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Antibalas - Fu Chronicles Black Vinyl Edition
Antibalas
Fu Chronicles Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With a globetrotting 20-year career renowned for being a voice for the people across four decades of political and societal upheaval from the late ‘90s to today, Antibalas celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a stark return to their Williamsburg roots on its latest Daptone Records studio album, Fu Chronicles. Pre-gentrified Williamsburg serves as the backdrop for Fu Chronicles–voyaging back to the early days of when Antibalas and Daptone Records spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo’s kung fu dojo. A senior master of the Jow Ga Kung FuSchool of martial arts, Duke Amayo along with Antibalas founder/baritone saxophonist Martín Perna guide listeners through an epic journey of where kung fu ingeniously intersects with Afrobeat on Fu Chronicles.
James Hunter Six, The - Nick Of Time Colored Vinyl Edition
James Hunter Six, The
Nick Of Time Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.03.2020
Back in the spotlight with a sublime new rhythm and blues record, James Hunter follows up six critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Nick of Time, set for release on Brooklyn’s renowned soul label Daptone Records.

Nick of Time is a shining testament of how a master songsmith continually draws fresh water from a bottomless well. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time features one of today’s foremost soul singers at the top of his game performing with musicians who’ve backed some of the biggest contemporary music stars including Daptone artists Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Nick of Time will be internationally released on March 6, 2020.

For Nick of Time, Hunter and Daptone co-founder Bosco Mann hunkered down in the label’s Penrose Studios in Riverside, California for what certainly will be one of 2020’s standout soul recordings. Unmistakably another stunning James Hunter album, Nick of Time is a voyage between beautiful, mid-tempo rumba recalling early King/Federal releases, while lush arrangements summon lost tracks from early '60s Burt Bacharach sessions. Nick of Time is steeped in an era when soul records were driven by earth-shattering vocal performances. James Hunter hands down ushers classic soul music into the 21st Century with a sense of timelessness that’s rare these days.

James Hunter is an everlasting writer of compelling narratives sung with true grit while backed by an ace band of New York City’s finest musicians. Nick of Time finds Hunter in the company of Victor Axelrod (piano), Adam Scone (organ), Rudy Petschauer (drums), Myles Weeks (bass), Michael Buckley (baritone saxophone), and Freddy DeBoe (tenor saxophone). On the road for an extensive U.S., U.K., and European tour in support of Nick of Time, Matt Slocum (keyboards) takes the reins on keys for a hearty James Hunter Six ensemble ready to electrify soul music fans as they hit venerable stages in a city near you.
James Hunter Six, The - I Can Change Your Mind / Who's Fooling Who
James Hunter Six, The
I Can Change Your Mind / Who's Fooling Who
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.02.2020
The James Hunter Six return with another gem of a two-sider. Presenting! “I Can Change Your Mind” b/w “Who's Fooling Who” - a one-two punch of sultry, soulful rhythm and blues. Once the needle drops you will be swept away by a guiro-kissed, mid-tempo groove, peppered with tasteful horns and a plaintive call and response vocal melody that encapsulates Hunter's deft songwriting prowess. On the flip you'll be treated to a gorgeously arranged ballad that brings to mind the very best of early Jerry Butler sides. James' heartfelt, pleading vocal is the star of the show here, accompanied by a lilting, latinesque beat that will send your troubles up into the lovelorn ether. Another magical single from James and Co.
Antibalas - Fu Chronicles Colored Vinyl Edition
Antibalas
Fu Chronicles Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With a globetrotting 20-year career renowned for being a voice for the people across four decades of political and societal upheaval from the late ‘90s to today, Antibalas celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a stark return to their Williamsburg roots on its latest Daptone Records studio album, Fu Chronicles. Pre-gentrified Williamsburg serves as the backdrop for Fu Chronicles–voyaging back to the early days of when Antibalas and Daptone Records spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo’s kung fu dojo. A senior master of the Jow Ga Kung FuSchool of martial arts, Duke Amayo along with Antibalas founder/baritone saxophonist Martín Perna guide listeners through an epic journey of where kung fu ingeniously intersects with Afrobeat on Fu Chronicles.
Family Daptone, The / The 100 Knights Orchestra - Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul Fugue
Family Daptone, The / The 100 Knights Orchestra
Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul Fugue
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is with great pride that we celebrate this milestone with you. This, Daptone’s 100th 45rpm release, features an unprecedented collaboration of talent from our legendary roster of artists.

