Daptone Records Announces 'Living On Soul' Documentary
Daptone Records has been knocking it out of the park with their roster of artists + commitment to soul. In December 2014, the gang of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Antibalas, The Budos Band and others put on a three night, sold out Daptone Super Soul Revue. Taking place at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, filmmaker Jeff Broadway (Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton) and his producing partner Cory Bailey recorded the historic residency for the definitive look at Daptone Records titled, Living On Soul.
Captured in stunning 4k on six cameras, Daptone diggers and soul supporters witness these super-charged performances and contextualized scenes. It has been an adventure to say the least, but with music’s most soulful on an iconic stage, the film aims to be a treat to fans of a bygone era of sound and stage. “Not since James Brown’s legendary residencies in the ’70s has Harlem’s Apollo Theater played host to such an event,” the press release said.
With production of Living On Soul wrapped, the guys behind the project are attempting to get post-production started. Having launched a Kickstarter, the filmmakers have a 30-day campaign to raise funds and finishing costs. God willing, all goes well and the film will be completed this summer in preparation for a late 2016 premiere. Check out the campaign’s rewards here, which includes box sets, autographed Daptone memorabilia, rare test pressings and unique experiences.
Watch the trailer for the documentary, below: