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Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise
Adrian Younge
The Electronique Void: Black Noise
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size and you didn’t have to trek down to a university to use one anymore. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep in its heart, really could be. “Black Noise” is men talking to men about women; “Lemonade” is a woman talking to women about men, and they both orbit around a failure we take for granted like the sun: loving you is complicated. It’s a skill; we forgot. Adrian Younge calls “The Electronique Void” an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. There’s a problem at the heart of it, a woman who’s been told that she’s loved, but she doesn’t recognize that, can’t feel it, may have heard it all before, may be worrying about the wrong things. Jack Waterson, long a guitarist in Younge’s band, plays the role of narrator, sounding professorial and rather superior as he lays out for the woman where she’s erred. That vocoder you hear is Adrian, talking to her on a subterranean level, the way an artist must. The discourse on the album is the kind of thing that happens when you go blonde and then you can’t keep ‘em off you. These truths are cold and hard, and our hero begrudges the well-meaning advice being rained down upon her as any independent woman would. The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad. Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it.
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Something About April Part 2
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
Something About April Part 2
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create new sounds. Making an indelible impression on modern vinyl heads and producers alike (having been sampled by DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Common, 50 Cent) the Something About April brand is an axiom to the modern “Breakbeat,” and Linear Labs is happy to announce its successor: Something About April II. Recorded with a collection of rare instruments, Something About April II advances Younge’s musical paradigm with enterprising concepts, and grander compositions, synthesizing the boundaries between dark American soul, and classic European cinema. This latest release features an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal, perform duets on “Step Beyond” and “La Ballade,” reminiscent of duets from Serge Gainsborg & Jane Birkin; Raphael Saadiq blends “Black Jazz” vocals with psychedelic soul on “Magic Music,” while Israeli star, Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like “Hear my love” and “Winter is Here.” Long time Adrian Younge collaborator Loren Oden croons as if the apparent ghost of Donnie Hathaway created one last love song with “Sandrine” and “Sittin’ by the Radio.” Younge is the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard, looking into the past to create the future. What this album extrapolates from vinyl culture, will become further magnified by its sampling down the line. Something About April II will replace the former as a holy grail for producers and collectors alike…
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Something About April
Adrian Younge - Presents The Delfonics Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
Presents The Delfonics Instrumentals
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as leadvocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help ofproducer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William's signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane fromPhilly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Odenand Saudia Mills—as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"—to work alongside William.From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There aredistinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. Now the instrumentals are finally available.
Delfonics, The - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Delfonics, The
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Linear Labs)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as leadvocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help ofproducer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William's signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane fromPhilly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Odenand Saudia Mills—as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"—to work alongside William.From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There aredistinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
23,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Fans who have been waiting for the past 2 years can finally rejoice -Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah's 'Twelve Reasons To Die II' isfinally here.To up the ante this time Ghostface has added a very important lyricalcompanion to the mix, Raekwon. The chemistry cemented twodecades ago on Rae's classic 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' is as strong asever. On the topic of chemistry executive producer and Wu-Tangpatriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story's narrator.The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help ofYounge's never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic,psychedelic soul. The music - on which Younge hiimself playsupwards of 10 instruments on certain songs - was recorded strictly onanalog tape, to bring out the true grit of the 70s era that provides the'Twelve Reasons' backdrop.Twelve Reasons To Die II is another heavy feather in the caps of allinvolved, especially Younge and Ghost, who again poured their skillsan intellect into thie dramatic and engaging tale. It all fits perfectly intothe Wu-Tang family tree as well as Younge's always-expandingmusical universe, which now proudly relies on Linear Labs to house it.
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Instrumental Versions: Something About April Part 2
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
Instrumental Versions: Something About April Part 2
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In the years since the release of Adrian Younge’s Something About April, he has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create new sounds. Fortuitously, Something About April has made an indelible impression on modern vinyl heads and producers alike, being sampled by DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Common, 50 Cent and more. The Something About April brand is an axiom to the modern “Breakbeat” and Linear Labs is happy to announce its successor: Something About April II. As with Something About April – Something About April II is the sort of recording that is more than deserving of an all instrumental treatment. Recorded with Younge’s collection of rare instruments, Something About April II advances his musical paradigm with enterprising concepts and grander compositions — it synthesizes the boundaries between dark American soul and classic European cinema. Younge is the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard, looking at the past to create the future. What this album extrapolates, from vinyl culture, will become further magnified by its sampling down the line. Something About April II will replace the former as a holy grail for producers and collectors alike.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Rise Up / Daily News
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Rise Up / Daily News
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In 2015 Adrian Young e provided Ghostface Killah with a sonic backdrop out of hip hop and Italian horror, as much Ennio Morricone as sweet boom bap. Select singles from the project will now be available, presented here “Rise Up b/w Daily News” in a full color jacket.
