New Menahan Street Band 45

MSB is back with a new 45. “There’s a New Day Coming”, a tribute to our late friend, Charles Bradley, and features vocals by the amazing Saundra Williams of Saun & Starr, b/w “Tommy Don’t”. Get it on 45, stream it, or download it now. Limited copies with random color vinyl available only at the Daptone […]

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Bad Education: Soul Hits of Timmion Records

For the better part of 15 years, Helsinki’s own Timmion Records has released some of the most exciting soul sides happening today. To help spread the Timmion love, Daptone staffers and brass made a list of their favorite Timmion tracks from the past couple years. Presented here is Bad Education, Vol. I, the culmination of […]

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CARLTON JUMEL SMITH – 1634 LEXINGTON AVENUE

Carlton Jumel Smith – 1634 Lexington Avenue is out now on Timmion Records! On his debut album, Carlton explores different shades of the golden era of soul music, and it would be hard to find anyone doing it as fresh in 2019. You know those front to back soul album classics you treasure in your collection? This will stand up with the best of them.

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MIRAMAR – SALIDA / URGENCIA

A “miramar” is a place from which you can see the ocean. The bolero group, Miramar, chose this word as their name to evoke a place of peace, reflection and solace for a broken heart. Even the bolero, a romantic music born in Cuba in the 1800’s, might have been conceived by the seaside. In the 50’s and 60’s it became the quintessential musical expression of romance in Latin America. It is this era of the music from which Miramar draws their inspiration. “Urgencia”, or “urgency”, tells of the desperation a heart feels when it is swept away by romance, but risks all for fear of not having another chance at love. The flip, “Salida” means “a way out.” It is a song about the surrender that comes after trying to break free from the darkest of places, of endless frustration and sadness. The lyrics allude, but never tell. Produced by Giancarlo Luiggi & Victor Axelrod.

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