Saun & Starr’s debut album featuring The Dap-Kings is out now!
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!)
Our 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. Click to download
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.
A new mix of rare 45s 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
To cap a year that was filled with one triumph after another, the band is nominated for their first-ever Grammy Award for “Best R&B Album.”
See photos from the Daptone Super Soul Revue at the Famous Apollo Theater via The New York Times.