Take an enigmatic voyage to the outer limits of instrumental soul music. The Olympians self-titled debut album is out October 28th. Listen to the new single now
Old Chris, Young Chris, Classy Chris, MF Chris, Old Young Classy Chris, are just some of the names our good friend and veteran NYC Soul DJ, Chris Barrett goes by. Luckily for us, Chris took a minute away from his laborious schedule of reinvention to bring us a mix of epic proportions. Culled from Chris‘ extensive collection of first rate soul 45s – this mix boasts a potpourri of mid-tempo floaters, and heavy low-rider ballads; the kind of tunes that have made Chris a fixture on the Slow Soul Scene. Catch him at his regular gigs here in Brooklyn: Truly Yours (Every Thursday at The Great Georgiana), and Knights of the Round Tables (Every third Friday at The Commodore – along with fellow purveyors of the “Slow Sound” Mr. Fine Wine and Mikey Post). A perfect mix for warm-weather Get Downs, or late-nite Stay Ins. Download
Miss Sharon Jones!, a documentary film by two-time Academy Award winning director, Barbara Kopple, is in theaters now. Get the soundtrack at the Daptone Shop
Garage Rock from NYC-based The Mystery Lights available now on our new rock subsidiary, Wick Records.
Charles Bradley’s, Changes, is out now. Get it at the Daptone shop and see him on tour!
On March 18th, legendary musician, Cliff Driver died at the age of 84. Cliff had a long remarkable life as an accomplished jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel organist and band leader.
The third installment in our a capella gospel music series, this time from The Walker Family Singers. Get “Panola County Spirit” now at the Daptone Shop.
The stars at night are big and bright – DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!
It is an honor for us to share with you this artfully crafted mix, lovingly transferred to the MP3 format by our favorite Houstonian currently presiding in our beloved Brooklyn, the incomparable Brett Koshkin. When Brett’s not writing cover stories for the Village Voice, posting pictures of plus-size cats on Instagram, preparing delicious feats, or obsessing over the TSU Toronados – he’s probably buying, playing, or listening to first rate Soul 45s. Thankfully for us, he decided to put together some of his favorites for us to enjoy. So sit back, grab a Lone Star, maybe some chili (don’t you dare put beans in it), and get down to some quality Texas Soul. On the count of three: One… Two… Three… THANKS BRETT!
Disclaimer: Not all selections are from Texas.
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‘Hold On!’ is a perfect portrait of an artist at the top of his game. Get it now!
A collection of fan favorites, 45 only, and exclusive killers soooo good it turns Gold to Platinum.