The A side, ‘Hey Brother’ is a song written by The FRIGHTNRS and originally performed on their acclaimed rock-steady LP, Nothing More to Say. In the wake of the tragic loss of their singer, DAN KLEIN to ALS just before the album’s release, we felt it to be a fitting tribute as well as an ideal composition to re-imagine as a soulful collaboration between all of our dynamic vocalists. Here we have SAUN & STARR, The FRIGHTNRS, JAMES HUNTER, NAOMI SHELTON, DUKE AMAYO, LEE FIELDS, and of course the late great monarchs of our family, CHARLES BRADLEY and SHARON JONES, all performing shoulder to shoulder on record for the first and only time, singing a message of righteousness and brotherhood over a groove sewn seamlessly together by members of The DAP-KINGS and MENAHAN STREET BAND.

On the flip, ‘Soul Fugue,’ is an epic battle between two massive orchestral armies composed and arranged obsessively by BOSCO MANN based on the Fibonacci series and the number 100. From the left speaker, a battalion made up of all of Daptone’s many brass players is lead by the great DAVE GUY on first trumpet to the beat of Dap-King legend HOMER STEINWEISS on drum set. From the right, all of our woodwind players charge into battle behind IAN HENDRICKSON-SMITH on lead alto saxophone with Dap-Kings stage drummer BRIAN WOLFE pounding the kit. Featuring current and past members of The DAP-KINGS, ANTIBALAS, The BUDOS BAND, MENAHAN STREET BAND, The EXTRAORDINAIRES, The SOUL PROVIDERS, and The DAKTARIS, The 100 KNIGHTS ORCHESTRA crammed into the studio on the rarest of days, Februar y 29th, 2016 to absolutely devour this gargantuan instrumental. What started as an ambitious thank you to you, our beloved fans, has now also become a loving tribute to the brothers and sister we've lost since it’s inception: Charles Bradley, Dan Klein, Cliff Driver, and our eternal Queen, Miss Sharon Jones. So, thank you, friends, for all the years you've help us to "Keep Putting Soul Up". May this disc forever live as a token of our gratitude, and keepsake of the times when our depar ted loved ones shared the stage with us.
Budos Band - V Black Vinyl Edition
Budos Band
V Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As menacing and unhinged as ever, the pride of Staten Island is back with their fifth full-length offering, V. Raw and absent of modern technological trappings, the Budos pick up where they left off with 2014’s “Burnt Offering,” and finds the Budos expanding on the brooding, fuzz-fueled riffs, whilst harkening back to the Ethiopian inspired rhythms and percussive proclivity that put Budos Band on the map. “Old Engine Oil,” a rocker at heart, kicks things into gear and delivers a high-octane burst of Budos mayhem. “The Enchanter” serves up a classic dose of upbeat afro-soul, drenched in a venomous assault of wall-melting proportions that leads you to the “Spider Web,” a rumbling ode to the Cowbell Colossus whose punctuated horn stabs take you on an untamed ride to the dark side of the spoon. The side closes with “Peak of Eternal Night,” whose odd time signature and haunting horns transport the listener to the peak of a menacing otherworldly landscape that’s further explored in the final track “Ghost Talk” – a guitar driven groover that gives way to an organ-washed space ritual beneath sun-summoning trumpet blasts.

