resilience and unwavering dedication eventually paid off. In 1999, Quiet Storm Records joined forces with the Universal Music Group, marking a pivotal moment in the label’s history. This partnership propelled the label to new heights, producing a remarkable array of eight national best-selling albums.
The releases, including the groundbreaking “Roots Music: Reggae Hits From Hawai’i and The World,” captured the hearts of listeners and critics alike. The success of the Roots Music series paved the way for subsequent national chart-topping albums like the Island Roots and Pure Hawaiian series. The release of Sudden Rush “EA” was another milestone victory, as the television network A&E licensed the album for the first three seasons of the hit reality show, Dog The Bounty Hunter.
Quiet Storm Records commitment to excellence and artistic integrity is unwavering. In collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Reggie Griffin, the label released the exquisite “Smooth Island Jazz” in 2003, which surpassed all expectations. This album, available exclusively on compact disc, garnered substantial royalties and left an indelible impact on the music scene.
Looking to the Future…
Quiet Storm Records continues to push boundaries and curate exceptional musical experiences, and is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i on October 6, 2023. This highly anticipated album will be available in a double vinyl set, compact disc, and digital download formats and streaming service.
The Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i project is more than just an album; it is a timeless treasure intended to be passed down from generation to generation. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this collector’s piece embodies a commitment to preserving the artistry, soul, and diversity of music from Hawai’i.
Each aspect of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i has been carefully designed to enhance the listening experience and evoke a sense of nostalgia. The vinyl edition, pressed on 180-gram virgin translucent blue colored vinyl, offers a tangible connection to the golden era of music. With the audio mastered at a top shelf quality by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, delivered at a crisp 45 RPM, every note and nuance are brought to life in stunning clarity and dynamic range.
The packaging of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i further adds to its allure. The vinyl double album comes encased in a 28-point gatefold tipped on jacket, inviting listeners to engage in a visual experience that complements the auditory delight, complete with technical credits and liner notes.
For those who prefer the convenience of digital formats, the album is also available on digital download and on compact disc, presented in a meticulously crafted 24 point gatefold tipped on jacket.
By investing in Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli’i, music enthusiasts not only acquire a masterpiece of sound but also become custodians of a rich musical legacy. This extraordinary album transcends time, preserving the artistry, emotions, and cultural significance for future generations to cherish. Whether displayed proudly on a collector’s shelf or enjoyed through the audio-file quality and warmth of vinyl, this exquisite offering invites listeners to embark on a transformative journey through the enchanting world of Smooth Island Jazz. Aloha and mahalo nui loa…