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Various – Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Friday, March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Linear Labs: Los Angeles

Image: 1596105 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 Shaheed
Muhammad), alongside Younge catalog classics
dating back to 2000. LP format features bonus
track: “Sirens II,” from upcoming Bilal album.

In less than a year’s time, Adrian Younge’s Linear Labs imprint has made a very firm impression on fans of forward-thinking,
analog-based music from multiple genres. One notable fan, among many, is DJ Premier, who produced his late 2014 PRhyme
album exclusively using samples drawn from Younge’s catalog.
To give fans a chance to revel in Younge’s range and – just as importantly – give followers a sneak-peek at four impressive 2015
albums already slated for release, Younge is proud to release the compilation album, Los Angeles.
On Los Angeles, many hip-hop fanatics will impatiently skip forward to the graceful, galloping and appropriately dramatic “Return
Of The Savage,” from the upcoming Younge-helmed 12 Reasons To Die II. The song features Ghostface Killah alongside Raekwon
and RZA. But track-skippers will soon head back to the album’s opener: the dusky, Baroque soul of “Memories Of War,” from the
upcoming Something About April II, with vocals by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. Also on the upcoming tip: a track from the Adrian
Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad concept album The Midnight Hour, entitled “Feel Alive,” with silky vocals by Karolina, alongside
longtime Younge collaborator Loren Oden.

Other highlights amongst the album’s ten tracks include:
· “1969 Organ” – From Adrian Younge’s first release, 2000’s Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
· “Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix)” – From the 2014 Souls of Mischief / Ali Shaheed
Muhammad album, There Is Only Now Remix
· “The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2” – An instrumental originally rhymed over by the inimitable
Ghostface Killah, on 2013’s 12 Reasons To Die
· “To Be Your One” – Taken from 2013’s Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
· “Chicago Wind” – From the 2009 album, Original Score To The Motion Picture: Black Dynamite

1. Memories Of War
(feat. Laetitia Sadier)
2. Sirens II (feat. Bilal)
3. 1969 Organ
4. Feel Alive
(feat. Karolina & Loren Oden)
5. The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2
(Instrumental)
6. The Last Act
(feat. Souls Of Mischief)

7. Turn Down The Sound
(feat. Loren Oden)
8. Return Of The Savage
(feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, & RZA)
9. Chicago Wind (feat. Toni Scruggs)
10. To Be Your One
(feat. William Hart & Loren Oden)
11. Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Remix) (feat. Souls Of Mischief) Available from 08.05.2015

Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics (Instrumentals)
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics (Instrumentals)

Image: 1608320 Linear Labs now brings you Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics

in a never before issued instrumental edition!

Tracks from Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics have been sampled by Schoolboy Q, DJ Premier (and many more) and have been heard in Netflix monster hit Marvel’s Luke Cage!
The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-’60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead vocalist and songwriter William Hart,
his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of producer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William’s signature falsetto—the
Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.
Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).” Out of their twenty hits, William Hart wrote
or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like “La-La Means I Love You,” “He Don’t Really Love You,” and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love).”After
five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty
years after writing his first hit, lead singer and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.
Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from Philly 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 Oden and Saudia Mills—as well as Om’Mas Keith on the single “Stop and Look
(And You Have Found Love)”—to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear.
Younge rocketed to international recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of Mischief’s
“There Is Only Now” and Ghostface Killah’s “Twelve Reasons to Die” concept albums.
Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. “I was studying Delfonics stuff for years,” Younge reveals. “I studied Delfonics to do the Black Dynamite stuff. I’ve been a fan,
and I’ve just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.”
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 are distinguishing musical elements that
Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. “I want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same
thing rehashed,” Younge says. “I want to push it forward. William and I strived to push this forward.
Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available in a never before issued instrumental edition on his own Linear Labs imprint.

SIDE ONE:
1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love) (Instrumental)
2. Lost Without You (Instrumental)
3. True Love (Instrumental)
4. Silently (Instrumental)
5. Enemies (Instrumental)
6. To Be Your One (Instrumental)
SIDE TWO:
1. Stand Up (Instrumental)
2. Just Love (Instrumental)
3. So In Love With You (Instrumental)
4. I Can’t Cry No More (Instrumental)
5. Lover’s Melody (Instrumental)
6. Party’s Over (Instrumental)
7. Life Never Ends (Instrumental) Available from 14.04.2017

Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics

Image: 1607822 The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-’60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
producer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William’s signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.
Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).” Out of
their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like “La-La Means I Love You,” “He Don’t Really
Love You,” and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love).”After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.
Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
Philly 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 Oden
and Saudia Mills—as well as Om’Mas Keith on the single “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)”—to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
Mischief’s “There Is Only Now” and Ghostface Killah’s “Twelve Reasons to Die” concept albums.
Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. “I was studying Delfonics stuff for years,” Younge reveals. “I studied Delfonics to do the
Black Dynamite stuff. I’ve been a fan, and I’ve just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.”
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 are
distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. “I
want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed,” Younge says. “I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
push this forward.
Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint

SIDE ONE:
1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love)
2. Lost Without You
3. True Love
4. Silently
5. Enemies
6. To Be Your One
SIDE TWO:
1. Stand Up
2. Just Love
3. So In Love With You
4. I Can’t Cry No More
5. Lover’s Melody
6. Party’s Over
7. Life Never Ends Available from 20.01.2017

Adrian Younge – Something About April II (Instrumentals)
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Something About April II (Instrumentals)

Image: 1603462 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.

SIDE A – INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS OF:
Sittin’ By The Radio • Winter Is Here • Sandrine
Step Beyond • Sea Motet • Memories Of War • Psalms

SIDE B – INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS OF:
Magic Music • Ready To Love • La Ballade
April Sonata • Hands Of God • Hear My Love Available from 06.05.2016

Adrian Younge – Something About April II
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Something About April II

Image: 1601290 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.
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. With effervescent conviction,
Younge executes with an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal
perform duets on “Step Beyond” and “La Ballade,” reminiscent of Serge Gainsborg and Jane Birkin,
Raphael Saadiq blends “Black Jazz” vocals with psychedelic soul on “Magic Music,” Israeli star,
Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like “Hear my love” and “Winter is Here,” Loren
Oden croons as if the apparent ghost of Donnie Hathaway created one last love song, “Sandrine.”
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.

SIDE A:
Sittin’ By The Radio • Winter Is Here • Sandrine Step Beyond • Sea Motet • Memories Of War • Psalms
SIDE B: Magic Music • Ready To Love • La Ballade April Sonata • Hands Of God • Hear My Love Available from 22.01.2016

Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II (7inchBox
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II (7inchBox

Image: 1599193 Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah’s latest collaboration, 12 Reasons To Die II, is now available as a deluxe 7 inch box set! The set includes six singles in full color jackets with two of the singles being both picture discs and Serato controllers!

Fans who have been anticipating a sequel to 2013’s acclaimed first installment can rejoice: Adrian Younge’s and Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons To Die II has finally arrived.
To up the ante this time around, Ghostface has added a very important lyrical sparring partner 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, album executive producer and Wu-Tang patriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story’s narrator.
“Having Ghost and Raekwon together on multiple tracks is almost like cheating, because they fit so well together,” laughs album mastermind and prime mover Adrian Younge.
“Their chemistry is undeniable and they clearly make each other better. RZA established the template for those guys working together decades ago, I’m merely adding my two cents to the legacy.”
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.
“This time around I wanted to make a statement with a darker, heavier approach to the composition and sonic landscape,” Younge explains. And regarding his producer / artist relationship with the legendary Wu-Tang MC who is on the marquee, he says, “When I composed the first Twelve Reasons album, I hadn’t spent a lot of personal time with Ghostface. It was constructed purely on my knowledge of him with me as a fan. This time around, the album is based on what I learned from touring with him in 2013. We shared a lot of great ideas and since then have been discussing how we could make the next installment even better.”
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.

RECORD ONE:
SIDE A – SERATO TONE
SIDE B1 – POWERFUL ONE
SIDE B2 – POWERFUL ONE
(INSTRUMENTAL)
RECORD TWO:
SIDE A – RETURN OF THE SAVAGE
SIDE B – KING OF NEW YORK
RECORD THREE:
SIDE A – RISE UP
SIDE B – DAILY NEWS
RECORD FOUR:
SIDE A – SERATO TONE
SIDE B1 – I GET THE MONEY
SIDE B2 – I GET THE MONEY
RECORD SIX:
SIDE A – BLACKOUT
SIDE B1 – RESURRECTION MORNING
SIDE B2 – LIFE’S A REBIRTH
(INSTRUMENTAL)
RECORD FIVE:
SIDE A1 – DEATH’S INVITATION
INTERLUDE
SIDE A2 – DEATH’S INVITATION
SIDE B1 – LET THE RECORD SPIN
INTERLUDE
SIDE B2 – LET THE RECORD SPIN Available from 25.09.2015

Ghostface Killah – 12 Reasons To Die (Instrumentals)
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ghostface Killah – 12 Reasons To Die (Instrumentals)

Image: 1598498 THE INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF ADRIAN YOUNGE’S ACCLAIMED COLLABORATION WITH WU-TANG CLAN’S GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RE-ISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON LINEAR LABS!