Side Two opens with “Arcane Rambler,” an interstellar ramble across space and time that leaves the listener in cosmic purgatory. “Maelstrom,” released as a single shortly after the release of “Burnt Offering,” boasts waves of furious sonic power that batter the listener via a maw of snarling sea-foam bubbling with the power of the Budos. Soon darkness falls as “The Veil of Shadows” is draped across the land – in this realm of twilight one quickly loses their way, only to find themselves at a dusk-to-dawn pyre of budonian proportions. “Rumble from the Void” then pulls you into a percussive black hole of formless beat-worship. There are no horns to help you here, just the tentacles of rhythm that tirelessly pull you back into the void. “Valley of the Damned” closes the record, it’s twisting groove coupled with hypnotic drones of synth and horns transports you to a place of little hope and and even less reason.You’ve been warned…
V.A. - Rhythm Showcase, Volume 1 Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
V.A.
Rhythm Showcase, Volume 1 Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Daptone Records is ready to wrap you in a sonic embrace of soulful sounds from across the seven seas. Introducing The Daptone Rhythm Showcase. Sink your teeth into this baker’s dozen of tantalizing, previously unreleased songs and other deep cuts and diasporic dialogues from across space and time. Get ready to move to this exquisite collection of sultry sounds stretching from the five boroughs of New York to the bustling megacities of West Africa, the deserts of Morocco, the sacred and psychedelic landscapes of the Native American West and beyond. Musical medicine for the body, mind and soul: once again Daptone delivers.
Leon Dinero / Screechy Dan - If You Ask Me / Bandits
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet Colored Vinyl Edition
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited colored vinyl edition. One copy per customer.

November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to announce the release of his fourth and final album, Black Velvet.

Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change", hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love", sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away", and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.

Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.

Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.
V.A. - Bad Education Volume 1 - Soul Hits Of Timmion Records
V.A.
Bad Education Volume 1 - Soul Hits Of Timmion Records
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the better part of 15 years Helsinki's own Timmion Records has released some of the most exciting soul sides happening today. To help spread the Timmion love, Daptone staffers and brass made a list of their favorite Timmion tracks from the past couple years. Presented here is Bad Education, Vol. I, the culmination of weeks of deliberation and infighting (mainly due to their unusually high batting average) - 10 tracks that best represent the eclectic wealth of soulful riches Timmion Records has to offer.

Side 1 one gets cracking with "This is What Love Looks Like", a mid-tempo, breezy dancer by NYC's own Carlton Jumel Smith whose recent album, 1634 Lexington Ave, is poised to be one of the top Soul releases of 2019. Johnny Benavidez, the Texas-born, California-raised balladeer showcases his heartfelt falsetto with "Tell Me That You Love Me" - a beat ballad of the highest order, and a must for fans of Texas giants The Commands. Pratt & Moody, a vocal duo who have been making waves for sometime in their native Finland, serve up another heart-wrenching, head-bobbing ballad with "Lost, Lost, Lost". Picking up the tempo we have the undisputed queen of Finnish Soul, Miss Nicole Willis! The New York native is already a household name on the UK Northern Soul scene, but now it's time for this expat to make some noise Stateside. Closing out the side we have the leather-clad-fringed flute phenom know as Ernie "Scorpio Man' Hawks. The Scorpio Walk's deep groove laced with murmuring fuzz bass and surf guitar rushes the listener like a maniacal villain in an art house spy movie.

Side 2 two packs even more soulful punches, starting with the unreleased track "Until You’re Mine" by Wanda Felicia. Equal parts slick, Big City street harmony and raw, southern soul, the track evokes the ver y best of Fame-era Candi Staton. Next up, we have Bobby Oroza whose featured track "This Love" took the Soul scene by storm upon its release in 2016. His understated, earnest vocal let's the sparse arrangement and heavy beat take you to a place where the sun shines bright and the low-riders shine brighter where the Sunday afternoon sun dances off the gold flecks of custom paint jobs. "Bad Education" the funky, afro-latin soul monster with a message (whose title graces the cover of this album) tips the hat to legends like Joe Bataan and Ray Barreto. The debut single by Bardo Martinez, already known for his work with Chicano Batman, lays down a fier y indictment of the educational system defining it as a mouthpiece for the militar y industrial complex. A heavy tune with a heavier message! From top to bottom Bad Education, Vol. I is a feast for discerning funk & soul freaks alike!
Sha La Das, The - Love In The Wind
Sha La Das, The
Love In The Wind
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Dunham Records/Daptone producer and musician Thomas Brenneck first heard the close family harmonies of the Sha La Das he had a revelation, he knew he had to get it on tape. Direct from Staten Island, the four Schaldas, father Bill and sons Will aka Swivs, who also toured the world playing keyboard for Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Paul of Paul and the Tall Trees and Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, and Carmine had come into the studio in Brooklyn to record background vocals on Charles Bradley’s Victim of Love. It was a passion that drove Brenneck from the very beginning.

“Hearing them sing together in the studio was incredible”, says Brenneck. He collaborated with Bill Schalda writing songs and applying harmonic sensibilities rooted in doo wop, blues and soul. It wasn’t a stretch for Bill, after all he’d been second tenor when still a teen in Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys in the 1960s (their 45, Face In The Crowd/Step Right Up on Blast records sells for $500 these days) who would play venues from neighborhood bars to the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens.

“Bill is the genuine article, just like Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, he came directly from the source,” says Brenneck. Indeed, Bill Schalda was right there amongst doo wop and r&b groups of the era, singing Moonglows and Flamingos tunes.
“You’d go out on the street and constantly hear a bunch of guys singing on the corner, they’d finish playing handball in the schoolyard during the day and then they’d start singing at night,” says Bill. “We were all just guys in the neighborhood in Brooklyn, who gradually found each other.”

After their children were born, Bill and wife Linda moved the family across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge to Staten Island. Growing up, sons Will, Paul and Carmine remember summer nights singing group harmonies on the stoop of their home with their father Bill guiding them. “He would bring us out on the stoop on Staten Island and he would teach us each parts of say, the sesame street song – we were his backing group very early on – that was fun,” says eldest son, Will.

On this, their debut, the talent is harnessed in 11 songs, each tender-voiced delight delivered with absolute conviction combined with musicians that have help define the Daptone/Dunham Records sound including Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, Dave Guy, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon and Victor Axelrod. “I wanted to take the Sha La Das outside of the doo wop genre,” says Brenneck. “To take the whole vocabulary of doo wop harmony and reapply it to soul - so you get super soulful harmonies along the lines of The Manhattans & The Moments.”

From the opening atmospheric guitar strum of Open My Eyes via a walk along the Coney Island boardwalk catching the last glimpse of sunlight at dusk of Carnival to the sublime crescendo of harmonies of the winsome Love in the Wind, each song evokes a deeply personal yet universal yearning that none of us can escape. Quite simply every song yields magic.

There’s something special when a family can meld voices in close harmony. The Everly Brothers had it, The Beach Boys had it, the Schalda's have it.
James Hunter Six, The - Whatever It Takes Black Vinyl Edition
James Hunter Six, The
Whatever It Takes Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A permanent fixture in the world of Rhythm and Soul, James Hunter follows up five critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Whatever It Takes, for New York City’s renowned label, Daptone Records. At the height of his famed recording career, Hunter and Daptone co-founder and producer Bosco Mann recorded an elegantly crafted collection of 10 originals that are evermore poignant and compelling than the singer’s previous works. The James Hunter Six and Mann recorded Whatever It Takes straight to tape at Daptone's Penrose Studios in Riverside, California.

The first Brit to sign to Daptone Records, Hunter is revered by critics both in his native UK and stateside, with MOJO touting Hunter as “The UK’s greatest soul singer” and the Los Angeles Times praising his “extraordinary soul voice.” Of his prior recordings, Rolling Stone called his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk, “a treat not to miss” and his second album “unbelievably awesome,” while The New York Times noted of The Hard Way, Hunter’s “tight, slithery groove” and “sweet growl.” Hunter’s accolades include milestones of reaching #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Traditional Blues Album”, years as a singer touring and recording with Van Morrison, and many TV appearances on Conan, Later…with Jools Holland, and other late night TV shows.

Subsequent to his acclaim as one of today’s renowned soul singers, Hunter’s restless genius penning emotive and captivating works results in his best written compositions to date on Whatever It Takes.
Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
Charles Bradley
Victim Of Love
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bow down to the 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul'! Download code for the full album is included.
Como Mamas, The - Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand / You've Got
Como Mamas, The
Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand / You've Got
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.02.2020
Since the release of Move Upstairs, the first album featuring the Como Mamas backed by musical accompaniment (via The Glorifiers Band), the reigning royalty of Como Mississippi have been touring extensively, sharing their bluesy, soulful brand of Gospel with fans all over the world.

On a break from one of their recent trips, Della Daniels, lead for The Como Mamas, sent an urgent message to producer, and Glorifiers Band bass player, Bosco Mann. In this message she declared that she is sick with spirit about Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand - a traditional track recorded during the Move Upstairs session. She said the Holy Ghost won't leave her alone about this song, and that she really needs to share the recording with the world.

Luckily for us...the greater Daptone family...Bosco Mann concurred, and with a stroke of genius, doubled down, suggesting they include another unreleased track from the session, their arrangement of the Fred McDowell masterpiece, “You've Go To Move”. The call was made and Daptone has answered with these two sanctimonious sides on one slab-o righteous wax. You will be hard-pressed to find a finer fort-five.
Leon Dinero - Lover Like Me / Conscience Is Heavy Feat. The Inversions
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to announce the release of his fourth and final album, Black Velvet.

Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change", hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love", sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away", and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.

Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.

Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.
The new album is comprised of ten tracks the singer laid down in the years before his death, taken from different recording sessions over the years.
Orquesta Akokan - Mambo Rapidito / Un Tabaco para Elegua
Orquesta Akokan
Mambo Rapidito / Un Tabaco para Elegua
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Direct from Havana, Cuba - Daptone Records is proud to present the debut single by Orquesta Akokán. Featuring some of Havana's most formidable musicians playing with a groove, a tumbao, that hasn't been heard for decades, Orquesta Akokán is a classic Mambo-inspired force of nature. “Mambo Rapidito”, a lively up-tempo one-chord vamp in the vein of Prado or Moré, boasts an undeniable energy - ripe for a freshly polished dancefloor! On the flip, "Un Tabaco para Elegua", describes a tambor (an afro-cuban religious ceremony) over a slow, bubbling groove - a perfect compliment to sipping distilled sugar cane. The two massive sides offered up were recorded at the pre-revolutionary 1940s era Areito studios in Centro Havana where the spirit of Aragón, Tata Güines and Elena Burke still reverberate through the walls.
Antibalas - Where The Gods Are In Peace
Antibalas
Where The Gods Are In Peace
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Antibalas’ new studio album, Where The Gods Are In Peace, is an epic Afro-Western Trilogy searching for solace from American political opportunism, greed and vengeance. Through its battle cry of resistance against exploitation and displacement, ANTIBALAS’ long-form compositions investigate oppression in 1800s America that eerily mirror the current state of the country. Three explosive original arrangements cultivate an urgent call to heal a broken system. Ultimately, the sonic excursion lands on an island where love is our first instinct. A new ideology is born opening our hearts to the possibilities of living as one unified people, where all gods are equal and together we prevail.

True to traditional form, Where The Gods Are In Peace pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat with compositions spanning nine to 15 minutes in length. With a blessing from the Fela Kuti legacy early in the band’s career, ANTIBALAS has long been revered for re-popularizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit to the mix. Influences of punk rock, free jazz, and hip-hop seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.
Como Mamas, The - Move Upstairs
Como Mamas, The
Move Upstairs
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With their first two Daptone albums – Get an Understanding, and as featured singers on Como Now – The Como Mamas established themselves as three of the strongest voices in gospel music today.

