Daptone Records Robbed

Daptone Records was robbed, and the thieves made off with a bunch of the soul label’s vintage gear, as well as some computers, phone equipment, and an empty safe. Dap-King Gabriel Roth “would like to ask for everyone’s help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music shops, and secondly (and more realistically) keeping an eye out for good deals on headphones, mics, pre-amps, etc.”

As an aside, Roth notes that they “have a session scheduled for Friday to lay down some music for (I know this sounds surreal) Rod Stewart, and I’m going to have to get the studio running by then.” Solo Rod, or could this be the first evidence that the rumored Faces reunion might actually end up sounding cool?

To get an idea of what kinds of sounds Daptone is responsible for, check out this free 14-song compilation, This is Daptone Records…

Thanks, Lep!


Upon first glance we are definitely missing:

Fender Super Guitar Amp in case

Fender Deluxe Guitar Amp

A whole bunch of headphones and wires

Nydia’s HP laptop computer

One Desktop MacIntosh Computer

One Purple Audio API style lunchbox with four Purple Audio Biz mic pre-amps

2 Yamaha NS10 monitors

Vintage Harmony Rocket Guitar

One steel string acoustic guitar

Martin Tenor sax in a gig bag

Technics 1200 turntable

Ion USB turntable

Teac Receiver/stereo amp

Sony dual deck CD burner/player

All of our modem/phone system stuff was ripped out and taken.

A whole bunch of condensor and dynamic microphones (I still need to figure out exactly what’s missing)

The power supply for my Trident console was tossed and the board was moved (probably not gently) so the status of that is still questionable.

A baldwin organ was tossed and is probably broken.

Lacie External hard drive

Let’s hope they find their stuff!

One thought on “Daptone Records Robbed”

  1. Very unfortunate, indeed. However, running a recording studio–one featured on MTV no less–without insurance, in a sketchy Brooklyn neighborhood, is stupidity of the highest order.

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