Full of brass to the very end, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings was truly one of the last great acts of funk-soul. Leaving the…Read More
that little indie label that could, would and certainly should–continues to bring you the tastiest, most delectable nuggets of Soul, Funk, Gospel and Afrobeat to be found on a vinyl platter. Armed with recipes culled from a former life as Desco Records, we at Daptone earnestly strive to serve only the finest music analog tape can offer.
Musician-owned and run, our Brooklyn-based family of soul-drenched talent channels the spirits of bygone powerhouses like Stax and Motown into gilded moments of movement and joy, be they delivered by the likes of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, Binky Griptite, the Budos Band, Naomi Davis or the Sugarman 3. Whether your preference is for discs 7-inches or 12, LPs or CDs, this is music to be savored and felt, again and again.
Hand-made and heart-stirred, our records are manufactured from the highest quality vinyl available. Our limited pressings can be purchased directly from us or from your local distributor at reasonable prices. Each record is carefully recorded and mixed by the illustrious Bosco Mann to ensure only the hardest, truest sound found this side of the Atlantic.
In 2005 Daptone film and music producer, Michael Reilly took a trip down south with the intention of filming a documentary about local musicians….Read More
The video for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ rendition of “Please Come Home For Christmas” from the holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party!…Read More
Change For The World is Charles Bradley’s “call to arms” from upcoming third album Changes (Dunham / Daptone), out April 1. He calls for…Read More
Charles Bradley just released a new track from “Change for the World” the second song from his forthcoming release Changes, his third album due April…Read More
Soul singer Charles Bradley has just announced his anticipated third album Changes, out April 1, 2016 on Daptone Records. The album is named for…Read More
Any festival attendee will know the pain of having to choose between two different artists who are playing at the same time. Saturday at…Read More
On Fillmore will be providing a live soundtrack for WNYC’s Radiolab’s “Apocalyptical” tour. Radiolab writes that the tour will “turn its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow.Read More
Daptone Records Celebrates 10 Years of Soul Daptone Records has been delivering the New Sound of Old Soul since the turn of this century…Read More