In December of 2015, they cemented that reputation by taking their first trip from their home in Como, MS up to Harlem, NY to crush the Apollo Theater as part of the Daptone Super Soul Revue. Taking full advantage of their presence in town, the Daptone crew brought Ester Mae Wilbourn, Della Daniels, and Angelia Taylor into the House of Soul the week after the show to join forces for the first time with the musicians and studio that has defined their label’s sound. Jimmy Hill, Thomas Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, and Bosco Mann, all stalwarts of the Daptone stable, came together as “The Glorifiers Band,” to put down a churning musical foundation for these amazing singers. The results are some of the heaviest tracks that Daptone has cut to date. If you don’t like raw, soulful gospel music, you’re really gonna hate this one. Move Upstairs is a real mother!
Budos Band, The - The Budos Band
Budos Band, The
The Budos Band
LP | 2005 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Psychedelic Afro Funk featuring members of the mighty Dap Kings and Antibalas !
Saun & Starr - Look Closer
Saun & Starr
Look Closer
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records is proud to release Look Closer, the debut album by Saun & Starr, in May 2015. While the group's name may not be immediately familiar, Starr Duncan-Lowe and Saundra Williams' distinctive voices have been featured as the background vocals for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings both on stage and on record. Finally, the duo has prepared to step forward into the limelight.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Ain't Nobody / Calamity
Sugarman 3, The - What The World Needs Now
Sugarman 3, The
What The World Needs Now
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After years of research, 10 to be exact, it came to our attention that everyone’s favorite funky instrumentalists, The Sugarman 3 hadn’t released a new LP in some time ... so here we go with the new one!
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
Charles Bradley
No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Includes 2 bonus cover versions!
(Bonus songs are not available on the LP format but ARE available for download via MP3 coupon that comes with every LP.)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
I Learned The Hard Way
LP | 2010 | US | Original (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The huge Daptones horns and Sharon Jones’ massive voice strike once again!
Bob & Gene - You gave me love
James Hunter Six, The - Brother Or Other / Never
James Hunter Six, The
Brother Or Other / Never
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.03.2020
It is a true pleasure to present another sure-shot single from our good friends, and top-tier tunesmiths, The James Hunter Six. The A -Side, "Brother or Other" blast out of the speakers with an explosive 7 stroke tip-of-the-cap to Motown's legendary drummer, Benny Benjamin - courtesy of long-time Sugarman 3 stalwar t, Rudy Albin. This track finds James and co. exploring more of a straight-forward soul sound than previous ef forts. Seasoned generously with a gorgeous piano melody and timely message, the tune settles into a mid-tempo groove that has enough dancefloor bounce to get folks on their feet. The social conscious productions of Curtis Mayfield come to mind as James pleads, "Brother or other / make up your mind / Does your love extend to all mankind?". The flip, "Never" is an evocative beautiful ballad t hat's right smack in James' pocket : a slow, rolling rumba that'll make you wanna sway with the one you love, or the one you long to love. Very few artists in the game today are capable of making records as sweet as t his. An instant classic!
V.A. - Rhythm Showcase Volume 1
V.A.
Rhythm Showcase Volume 1
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.02.2020
Daptone Records is ready to wrap you in a sonic embrace of soulful sounds from across the seven seas. Introducing: The Daptone Rhythm Showcase. Sink your teeth into this baker's dozen of tantalizing, previously unreleased songs by Antibalas (”I`ya`mi A`je´”), Menahan Street Band. (”Dancers' Mood”), Innov Gnawa (”El Bouhala” - from their forthcoming debut full-length Lila), as well as other deep cuts and diasporic dialogues from across space and time. Get ready to move to this exquisite collection of sultry sounds stretching from the five boroughs of New York to the bustling megacities of West Africa, the deserts of Morocco, the sacred and psychedelic landscapes of the Native American West and beyond. Buckle up for this multi-continental rhapsody of rhythm and groove. Musical medicine for the body, mind and soul: once again Daptone delivers.
James Hunter Six, The - Nick Of Time Black Vinyl Edition
James Hunter Six, The
Nick Of Time Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.03.2020
Back in the spotlight with a sublime new rhythm and blues record, James Hunter follows up six critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Nick of Time, set for release on Brooklyn’s renowned soul label Daptone Records.

Nick of Time is a shining testament of how a master songsmith continually draws fresh water from a bottomless well. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time features one of today’s foremost soul singers at the top of his game performing with musicians who’ve backed some of the biggest contemporary music stars including Daptone artists Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Nick of Time will be internationally released on March 6, 2020.

For Nick of Time, Hunter and Daptone co-founder Bosco Mann hunkered down in the label’s Penrose Studios in Riverside, California for what certainly will be one of 2020’s standout soul recordings. Unmistakably another stunning James Hunter album, Nick of Time is a voyage between beautiful, mid-tempo rumba recalling early King/Federal releases, while lush arrangements summon lost tracks from early '60s Burt Bacharach sessions. Nick of Time is steeped in an era when soul records were driven by earth-shattering vocal performances. James Hunter hands down ushers classic soul music into the 21st Century with a sense of timelessness that’s rare these days.

