The 100 Knights Orchestra / The Family Daptone Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) B/W Soul Fugue Daptone 7"
Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1 [Black Friday 19] Various Artists Limited Black Friday release available in store from Friday 29th November. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 30th November at 7:00am. Strictly 1 per customer. 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. Daptone Records LP
James Hunter Six Nick Of Time 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, released 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. 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 Daptone Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Antibalas Fu Chronicles With a globetrotting 20-year career as 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 when the 12-piece Afrobeat ensemble and revered soul label Daptone Records spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo’s kung fu dojo. A senior master of the Jow Ga Kung Fu School of martial arts, 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. Daptone Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Leon Dinero / The Inversions Lover Like Me / Conscience Is Heavy Old time something come back again! Victor Axelrod at the controls, taking an early Daptone classic from the Lee Fields & Sugarman 3 repertoire into the world of 60s ska – featuring a new singer we think everyone will be talking about once they hear this simply because... this man is on FIRE! We present to you Leon Dinero. Some might recognize the flash of his gold tooth glimmering in the dark dances between Jamaica and Brooklyn and now we have him on record with more to come! The vocal “Lover Like Me,” snake-charms you into what could easily fool some to be an unreleased Alton Ellis cut that was long lost in Prince Buster’s tapes. Leon gives nods to Lee’s original vocals while taking the vibes to another island. The flip “Conscience is Heavy,” has The Inversions capturing the powerful Blue Beat kick-drum punch and organ bubble that is sure to keep a dancefloor shuffling and the know-it-alls guessing. Daptone 7"