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Daptone Feature  - The Independent magazine cover

The Uk newspaper takes a look at Daptone records

Deep in the heart of residential, backstreet Brooklyn stands a townhouse you would simply walk past, never knowing that it was the nerve centre of independent soul music, or that the team within helped to shape the sound of one of the most important albums of this century, and the bestselling single so far of 2015.

Daptone Records, the self-styled House of Soul, is the modest but vibrant label and production house that has given us many of the coolest old-school R&B records of the past 15 years. Charles Bradley, Lee Fields and, perhaps most notably, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are among the soul-steeped survivors to have found a spiritual home there. With the passionate endorsement of producer/artist Mark Ronson, its house band, the Dap-Kings, also helped shape the sound of Amy Winehouse’s epochal Back to Black and Ronson’s global smash with Bruno Mars this year, 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/daptone-records-has-put-authentic-soul-into-rb-for-15-years-from-back-to-black-to-uptown-funk-a6695666.html

 


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