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DJ Akalepse by Eilon Paz

DJ Akalepse launches new venture, Big Crown Records

  If you visit Danny Akalepse at his Brooklyn apartment, you’ll first be greeted by his dog Hank, then an…

September 6th, 2016 | | Record Rundown
James Hunter

The James Hunter Six premieres “Something’s Calling” (Daptone)

In early 2013, the James Hunter Six’s long-awaited release, Minute By Minute, a collaboration with producer Gabe Roth of Daptone…

January 25th, 2016 | | Tracks
The Como Mamas Daptone Records

Daptone Records gospel trio the Como Mamas drops new 45 backed by the Menahan Street Band

Watch the exclusive a cappella version of “Well, Well” for the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 10th, 2014 | | New Releases/Videos
The Budos Band "The Burnt Offering"

The Budos Band drop new single “The Sticks” before their October 21 album Burnt Offering

  The Budos Band (Daptone Records) have always created sinister grooves, so it’s no surprise that they have chosen to explore prog rock…

July 15th, 2014 | | New Releases
Daptone Records Charles Bradley "Luv Jones" pink vinyl

Daptone Records drops new single by soul man Charles Bradley [Listen]

  Daptone Records recently sent a note to tell us all about the genesis of their superb new summer single…

June 11th, 2014 | | New Releases
Gabriel Roth at the piano. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

Behind the “scene” with Daptone Records founder Gabe Roth

Behind two of the most important R&B singers to emerge in the last ten years, there’s a pair of shades…

June 5th, 2014 | | Articles

“Hessa” by El Rego

A legend of African soul music, El Rego releases El Rego on Daptone Records on October 11, 2011. Here for the first time on album are twelve of his greatest recordings from the late ’60s and early ’70s handpicked by Daptone Records.

August 29th, 2011 | | Tracks
The Liberators

Sidney-based Afro-funk crew the Liberators dig into some influences on vinyl

The Liberators run through a few records that help pave their band’s way, including the Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Antibalas, Desco’s mysterious Daktaris, and heavy-metal icons Metallica.

June 27th, 2011 | | Record Rundown
Whitefield Brothers

Poetry in Motion: The Whitefield Brothers

The Whitefield Brothers are a somewhat mysterious group featuring members of the German funk band The Poets of Rhythm. Their music includes world, funk, soul and psych touches, all of which they plainly refer to as “raw soul.”

May 10th, 2010 | | Articles
Issue 21

Issue 21

On December 25, 2006, James Brown passed away. Wax Poetics would not exist without JB and his invention of funk,…

February 28th, 2007 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Young Gun Silver Fox

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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