“Women of Soul” Spotify Playlist Contest

Enter the “Women of Soul” Spotify Playlist Contest to win one of two autographed color vinyl LP’s of Saun & Starr‘s new album, Look Closer!

Saun & Starr are inviting you to create your own “Women of Soul” playlist on Spotify. Include the title track of their new album, Look Closer, in your playlist and share it on twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #saunandstarr to enter to win one of two autographed color LP’s!

They will choose and share their two favorite playlists on June 15th! Make sure to include “Look Closer” in your playlist and tag your posts with #saunandstarr or we won’t see them!

Check out Saun & Starr’s own “Women of Soul” playlist here:http://spoti.fi/1J2Rlne

Saun & Starr “Hot Shot” Lyric Video

Watch the new Saun & Starr lyric video for “Hot Shot,” featured on their debut album, Look Closer. Look Closer (Featuring The Dap-Kings) is out now!

Saun & Starr “Look Closer” OUT NOW!

Saun & Starr’s debut album featuring The Dap-Kings is out now!

Get it digitally – radi.al/SaunAndStarr
Get it at the Daptone Shop – bit.ly/1GFQPJT
Listen on Spotify – spoti.fi/1v1RbD3

Saun & Starr Music Video for “Look Closer”

Watch the new Saun & Starr music video for “Look Closer,” the title track off their upcoming debut album, out May 19th. (video features a cameo by Sharon Jones!)

Daptone Stoop Sale! Monday May 18th

Daptone Super Soul Stoop Sale Spectacular – Monday May 18th, 4pm-8pm at the House Of Soul studio!

LPs (2 for $25) | 45s (3 for $10) | CDs | Clothing | Record Bags | Giveaways
+ a large selection of limited/color/out-of-print vinyl, sale priced “bent corner” LPs, and much, much more!

House of Soul Studio Tours!

We’ll be opening up our backyard (which you may recognize from the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “I Learned The Hard Way” cover) and will be providing FREE adult beverages while supplies last. Come hang!

We accept cash + credit!

The House of Soul is located at 115 Troutman Street, Bushwick Brooklyn.



“Christian’s Cuchifritos” by Christian Mártir

Daptone-Podcast_CHRISTIAN-MARTIR.jpgOur newest podcast features a superb mix of guaguanco, plena, mozambique and boogaloo sounds from one of our favorite Borinqueños, Christian Mártir. Born in Santurce, PR and residing in NYC, Christian has spread his love for soulful rhythms everywhere from Uptown to Madison Square Garden. Wepa!

He can be heard at his monthly party, Pa’lante! starting May 21st. @ APT 78 (4447 Broadway, NYC), and be sure to check out his record label, Sociedad Records for releases that are surely past and future classics.

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Daptone Podcast – Brian Sears


A moody, soulful mix by Brian Sears (NYC), the guy who helped bring you the superb 45 reissues: Kansas City Express “This Is The Place” (Friends of Sound Records) and Beau Williams “I’ll Be Home Soon”  released on Truth & Soul Records.

Hear him spin every first Friday of the month.
@ No Name Bar
297 Manhattan Ave.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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NEW VIDEO! Saun & Starr “Big Wheel”

Watch the video for Saun & Starr’s newest single, “Big Wheel.” Directed by Wayne Gordon and filmed entirely on a Samsung s5 in Gabriel Roth’s Riverside, CA home and the Castle Amusement Park.

Daptone Podcast – Spin Club Lucerne


A new mix of rare 45?s from mighty hitters, Henning Börm & Emel Ilter, the DJ’s behind the regular Soul party, Spin Club Lucerne, and the yearly weekender, Not Too Young, in Lucerne, Switzerland. http://www.swisssoul.ch

Follow them on Facebook.
Check out their other mixes on Mixcloud.

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Saun & Starr “Look Closer”

After 5 years as Sharon Jones’ background singers Saun & Starr step out in front of the Dap-Kings to deliver a Masterpiece of Soul Music. Their debut album, LOOK CLOSER, is out May 19th. Listen to the title track via NYLON.