G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

From the heart: Daptone present Orquesta Akokán

I was lucky enough to hear a little of this courtesy of Neal Sugarman when he played Band On The Wall back in July, so had a big smile when I

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The final album / Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Soul Of A Woman

So here it is. I was playing a gig with Neal Sugarman (head honcho of Daptone Records) at the back end of July when he mentioned there was a final

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New music / The Frightnrs: More To Say Versions

The Frightnrs’ 2016 debut album Nothing More To Say garnered strong reactions across the board, the first reggae long player on the soul-soaked Daptone Records label. Producer Tiklah, aka Victor

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On Wax / Antibalas: Where The Gods Are In Peace on Daptone Records

12 piece Brooklyn madness from one of the best modern ‘classic’ Afrobeat bands around. Out on Daptone Records September 15, pre-order on Bandcamp. Where the Gods are in Peace by

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Groovement Podcast: Agent J – Where Do We Go From Here? ft Lee Fields

Lee Fields joins me in conversation, so I thought I’d make it a soul special. Pic credit: AkseP19 @ Gorilla, Manchester Download / Mixcloud / Podcast Feed / iTunes Lee

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Miss Sharon Jones: Daptone Queen’s story on the silver screen

Exciting news from the Daptone stable – I’ve been waiting for this film to drop since I first heard about it when chatting to Neal Sugarman when Sharon came to

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On Wax // Charles Bradley: Changes {Dunham / Daptone}

The brand new album from the esteemed Charles Bradley has finally dropped, the culmination of a big and well-deserved build up from the folks at Daptone. There’s a special double-LP edition

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Video & Vinyl // Charles Bradley: Change For The World (Dunham Records)

#CHARLESFORCHANGE From his brand new album Changes, a psych-VHS video for the lead single – in fine form as always. Pre-order the 45 from Daptone, and cross your fingers you

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Preview // Daptone’s Walker Family Singers: Jesus Gave Me Water

The third vocal gospel acapella album from Daptone, following two amazing LPs from The Como Mamas. Find out more about the Walker Family Singers on NPR. Hear more snippets from

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Daptone Gold Volume II

Daptone Records knock one out the park again with their new release compiling 21 45-only plus unreleased tracks. There are some proper recent gems on here, including Charles Bradley and

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