James Hunter is an everlasting writer of compelling narratives sung with true grit while backed by an ace band of New York City’s finest musicians. Nick of Time finds Hunter in the company of Victor Axelrod (piano), Adam Scone (organ), Rudy Petschauer (drums), Myles Weeks (bass), Michael Buckley (baritone saxophone), and Freddy DeBoe (tenor saxophone). On the road for an extensive U.S., U.K., and European tour in support of Nick of Time, Matt Slocum (keyboards) takes the reins on keys for a hearty James Hunter Six ensemble ready to electrify soul music fans as they hit venerable stages in a city near you.
Budos Band - V
Budos Band
V
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As menacing and unhinged as ever, the pride of Staten Island is back with their fifth full-length offering, V. Raw and absent of modern technological trappings, the Budos pick up where they left off with 2014’s “Burnt Offering,” and finds the Budos expanding on the brooding, fuzz-fueled riffs, whilst harkening back to the Ethiopian inspired rhythms and percussive proclivity that put Budos Band on the map. “Old Engine Oil,” a rocker at heart, kicks things into gear and delivers a high-octane burst of Budos mayhem. “The Enchanter” serves up a classic dose of upbeat afro-soul, drenched in a venomous assault of wall-melting proportions that leads you to the “Spider Web,” a rumbling ode to the Cowbell Colossus whose punctuated horn stabs take you on an untamed ride to the dark side of the spoon. The side closes with “Peak of Eternal Night,” whose odd time signature and haunting horns transport the listener to the peak of a menacing otherworldly landscape that’s further explored in the final track “Ghost Talk” – a guitar driven groover that gives way to an organ-washed space ritual beneath sun-summoning trumpet blasts.

Side Two opens with “Arcane Rambler,” an interstellar ramble across space and time that leaves the listener in cosmic purgatory. “Maelstrom,” released as a single shortly after the release of “Burnt Offering,” boasts waves of furious sonic power that batter the listener via a maw of snarling sea-foam bubbling with the power of the Budos. Soon darkness falls as “The Veil of Shadows” is draped across the land – in this realm of twilight one quickly loses their way, only to find themselves at a dusk-to-dawn pyre of budonian proportions. “Rumble from the Void” then pulls you into a percussive black hole of formless beat-worship. There are no horns to help you here, just the tentacles of rhythm that tirelessly pull you back into the void. “Valley of the Damned” closes the record, it’s twisting groove coupled with hypnotic drones of synth and horns transports you to a place of little hope and and even less reason.You’ve been warned…
Cochemea - All My Relations
Cochemea
All My Relations
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records is overjoyed to present All My Relations- the debut solo album from longtime
Dap-Kings saxophonist, Cochemea Gastelum. Cochemea’s electro-sax leads an
ensemble of percussive giants (members of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Antibalas) on a
psychedelic, spiritual journey, exploring his ancestral roots through melody and rhythm. As
a body of work, it is an acknowledgement of oneness and harmony with all forms of life:
people, animals, insects, plants, trees, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys. It
celebrates the sublime beauty of existence and beginnings of such. Some of the tunes were
drawn from memory, imagined from a time and place Cochemea has never been, such as
“Sonora" (the home of his Yaqui ancestors), and “Mescalero" (an Apache tribe from the
South Central region of Mexico - ancestors of his great-grandmother). Others were born
from the Musical impression of ritual, like “Mitote" (an ancient, secular round dance of the
Aztecs and other tribes of the Sierra Madre Occidental - which in certain cultures can be
associated with Peyote ritual). The track “Asatoma" (The Asatome) is an ancient prayer from
India. In Sanskrit, it prays for guidance to grow from darkness to light, to distinguish the
real from the unreal, and to be guided from death of the physical to the immortality of the
Spirit. It is a celebration of life.
The musicians on the record also bring a piece of themselves and their heritage, creating a
cultural cornucopia of sonic expression that allows Cochemea's vision and spirituality to
flourish. All My Relations, in a sense, is a musical prayer to the world to help recognize our
one true source, our shared identity. We are one.
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to announce the release of his fourth and final album, Black Velvet.

Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change", hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love", sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away", and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.

Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.

Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.
The new album is comprised of ten tracks the singer laid down in the years before his death, taken from different recording sessions over the years.
James Hunter Six, The - Whatever It Takes
James Hunter Six, The
Whatever It Takes
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A permanent fixture in the world of Rhythm and Soul, James Hunter follows up five critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Whatever It Takes, for New York City’s renowned label, Daptone Records. At the height of his famed recording career, Hunter and Daptone co-founder and producer Bosco Mann recorded an elegantly crafted collection of 10 originals that are evermore poignant and compelling than the singer’s previous works. The James Hunter Six and Mann recorded Whatever It Takes straight to tape at Daptone's Penrose Studios in Riverside, California.