Adrian Younge presents - Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Adrian Younge presents
Linear Labs: Los Angeles
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA), Something About April II, and The Midnight Hour (with Ali ShaheedMuhammad), alongside Younge catalog classics dating back to 2000. LP format features bonus track: “Sirens II,” from upcoming Bilal album.
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Something About April Instrumentals
Adrian Younge - OST Black Dynamite Score Picture Disc
Adrian Younge
OST Black Dynamite Score Picture Disc
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Linear Labs)
32,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge makes his debut on Wax Poetics Records with his original score to the Michael Jai White comedy Black Dynamite.
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes Orange Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remixes Orange Vinyl Edition
10" | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
23,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
DJ/Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hip-hop icon. As one-third of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, his influence and impact on the musical landscape is still felt today.Last year, Muhammad received an invitation from Adrian Younge to work on fellow Golden Era legends Souls of Mischief’s There Is Only Now. He narrated the album, playing a DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW, while providing background music to accompany the narration. The results were impressive enough to ignite a creative burst in the two producers that quickly produced an album’s worth of material in a matter of weeks. Muhammad shares his thoughts on Younge, “He’ssuch an easy person to work with, he has such vision when it comes to music. We really get each other, and that’s the other fun part of creating and finding a partner you’re on the same wavelengthwith.”Excited to support the There Is Only Now album, Muhammad got to work on a ten-track remix album that carefully re-imagines the original. Looking for a different mix and sound, Muhammad shares, “I wanted to make it as emotional and moving as the original compositions. So even though it’s a remix, it has the feeling of an original work. But bringing something else to the sound.”
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
23,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crimetale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.”Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for allinvolved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed tothe expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Instrumentals
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now Instrumentals
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crimetale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.”Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for allinvolved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed tothe expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Feat. Snoo Dogg / All You Got Is Your Word
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now Feat. Snoo Dogg / All You Got Is Your Word
7" | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
13,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label. This ambitious full-length offering will be available in July. There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries. This, the first single from the project, will hit in June with Snoop Dogg and the title track “There Is Only Now” on the A-Side. The 7” vinyl is housed in a deluxe, die cut sleeve emblazoned with the Linear Labs and Souls of Mischief logos tucked into a full color jacket. This is your first taste from a full-length destined to be among the best albums to be released in 2014. Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Something About April Deluxe Edition
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
Something About April Deluxe Edition
2CD | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
18,39 €* 22,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the Linear Labs deluxe edition in cardboard sleeve. The release contains the full CD album and instrumentals including bonus tracks.Adrian Younge is the next generation of soul music. A self-taught musician and recording engineer who has dedicated his life to the study of classic soul music, Younge finds himself at the center of a new soul renaissance with a vision for pushing the boundaries of the music itself.For his current solo project, Younge envisioned a new sound that would revisit his earlier, more baroque instrumental work of Venice Dawn and mesh it with the deep, gritty soul of Black Dynamite, eventually deciding to bring everything full circle by releasing the material under the moniker Venice Dawn.
Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise Instrumentals
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Blackout / Resurrection Morning
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Blackout / Resurrection Morning
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In 2015 Adrian Younge provided Ghostface Killah with a sonic backdrop equal parts hip hop and Italian horror, as much Ennio Morricone as sweet boom bap. Select singles from the project will now be available, presented here “Blackout b/w Resurrection Morning/Life’s A Rebirth” in a full color jacket. 12 Reasons To Die II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop. Younge’s work of course sounds great – as presented here, it looks as good as it sounds with the Italian horror inspired graphics splattered all over the full color jacket.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Death's Invitation / Let The Record Spin
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Death's Invitation / Let The Record Spin
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
5,49 €* 10,99 € -50%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In 2015 Adrian Younge provided Ghostface Killah with a sonic backdrop equal parts hip hop and Italian horror, as much Ennio Morricone as sweet boom bap. Select singles from the project will now be available, presented here “Death’s Invitation b/w Let The Record Spin” in a full color jacket. 12 Reasons To Die II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop. Younge’s work of course sounds great – as presented here, it looks as good as it sounds with the Italian horror inspired graphics splattered all over the full color jacket.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Return Of The Savage Feat. Raekwon & RZA / King Of New York Feat. Raekwon
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Serato Picture Disc Double Pack
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Serato Picture Disc Double Pack
2x7" | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
