Simply put: New York's Daptone label is the standard bearer and flag-waver for the classic R&B sound. Without ever sounding hopelessly nostalgic or derivative, the artists on Daptone revel in the timeless sound of soul, evoking Aretha and Marvin and Booker T while maintaining a singular sound. This singles collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Daptone, a series of sizzling 7 inches from one of the best labels around. Or as someone wiser than I once put it: to know 'em is to love 'em.
By Douglas Wolk on 11.04.14 in Features
Douglas Wolk talks with the Staten Island funk group about their stoner-rock influenced new record.
By Nate Patrin on 10.21.14 in Reviews
Somewhere in the deepest recesses of the Budos Band's influence file, tucked between vintage Ethio-jazz and golden-age '70s instrumental funk, there's a dusty matte-black folder marked "DOOM." The Budos' interest in clas...
By Andrew Parks on 09.15.14 in News
Daptone Records has announced its most ambitious series of hometown shows yet, a three-night stand at the Apollo Theater from the imprint's popular Daptone Super Soul Revue. Set to happen December 4-6, the residency will...
By Katy Henriksen on 07.22.14 in Features
Gospel legend Naomi Shelton talks about her new Daptone record, 'Cold World'.