Our Mission

 In the marketplace of reissues, the music is far too often presented in a void: repackaged, reproduced, and redistributed without the advent of any true historical context. And when it comes to the sound of Black American music, the history - the story - is just as important as anything else.

That’s why the goal of 180 Proof Records is to mightily buck this trend, using the sound of the past to weave new stories in Soul, Jazz, and Funk -- or in other words, stories that could only be born in the U.S.A. 

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