The music scene these days is getting worse and worse. In fact, I believe good music has been on a downtrend since the 90s. So, where did all the good music go? Is it under your couch? Did it fall between the seats of your car? I think not.
Let me take this time to introduce one of my favorite active labels right now; Daptone Records. This is a revival label that is seriously doing things right. Their collection of artists, headed by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, deliver the kind of funk and soul that your favorite 90s R&B/HipHop artist might have sampled. Daptone, which is based and was started in Brooklyn New York, released their first effort in 2002; Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. However, this stuff sounds anything like what you would expect. Recorded on analog tapes and mixed at their studio in Brooklyn, these records sound like they just jumped off the shelves of a record store right onto a turntable. Its gritty, funky, soulful, and very dance-able.
So there you are, if you were ever listening to the radio and thinking “Where did all the good music go?”, now you know, its based in Brooklyn New York under a label called Daptone Records.
P.S – They sell all of their stuff on LPs and 45s at a very reasonable price. So if your a vinyl collector like myself, you can find these on their website.