The sounds of classic 36 Chambers-era RZA meld with Portishead and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone
on 12 Reasons To Die, the first ever collaboration between Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge. A daring,
full-length Crime/Horror concept album, 12 Reasons’ executive producer and Ghostface’s longtime Wu-Tang
Clan collaborator The RZA, referred to the album as “groundbreaking” in the hip-hop genre.
Ghostface Killah’s prominence in hip hop has grown steadily over his 20-plus year career – including high-profile
appearances on Kanye West’s Cruel Summer, RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack and 36 Seasons,
his recent collaboration with The Revelations – 12 Reasons catches the gifted MC at the height of
his lyrical prowess.
Composer/producer/instrumentalist Adrian Younge represents the next generation of black music producers.
His aim is an organic re-appropriation of hip-hop circa the mid-90s. His previous releases, the Black Dynamite
soundtrack album (2009) Something About April (2011), and There Is Only Now, his collaboration with Souls Of
Mischief (2012), touched on psychedelia, blaxploitation, and the cinematic soul of the 1970s. 12 Reasons was
Adrian’s first project in which he’s immersed himself in the world of hip-hop.

SIDE ONE:
1. Attenzione Al Stare
2. L’Aumento Dell’Abito Nero
3. Dichiaro Guerra
4. Sangue Sull’Acciottolato
5. Il Centro Di Attrazione
6. I Nemici Tutti Intorno A Me
SIDE TWO:
1. Una Chiamata Inattesa
2. L’Aumento Del Killer Faccia fantasma
3. La Vendetta E’ Dolce
4. Omicidio Spree
5. Il Colpo Sicuro
6. Dodici Ragioni Per Morire Available from 21.08.2015

Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II

Image: 1597377 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.

SIDE ONE:
1. Powerful One
2. Return Of The Savage (feat. Raekwon & RZA)
3. King Of New York (feat. Raekwon)
4. Rise Up (feat. Scarub)
5. Daily News
6. Get The Money (feat. Vince Staples)
SIDE TWO:
1. Death’s Invitation Interlude (feat. RZA)
2.Death’s Invitation (feat. Chino XL, Lyrics Born, & Scarub)
3. Let The Record Spin Interlude (feat. RZA)
3. Let The Record Spin (feat. Raekwon)
5. Blackout (feat. Raekwon)
6. Resurrection Morning (feat. Raekwon & Bilal)
7. Life’s A Rebirth (feat. RZA) Available from 10.07.2015

Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons II (Instrumentals)
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons II (Instrumentals)

Image: 1597378 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.

1. Powerful One
2. Return Of The Savage
3. King Of New York
4. Rise Up
5. Daily News
6. Get The Money
SIDE TWO:
1. Death’s Invitation Interlude
2. Death’s Invitation
3. Let The Record Spin Interlude
3. Let The Record Spin
5. Blackout
6. Resurrection Morning
7. Life’s A Rebirth Available from 10.07.2015

Adrian Younge – Something About April
Friday, March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Something About April

Image: 1596103 In the four years since Adrian Younge’s Something About April album
first appeared, the Los Angeles-based producer and
multi-instrumentalist has become his own musical cottage industry.
Not only has he collaborated with musical legends ranging from The
Delfonics to Ghostface Killah, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and The
Souls of Mischief, his work has also been sampled by such rap giants
as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Common.

In an equally impressive twist, DJ Premier produced an entire album with Younge’s work as his only source material (including
multiple samples from April, of course): 2014’s PRhyme, with MC Royce Da 5’9”.
Something About April is an album that flaunts all of the trademarks that have made Younge an in-demand name as a composer
and sample source-point. His work oozes raw, analog soul and the primal sonic edge of psychedelic rock, sitting nicely alongside
Ennio Morricone’s best soundtrack work, Pink Floyd’s early catalog and Parliament’s Osmium.
Younge’s songwriting is what truly makes this album unique and keeps ears engaged. While many of his tunes are initially
vamp-driven, there are changes and aural twists that lurk around every corner, as evidenced on stand-out cuts including:
· The intense, deep groove and stripped-down vocals of “Turn Down The Sound”
[sampled for Common’s “Out On Bond”],
· The turns of both tension and beauty on “Reverie” (with all TWELVE instruments per
formed by Younge) [sampled on Jay-Z’s “Heaven,” with Justin Timberlake],
· The gorgeous, cinematic ballads “First Step On The Moon” and
“Two Hearts Combine”,
· The breakbeat fiesta of “Sirens” [used by Jay-Z for “Picasso Baby”], and
· The new millennial soul/doo-wop of “Lovely Lady,” complete with lead guitar by funky
soul legend Dennis Coffey.
This deluxe reissue vinyl on Younge’s Linear Labs imprint includes a bonus instrumental song from the
original album sessions – “Niacin.”

