Daptone Records: 10 Year Anniversary


Posted at 1:30pm, 11/15/2011

Daptone Records is celebrating 10 Years of Soul this year! Daptone is celebrating the decade with some special anniversary releases & six New York City shows featuring various artists each night including Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and the Budos Band.

Brooklyn’s Daptone Records, headed by Gabriel Roth and Neal Sugarman, launched itself to the forefront of the soul explosion with their first release in 2001 (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ first album Dap-dippin) and has remained at the head of the class ever since. Remaining proudly independent, the secret to their ongoing success is simple according to Roth: "We were able to stay rooted in this idea that people want to hear good music. And that’s our business plan: We’re gonna try to make really good records. Period."

In addition to the label, Daptone is home to a storied analog studio built by hand with the help of friends and artists (Sharon Jones helped with electrical wiring; Charles Bradley showed them how to install radiators; and future members of The Budos Band helped knock down walls and jack up the sagging ceiling afterwards). In addition to recording many of the label’s own albums there, the studio and label’s stable of musicians been used by artists including Amy Winehouse, Michael Bublé and Mark Ronson to help capture the raw new soul energy for their major label projects.

Daptone 10-Year Anniversary Shows:

12.03 - Bowery Ballroom
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

12.06 - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sold Out)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens

12.07 - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sold Out)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Sugarman 3

12.13 - Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Sugarman 3

12.14 - Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens

12.31 - Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Budos Band

Daptone 10-Year Anniversary Releases:

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - SOUL TIME! (LP/CD, out 11/25 - Black Friday Exclusive)

El Rego - El Rego Reissue (LP/CD/Dig, out now)

Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming Reissue (LP/CD/Dig, out now)

The World of Daptone Sampler (Digital Only, Out Now) - Features one song from every Daptone LP including Soul Time


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