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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... CD
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Adrian Younge is best known as a studio genius – and he's certainly working in that setting here – but in a live environment, with a larger group – in a way that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! Younge's partner here is Ali Shaheed Muhammad – who plays bass alongside Adrian's keyboards – and the pair work with a core combo that includes alto, trumpet, guitar, and drums – plus a string duo who really give the whole thing a special vibe! The sound is very different than just a regular funk group – and while strings are normally used as an overdubbed add-on for many recordings, it's great to hear them working live here – a perfect complement to the deep ideas that Younge and Muhammad bring to the music. The vibe is a bit like a live David Axelrod session – save for occasional guest vocals from Loren Oden and Angela Munoz – and titles include "Black Beacon", "Better Endeavor", "Do It Together", "It's You", "Dans Un Moment D'Errance", "Bitches Do Voodoo", "Ravens", "Gate 54", and "Redneph In B Minor. CD
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Jack WatersonAdrian Younge Presents Jack Waterson ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the more unusual collaborations we've heard in recent years – and one that shouldn't work as well as it does! Jack Waterson's probably best known as a key member of Green On Red back in the 80s, but over the decades he's had a long history of work on his own – including ties to some of the more creative forces in Los Angeles – which, in this case, includes funky producer Adrian Younge, who co-created the music with Jack from top to bottom! Most of the tunes are vocal numbers, with Waterson singing in this really distorted way that's nice and watery – while Adrian brings some of his funky cinematic talents to play in this really nice way – almost making the whole thing sound like some vintage funky psych album. Ali Shaheed Muhammad guests on a few tracks – and titles include "Religion Of Death", "All Hail The Emperor", "Smile", "Prepare For A Long Fall", "The Legend Of Shorty George", and "They Won't Help You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Adrian Younge with Venice DawnSomething About April II ... CD
Linear Labs, 2016. Used ... $7.99
A record that hardly needs to be called a "part 2" – because this sweet little set knocks it out of the park even more than the first project issued under this title – all as a mighty tribute to the evolving studio genius of Adrian Younge! Like the first record, this one works as some sort of faux 70s soul album – but of the funky, deep-grooved sort – more badass soundtrack, with some heavy blacksploitation elements in the music – which Younge crafts from strings, beats, and a range of other great instrumentation that includes Hammond, electric piano, vibes, and even a bit of sitar! Yet the grooves here are also more expansive – surprisingly tuneful at times, especially on some of the numbers which feature surprising guest work from Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab – whose vocals appear on the album alongside some of the more soul-styled leads from Loren Oden. The whole thing's great – as heavy and funky as anything Adrian Younge's ever done, but better too – and titles include "Winter Is Here", "Sea Motet", "Sittin By The Radio", "Memories Of War", "Hands Of God", "Ready To Love", and "Magic Music". CD
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✨✧ Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeGet The Money/Powerful One (2 X 7 inch picture disc with Serato Control Tone) ... 7-inch
Linear Labs, 2015/2019. New Copy 2 x 7 inch (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of tracks from one the finest, moodiest, cinematic hip hop soul projects of the past couple decades – plus Serato Control Tones – in a beautiful 2 X 7" picture disc set! Legendarily wordy street hop hero Ghostface Killah is as energized as he's been in years on these tracks, and with producer/composer Adrian Younge delivering top shelf original funky soul, guests as brilliant as Vince Staples and Jack Waterson in the mix, this is pretty much a late period classic for Ghost and most certainly built to stand the test of time. The double picture discs are beautiful enough, but the DJs get even more bang for their buck with the Serato sides. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeTwelve Reasons To Die 2 ... LP
Linear Labs, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A superior sequel to Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's Twelve Reasons To Die saga – cementing the mid teens Ghostface creative resurgence in a major way – with some of the finest production work by Younge to date! It's a stunning reminder of how sharp Ghostface can be this late in the game when he's really feeling it, and he's a gracious host here, too – collaborating with Raekwon on the mic throughout the record, even featuring some moody narration by RZA – and seriously impressive guest appearances by Scarab, Lyrics Born, Chino XL and Bilal. There's a real mythology to the project, with a loose, but genuinely compelling narrative arc – combining prime Wu school crime noir rhymes and soundtrack funk production inspired by giallo, Blacksploitation and Younge's own distinct genius. Includes "Powerful One", "Daily News", "Return Of The Savage" with Raekwon & RZA, ,"Death's Invitation" with Scarab, Lyrics Born and Chino XL, "King Of New York", "Let The Record Spin" and "Blackout" with Raekwon, "Resurrection Morning" with Raekwon and Bilal and "Life's A Rebirth" with RZA. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Adrian YoungeProduced By Adrian Younge EP ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Adrian Younge's a talent who never sleeps – a producer/musician who's always on to new projects and new records – including some surprisingly great soundtrack efforts in recent years! Here, Younge takes a bit of time to collaborate with four different lyricists – Georgia Anne Muldrow, Estelle, Gallant, and Black Thought – each of whom get their chance to shine in the vocal spotlight, while Adrian handles all the other instrumentation in the studio – with just a bit of help from the great Terrace Martin on keyboards, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on acoustic piano and scratches. The set features eight tracks in all – vocal and instrumental versions of titles that include "February", "Home", "Strobe Lights", and "Noir". LP, Vinyl record album

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