Repress!! Antibalas are a 12/strong collective from New York who specialise in Fela Kuti-s Afrobeat style. Expect extensive ornate musical breaks, shifting polyrhythms, organ, horns, and a freeform carefree spirit. The members have at different times collaborated with Amy Winehouse, TV On The Radio, and also helped provide the backing for the musical Fela! Comprising 6 tracks which surprisingly manage to stay under 15 minutes each, the first couple of songs are catchy&interesting, but the jamming in the last couple is really worth the listen.
Large Brooklyn based collective Antibalas release their sixth full length studio album. Taking their blueprint from Fela Kuti and having members of Afrika 70 and Egypt 80 perform with them several times, they are keeping afrobeat very much alive and striving to update it with modern influences from hip hop, jazz, funk, and dub. Vinyl comes with download code, on Daptone.
Not to be mistaken for television-s most healthily dysfunctional father/son duo, Bob & Gene is a pair of soul artists given a revived slice of history with If This World Were Mine, initially reissued ten years ago. Teenagers who met and recorded gospel together, their work was originally put out on the label of Bob-s father, Mo Do Records, but enjoys the adulation he gave it today in wider scenes due to its warm and attentive renditions. Finally back in the mix via Daptone.
Back in stock!!! Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham&Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles- entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less/travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co/writer and friend Tommy @TNT@ Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade/long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each ... + INFO
Charles Bradley, the Screaming Eagle of Soul, began his incredible journey from being down/and/out to soul singing sensation with his debut album No Time For Dreaming in 2011. Appearances at Glastonbury and on Later...With Jools Holland have only seen his stock rise higher. Changes is his third album and is named after the Black Sabbath track he covers with an emotional intensity that only Charles Bradley can.