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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Get The Money feat. Vince Staples / Powerful One b/w Serato Control Tone

Limited edition double 7” picture-disc package containing two singles from Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons To Die II project, originally released back in 2015 in conjunction with producer and composer Adrian Younge. ‘Get The Money’ features the dextrous flow of Vince Staples, now a mainstream star. 

Jack Waterson
Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson

Is there anything Adrian Younge won't present? I'm yet to find something, but do let me know if you have any luck. On Jack Waterson Younge and Waterson marry their expertise in hip hop and psychedelia to make a record that is worthy of a press release that mentions acid. Think Tame Impala with breakbeats. On Linear Labs.

Adrian Younge
Produced By: Adrian Younge

Adrian Younge’s fusion of library jazz, hip-hop, soul and a general sense of Lynchian unease makes him one of the more innovative composer-producers (producer-composers?) currently at work. His sound is kind of the sonic equivalent of Jordan Peele's hyper-real cinematography. New LP Produced By: Adrian Younge lines Younge up with some talented vocalists - Estelle, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Black Thought - for a set of uncannily gorgeous tunes. Released, intentionally, during Black History Month.

Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April II

Fresh from a grand mafia-superhero themed project with Ghostface Killah, ace producer Adrian Younge turns his attentions to a new solo record. Something About April was a significant record when it landed, and this sequel is no different, combining Younge’s rare instrumentation with hip-hop beats and soulful guest vocals (including Laetitia Sadier!). On Linear Labs.

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents
The Midnight Hour Instrumentals

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have previous. In the past they’ve teamed up to score the 2016 Marvel series Luke Cage, and you might also recognise a snippet of The Midnight Hour Instrumentals’ ‘Questions’ from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled 06’. Snapped up for Lamar's beat when it was still in demo form, the full track appears here with vocals from CeeLo Green. The rest of this LP finds the pair paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance with a series of smoky neo-soul/hip-hop takes. Guests include Bilal, Laetitia Sadier and Luther Vandross.

Adrian Younge
Black Dynamite (Instrumentals / Original Motion Picture Score)

Director Scott Sanders made 'Black Dynamite' as a parody of the Blaxploitation genre, about a spy on a mission to take revenge on his brother's murderer. The score was composed by Adrian Younge, and was his first ever release. Like Sanders' film, it's inspired by and sends up the music of Blaxploitation cinema, utilising synth, keyboards and organs as well as sax and soft percussion. 'Black Dynamite' shows that Younge has a firm understanding of the tropes that made this genre so prominent. On 'Black Dynamite (Instruments / Original Motion Picture Score)', Younge offers up the instrumentals that comprised the film's score.                
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  • Linear Labs

Adrian Younge
Black Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Score)

Director Scott Sanders made 'Black Dynamite' as a parody of the Blaxploitation genre, about a spy on a mission to take revenge on his brother's murderer. The score was composed by Adrian Younge, and was his first ever release. Like Sanders' film, it's inspired by and sends up the music of Blaxploitation cinema, utilising synth, keyboards and organs as well as sax and soft percussion. 'Black Dynamite' shows that Younge has a firm understanding of the tropes that made this genre so prominent. 
  • Vinyl LP (LL009PDLP)
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  • Linear Labs

Adrian Younge
Voices Of Gemma Instrumentals

‘Instrumental’ records often come off like vanity projects that only ever have real appeal for the producer and a very select number of die-hard completists. Not so Adrian Younge’s Voices Of Gemma. The original record purposely pitted plush library-pop against eerie and operatic female vocals to bring about a sense of Twilight Zone uncanniness. Now Linear Labs strip out the singing to allow the just-a-little-too-comfortable instrumentals to work their magic on you.

