Gear: In The Studio: Daptone—Burglaries and Analog Fetishism: Learning the Hard Way With New York's Daptone Studio Label.
Brooklyn’s Daptone label has kept the fires of '60s-blessed soul and funk burning for nearly a decade. Key to the Daptone sound is their dedication to analog tape, refusing to use computers to this day—a quality heard well on records by the Sugarman 3, The Budos Band, and the latest Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings album, I Learned the Hard Way. Last year, when the Daptone studio was burglarized, fans across the world came to its aid and donated a ton of gear. Read more »