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- Posted on Nov 5th 2007 10:00AM by Mike Spinella
Brooklyn's funk revival label Daptone Records just got reworked for the dance floors, with credible producers, ranging from Mark Ronson to Hank Shocklee, reinterpreting the soulful purity of the label on 'Scion CD Sampler – Volume 19, Daptone Records Remixed.' For the next nine days, Spinner will be rolling out an exclusive MP3 of each remix on the album. We kick it off with Shaolin's afro-soul collective the Budos Band. Keep reading to download and MP3 of 'Chicago Falcon' (The Washington Sq. Lads Remix) and read an exclusive Q&A from baritone saxophonist and unofficial bandleader, Jared Tankel.
Download: 'Chicago Falcon' (The Washington Sq. Lads Remix) by The Budos Band (MP3)
'Chicago Falcon' (Original Version)
Exclusive Q&A with Budos Band baritone saxophonist Jared Tankel:
What was the most exciting element of working with the Daptone sound?
The "Daptone sound" is more true and authentic than anything else out there today. It's crispy and warm, like a fresh-cooked biscuit, and with a little butter on that soft, fluffy dough, it all melts into a slammin' home-cooked meal.
If you had to pick one 45 out of the Daptone vault, which one would it be and why?
Damn, that's a tough one. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 'Genuine' is pretty amazing. You've got Sugarman blowing gold on the top and you think you're about to blast off to the moon, and then the groove drops and the heavy gravity of Homer and Bosco firmly plants you back into the best soul party on planet Earth. A close second is Bob & Gene 'I Can Be Cool.' It's the ultimate "Baby, I'm not that shy guy who doesn't know how to dress or the right things to say. I'm the man, and I'm gonna prove it to you" anthem.
What do you think sets Daptone apart from many other indie labels?
Daptone's work ethic and aesthetic permeates everything they do. It's not some random collection of bands who only have the label and the kind of music they play in common. It's a collective of artists who believe in what they're doing and all work hard together to make it happen. Plus, they're in Bushwick, not Williamsburg.
'Scion CD Sampler v. 19 - Daptone Records Remixed'
CD 1 Daptone Remixes
1. The Budos Band, 'Chicago Falcon' (The Washington Sq. Lads Remix) feat. Wale(a)
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'Keep On Looking' (Kenny Dope Remix)
3. The Daktaris, 'Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti' (Mad Professor Remix)
4. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. 'Stranded In Your Love' (Cool Calm Pete - Sweet Nothing Mix)
5. The Sugarman Three & Co., 'Take It As It Come' feat. Charles Bradley (Afrodisiac Soundsystem Remix)
6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?' (Ticklah Remix)
7. The Budos Band, 'T.I.B.W.F.' (Hank Shocklee Remix)
8. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'My Man Is A Mean Man' (DJ Spinna Remix)
9. The Sugarman Three & Co., 'Bosco's Blues' (Bull Jun Remix) feat. Large Professor
(a) Remixed by Mark Ronson
CD 2 Daptone Originals
1. The Budos Band, 'Chicago Falcon'
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'Keep On Looking'
3. The Daktaris, 'Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti'
4. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. 'Stranded In Your Love'
5. The Sugarman Three & Co., 'Take It As It Come' feat. Charles Bradley
6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?'
7. The Budos Band, 'T.I.B.W.F.'
8. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 'My Man Is A Mean Man'
9. The Sugarman Three & Co., 'Bosco's Blues' feat. Large Professor