Adrian Younge presents
Voices Of Gemma

A giddy LP from former Ghostface Killah and Ali Shaheed Muhammad collaborator Adrian Younge here. Voices Of Gemma is something of an iron fist in a velvet glove. These ten tracks will often lull you in with gorgeous, lilting tunes lifted straight from the David Axelrod songbook before hitting you with a sharp left hook. It could be an unsettling lyric, an incongruous bass lick or simply the single appearance of a male vocal after a record of head-voice female parts, but these intrusions destabilise the fantastical world that Younge otherwise sets up with such meticulous care. This is a louche, dreamy and uncanny listen.

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents
The Midnight Hour

Adrian Younge (Venice Dawn) has worked with Souls Of Mischief and Ghostface Killah teamed up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad to score the Luke Cage series whilst also working on their Luther Vandross inspired project. The Midnight Hour carries on where the king left off with a heady blend of soul, jazz and hip hop groove. Features guest appearances by the man himself Vandross, as well as Cee-Lo Green, Raphael Saadiq,  Eryn Allen Kane, and many more.

Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April

Why not sit down and play the sample-spotting game with Adrian Younge’s album Something About April? You might recognise catchy fragments used elsewhere by Jay-Z, 50 Cent or DJ Premier, a fact that indicates the kind of psychedelic swinging soul that Younge produces. This is the deluxe, limited LP reissue of the album, on Linear Labs.

Adrian Younge
The Electronique Void (Black Noise Instrumentals)

Stepping away for a minute from his recent killer collaborations with Ghostface Killah, producer (and entertainment law professor!) Adrian Younge considers this album to be an ‘academic’ one: a demonstration of the emotional capabilities of synthesisers. The Electronique Void certainly has the playful vibe of some early synth pioneers, though with an extra helping of groove in the mix. Out on Linear Labs.
  • Vinyl LP (LL034LP)
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Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
The Delfonics Instrumentals

The Delfonics are a vintage soul group who experienced a late-career resurrection when producer Adrian Younge got involved. His hip-hop informed approach was a hell of a boost, and this previously unreleased collection of instrumentals shows off the sheer god-damn groove of this fine outfit. LP release on Younge’s Linear Labs label.

Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics

Ghostface Killah-collaborator and purveyor of all gritty ‘70s sounds, Adrian Younge sought to re-invent Philly sweet-soul vanguards the Delfonics for the modern day. Teaming up with Delfonics’ William Hart, Younge presented the album in 2013 and its music has made it to Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix in the time since. Now it receives the reissue treatment with the LP out late January on Linear Labs.

Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April II - Instrumentals

Ace producer Adrian Younge‘s solo record Something About April II was a significant set when it was released last year, brimming over with Younge’s skills of arrangement and eclectic instrumentation. Now we have the chance to hear those cinematic productions shine all on their own with this Instrumental version of the whole LP. On Linear Labs.

Ghostface Killah
Death's Invitation / Let The Record Spin

Jazzy, boom-bap hip-hop from Ghostface Killah. This vinyl 7” single was recorded to tape and pressed to wax by Linear Labs. Heavy bass and squealing Rhodes keyboards, borrowed from Ennio Morricone, match the fantastic 1970s giallo-inspired artwork. Death's Invitation/Let The Record Spin is the sound of New York rap’s golden age updated with live instruments and lush arrangements.
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  • Linear Labs

Ghostface Killah
Return Of The Savage / King Of New York

Adrian Younge’s recent epic album 12 Reasons To Die II featured Ghostface Killah alongside old flames like Raekwon and RZA, working to tell the next chapter in a complex story of Italian crime syndicates in 70’s New York. Return Of The Savage / King Of New York picks out 2 quality Ghostface tracks from the record for single release. 7” on Linear Labs.
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  • Linear Labs

Ghostface Killah
Adrian Younge presents 12 Reasons To Die II

Adrian Younge presents 12 Reasons To Die II features Ghostface Killah working with old flames like Raekwon and RZA, to tell the next chapter in a complex story of Italian crime syndicates in 70’s New York. A great concept well executed by a killer team, all presented very cinematically. On Linear Labs.
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  • Linear Labs