About Daptone Records

Dear fellow funk enthusiasts and soul searchers everywhere,

DAPTONE RECORDS–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.

Daptone Headquarters in Brooklyn

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, Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and Antibalas. 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 carefully recorded and mixed by the illustrious Bosco Mann to ensure only the hardest, truest sound found this side of the Atlantic. Daptone Records continues to take pride in what we do, and we thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Gabriel Roth & Neal Sugarman

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