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Holy Hive cover The Invincibles’ 1968 song “This Is My Story” for new 7″ on Big Crown

Holy Hive -- whose members have worked with Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, and others -- are releasing a full-length album on Big Crown Records in 2019, but first they've got a two-song 7" including a cover of The Invincibles' 1968 song ”This Is My Story.” The video premieres here...

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Sha La Das (Daptone) releasing debut album ‘Love In The Wind’ (stream a track)

The Sha La Das are led by Bill Schaldas, who was a member of Brooklyn vocal group The Montereys in the 1960s, and he's joined by his three sons. Their debut album features members of The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley's band, and the Menahan Street Band...

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Here Lies Man (while three others watch)
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Antibalas on tour, playing two Brooklyn shows with offshoot group Here Lies Man

Brooklyn Afrobeat vets Antibalas released Where the Gods Are Peace via Daptone last fall -- their sixth album and first in five years. It found them in top form and you can stream the whole thing below. The ensemble have tour dates starting this month in Washington, DC and have two Brooklyn shows with awesome stoner metal afrobeat offshoot Here Lies Man...

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watch trailer for Daptone doc ‘Living on Soul'; see it at Nitehawk in Brooklyn w/ BV-presented Q&A

Filmed at the three-night Daptone Super Soul Revue at The Apollo in Harlem in 2014, documentary/concert film Living on Soul will be the next installment of the BV-Presented "Music Driven" series at Nitehawk Cinema.

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Mark Sultan (BBQ) shares new single “Believe Me” (listen), touring

Garage and soul guru Mark Sultan, who you may also know as BBQ, has a new single, "Believe Me," which is coming out in the near future as a 45...

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The Frightnrs frontman passed away from ALS at 33; album coming out on Daptone

Earlier this year, there was a benefit show in Brooklyn for Dan Klein, frontman of Daptone-signed Queens band The Frightnrs, who was battling A.L.S. Dan sadly passed away at age 33 in June. A NY Times profile offered more details...

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The Mystery Lights releasing debut LP on new Daptone rock imprint (listen to “Follow Me Home”)

The Brooklyn garage rockers will also be touring in June.

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James Hunter releases new album ‘Hold On!’ on Daptone, touring (dates & new video)

British R&B/soul singer James Hunter has been at it since his 1996 debut album ...Believe What I Say, and now he's signed to Daptone Records, who released his new album H......

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Saun & Starr releasing ‘Look Closer’ on Daptone (watch the video featuring Sharon Jones), playing Harlem this weekend

Some of you may recognize Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe from their days singing backup for Sharon Jones. Saun & Starr have now made their own album, titled Look Closer, which is out May 19 via Daptone (of course)...

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Antibalas played Daptone Super Soul Revue, touring with Zap Mama in 2015 (dates)

Antibalas played the night's most exploratory set. Its Afrobeat has been infused with New York City propulsion and diversity. It ratchets up Fela's deliberate pace and sometimes exults in the dissonance of its churning, brawling funk...

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