The first Brit to sign to Daptone Records, Hunter is revered by critics both in his native UK and stateside, with MOJO touting Hunter as “The UK’s greatest soul singer” and the Los Angeles Times praising his “extraordinary soul voice.” Of his prior recordings, Rolling Stone called his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk, “a treat not to miss” and his second album “unbelievably awesome,” while The New York Times noted of The Hard Way, Hunter’s “tight, slithery groove” and “sweet growl.” Hunter’s accolades include milestones of reaching #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Traditional Blues Album”, years as a singer touring and recording with Van Morrison, and many TV appearances on Conan, Later…with Jools Holland, and other late night TV shows.

Subsequent to his acclaim as one of today’s renowned soul singers, Hunter’s restless genius penning emotive and captivating works results in his best written compositions to date on Whatever It Takes.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Soul Of A Woman
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Soul Of A Woman
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final studio album, Soul of a Woman is a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career of Daptone's fearless leader and one of the world's greatest performers.

Though we’ll never again see her electric form shimmy across the stage, Sharon Jones continues to give us her soul and her music. She died nearly a year ago, but only now can we hear her final creation. Soul of a Woman captures a singer and a band at the peak of their power. Cutting one last time to eight-track tape at Daptone’s House of Soul studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the band endeavored to create a record that stretches the limits of their soulful sound in all directions, giving us both their rawest and most sophisticated recordings to date. A final statement by one of the most influential rhythm and blues voices of the 21st century.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - OST Miss Sharon Jones!
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
OST Miss Sharon Jones!
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Daptone)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is our distinct pleasure to present: Miss Sharon Jones! OST. The film, directed by two-time Academy Award winner, Barbara Kopple, follows the dynamic front-woman through her 2013 battle with cancer and her triumphant return to the stage around the release of Give The People What They Want.

The soundtrack, featuring the exclusive "I'm Still Here", boasts a nice selection of tracks ranging from her early singles on Daptone, to tracks from the band's 2014 release - Give the People What They Want. Much like the film, the soundtrack gives you an intimate, candid look into the life of a woman who refuses to be defined by the challenges she faces. The perfect accompaniment to a truly extraordinary film. Stay tuned this summer for Miss Sharon Jones! theatrical release - brought to you by Starz digital.
Walker Family Singers - Panola County Spirit
Walker Family Singers
Panola County Spirit
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 1000 copies!

In April of 2010, Robert, Bobby, Alberta, Delouse, and Patricia gathered at the home of their parents, Raymond and Joella Walker to make a recording with Michael Reilly. It would be Reilly’s third venture to record the a capella gospel tradition ofComo, Mississippi for Daptone Records. It was during his first recording (The Voices of Panola County: Como Now) that he encountered the Walker family and learned of their great musical tradition. Raymond Walker was courted by both Fred McDowell and Sam Cooke - each asked him to sing behind them on tour.

Respectfully,Raymond declined, on account that the singers wanted him to sing blues rather than gospel. However, it was the Walkers’ voices and not their rich histor y that captured the attention of Daptone and inspired Reilly’s return to Como to make a full-length record of the Walker family songs. Recorded in their living room, these performances are as deep and stirring as they are unembelished. Take a moment to take in Panola County Spirit, with The Walker Family Singers.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - It's A Holiday Soul Party!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - It's A Holiday Soul Party!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
It's A Holiday Soul Party!
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €* 19,99 € -25%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Even with temperatures soaring outside during these late summer days, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit. The band will provide a soulful soundtrack to the holidays this year with new album It’s A Holiday Soul Party, out October 30 on Daptone Records. The album of original and classic holiday songs, including a Hanukkah song, is the group’s first holiday record and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album Give The People What They Want. It’s A Holiday Soul Party is available for pre-order now.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Little Boys With Shiny Toys
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Cold World
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Sinner
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Sinner
7" | 2014 | US | Original (Daptone)
6,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ladies and Gentleman, we’re about to take a flight on an airline called L-O-V-E. Don’t need no ticket, just get on board. Naomi Shelton is our faithful Captain, and the Gospel Queens our in-flight crew, ready to ser ve you soulfully to your highest elevation.
V.A. - Como now: the voices of Panola
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