Linear Labs: Los Angeles

BY Various Artists

Vinyl LP Record

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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

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limited_edition

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Artist

Various Artists

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Label

Linear Labs

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LP

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Vinyl LP Record

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Producers

Adrian Younge; Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest)

Release Date

19/5/2015

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