SIDE A
1. Turn Down The Sound
2. It’s Me
3. Anna May
4. Two Hearts Combine
5. Thunderstrike
6. Reverie
7. First Step On The Moon
8. Dusts Of Gold

SIDE B
1. Midnight Blue
2. Lovely Lady (feat. Dennis Coffey)
3. Sound Of A Man
4. Sirens
5. Mourning Melodies In Rhapsody
6. Something About April
7. Niacin (BONUS TRACK) Available from 05.06.2015

Adrian Younge – Black Dynamite (Score / Picture Disc)
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Black Dynamite (Score / Picture Disc)

Image: 1592481 (Original Motion Picture Score) was the meticulously crafted sonic accompaniment to the 2009 Michael Jai White comedy.
The title is now being reissued as a limited edition picture disc on Younge’s own Linear Labs imprint. Inspired by the great
blaxploitation soundtracks of the 1970s, Younge commands the Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet,
harpsichord, synthesizer, vibraphone, guitar, bass, flute, sax, cello, and drums to craft a singular vision of the era. Since
its release, the film has grown into a formidable franchise including a comic book and animated television series on
Cartoon Network. Now five years later, the score is being reissued with the full set of instrumentals and four additional
tracks including a rare version of “Jimmy’s Dead” by Tommy Davidson.
A certifiable cult classic, the film centers around ex-CIA agent Black Dynamite’s fight to avenge his brother’s murder while
cleaning up the streets of the deadly Anaconda malt liquor. Having been involved with the film from its inception, Younge’s
score is intimately woven into the film’s narrative. As editor, Younge worked closely with director Scott Sanders to ensure
the authenticity of the film’s pace and musical accompaniment. The final result is a clever homage that sounds more like
an unearthed gem from the ‘70s—complete with MPC-ready Wu-Tang samples—rather than a modern creation.
This authentic sound is one that Younge has been cultivating for years. His ability to replicate the nuanced stylistic effects
of a bygone era are the result of utilizing exclusively vintage analog recording equipment and techniques, and long hours
studying the sounds of heroes like Ennio Morricone and Curtis Mayfield. Laboring away in his Los Angeles based Linear
Labs studio, Younge played every instrument on the record, teaching himself anything he didn’t already know. Through a
dogged work ethic and determination, Younge has painstakingly constructed a modern vintage sound that harkens to the
past with its sights on the future.
Black Dynamite is a must-have for any fan of the blaxploitation era and dark soul music, a modern-day classic whose
legendary status will only grow stronger over time.

SIDE ONE:
1. BLACK DYNAMITE THEME
2. CLEANING UP THE STREETS
3. MAN WITH THE HEAT ..SUPERBAD..
4. SHINE
5. JIMMY’S DEAD
6. SHOT ME IN THE HEART
7. BLACK THEY BACK
8. GLORIA ..ZODIAC LOVERS..
SIDE TWO:
1. ANACONDA MALT LIQUOR
2. JIMMY’S APARTMENT
3. JIMMY’S DEAD ..INTERLUDE..
4. CHICAGO WIND
5. RAFELLI CHASE
6. JIMMY’S DEAD ..INSTRUMENTAL..
7. DYNOMITE ..SUCKAPUNCH RE..EDIT..
..BONUS TRACKS..
7. ANACONDA UNSCREW YOU
8. JIMMY’S APARTMENT ..ALT. TAKE FEAT. TOMMY DAVIDSON..
9. LIFE OF A HUSTLER
10. TEARS I CRY
ADRIAN YOUNGE PRESENTS…
OFFICIAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE Available from 31.10.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Pic.Disc)
Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Pic.Disc)

Image: 1592227 The Adrian Younge produced Souls of Mischief future classic / There Is Only Now is now available as a deluxe picture disc while supplies last!

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, 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 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.

SIDE ONE:
1. K..Now Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
4. Panic Struck
5. K..Now Interlude 1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
6. Another Part Of You (feat. William Hart)
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K..Now Interlude 2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
4. The Synopsis (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K..Now Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K..Now Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Available from 26.09.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Adrian Younge Pres.)
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Adrian Younge Pres.)

Image: 1590063 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, 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 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.

SIDE ONE:
1. K-Now Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
4. Panic Struck
5. K-Now Interlude 1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
6. Another Part Of You (feat. William Hart)
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K-Now Interlude 2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
4. The Synopsis (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K-Now Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K-Now Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Available from 22.08.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumentals)
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumentals)

Image: 1590064 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, 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 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.

SIDE ONE:
1. K?Now Intro
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament
4. Panic Struck
5. K?Now Interlude 1
6. Another Part Of You
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K?Now Interlude 2
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold
4. The Synopsis
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K?Now Reprise
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K?Now Outro Available from 22.08.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now

Image: 1589936 A-SIDE: There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg) B-SIDE: All You Got Is Your Word / 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 Mischie 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. Available from 18.07.2014

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