Like the Ghanaian Sankofa bird in the PAYTONE RECORDS logo, it is Nicholas Payton’s mission to extract the richness and lost knowledge of the past in order to elevate today’s consciousness. Hailed as The Savior of Archaic Pop, Payton is rooted in tradition, yet he isn’t stuck there. His life’s work is to dismantle the status quo and to subvert mediocrity by giving rise to quality.

To date, the label has released five albums.

The latest is Textures (June, 2016) with a sixth in the can, the highly anticipated The Afro-Caribbean Mixtape.


Featured Selections from the Paytone Records Catalog