54,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The next treat from Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge’s collaboration, “12 Reasons To Die II” is designed to thrill DJs and fans alike. The Serato Picture Disc Double Pack is exactly what you’d think – two full color picture discs, both in full color jackets, both with Serato control tones for the DJ.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Instrumentals
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Instrumentals
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Fans who have been waiting for the past 2 years can finally rejoice -Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah's 'Twelve Reasons To Die II' isfinally here.To up the ante this time Ghostface has added a very important lyricalcompanion to the mix, Raekwon. The chemistry cemented twodecades ago on Rae's classic 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' is as strong asever. On the topic of chemistry executive producer and Wu-Tangpatriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story's narrator.The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help ofYounge's never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic,psychedelic soul. The music - on which Younge hiimself playsupwards of 10 instruments on certain songs - was recorded strictly onanalog tape, to bring out the true grit of the 70s era that provides the'Twelve Reasons' backdrop.Twelve Reasons To Die II is another heavy feather in the caps of allinvolved, especially Younge and Ghost, who again poured their skillsan intellect into thie dramatic and engaging tale. It all fits perfectly intothe Wu-Tang family tree as well as Younge's always-expandingmusical universe, which now proudly relies on Linear Labs to house it.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Box Set
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2 Box Set
6x7" | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
80,99 €* 89,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition 6x7" box set incl. 2 7" serato pressings.Fans who have been waiting for the past two years can finally rejoice: Adrian Younge’s and Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons To Die II is coming soon.To up the ante this time around, Ghostface has added a very important lyrical companion to the mix: Raekwon. The chemistry that was cemented two decades ago on Rae’s classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is as strong as ever, clearly heard on five out of the album’s 13 songs. And on the topic of chemistry, executive producer and Wu-Tang patriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story’s narrator.Where the first installment of Twelve Reasons To Die was based in 1960s Italy – detailing the machinations of the feared DeLuca crime family – Part II inhabits the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City. Descendants of the DeLucas are running the city, but a powerful, younger crime syndicate is percolating, commanded by black gangster Lester Kane (personified by Raekwon).As Kane’s power grows, he takes on the DeLucas and a bloodbath ensues. Kane has always known the legend of Tony Starks, who was killed by the DeLucas in Italy and whose remains were partially used to create twelve vinyl records. When played back in the “old world,” the Ghostface Killer rose and destroyed the Italian faction. This plays into the story’s conclusion at the end of Part II.The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments on certain songs – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop.Twelve Reasons To Die II is another heavy feather in the caps of all involved, especially Younge and Ghost, who again poured their skills and intellect into this dramatic and engaging tale. It all fits perfectly into the Wu-Tang family tree as well as Younge’s always-expanding musical universe, which now proudly relies on Linear Labs to house it.
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Twelve Reasons To Die Volume 2
2CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Linear Labs)
16,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Fans who have been waiting for the past 2 years can finally rejoice -Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah's 'Twelve Reasons To Die II' isfinally here.To up the ante this time Ghostface has added a very important lyricalcompanion to the mix, Raekwon. The chemistry cemented twodecades ago on Rae's classic 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' is as strong asever. On the topic of chemistry executive producer and Wu-Tangpatriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story's narrator.The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help ofYounge's never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic,psychedelic soul. The music - on which Younge hiimself playsupwards of 10 instruments on certain songs - was recorded strictly onanalog tape, to bring out the true grit of the 70s era that provides the'Twelve Reasons' backdrop.Twelve Reasons To Die II is another heavy feather in the caps of allinvolved, especially Younge and Ghost, who again poured their skillsan intellect into thie dramatic and engaging tale. It all fits perfectly intothe Wu-Tang family tree as well as Younge's always-expandingmusical universe, which now proudly relies on Linear Labs to house it.includes bonus instrumental CD!
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Remixes
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now Remixes
Tape | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
DJ/Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hip-hop icon. As one-third of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, his influence and impact on the musical landscape is still felt today.Last year, Muhammad received an invitation from Adrian Younge to work on fellow Golden Era legends Souls of Mischief’s There Is Only Now. He narrated the album, playing a DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW, while providing background music to accompany the narration. The results were impressive enough to ignite a creative burst in the two producers that quickly produced an album’s worth of material in a matter of weeks. Muhammad shares his thoughts on Younge, “He’ssuch an easy person to work with, he has such vision when it comes to music. We really get each other, and that’s the other fun part of creating and finding a partner you’re on the same wavelengthwith.”Excited to support the There Is Only Now album, Muhammad got to work on a ten-track remix album that carefully re-imagines the original. Looking for a different mix and sound, Muhammad shares, “I wanted to make it as emotional and moving as the original compositions. So even though it’s a remix, it has the feeling of an original work. But bringing something else to the sound.”
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Instrumentals
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now
2CD | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crimetale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.”Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for allinvolved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed tothe expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.
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