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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
Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

January 24th, 2011 | | The Album
Photo by Theo Jemison

Amir: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about Amir in Wax Poetics issue 41 What happened for you in 2010? What happened for me in 2010…

December 17th, 2010 | | Top (20)10
Whitefield Brothers

Poetry in Motion

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
Menahan Street Band

Lee Fields and the Expressions / Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley

Like obvious forebears Booker T. and the MG’s, Brooklyn’s Menahan Street Band – a soul music group led by Dap-Kings guitarist Thomas Brenneck and featuring members of The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, El Michels Affair and The Budos Band – sounds great both behind an R&B vocalist and in the absence of one.

March 10th, 2010 | | New Releases
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