Thursday, March 26

Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel

"The distinctive clattering drums and twisted psychedelics underpinning Jay Z’s ode to stacking art dollars, 'Picasso Baby,' sounds like a dusty sample rattled out of a 70s funk studio in Memphis, Tennessee. It is in fact a loop from 'Sirens,' a track written in 2011 by Adrian Younge, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. The Los Angeles native’s singular obsession with the seemingly lost craft of analogue production has made him the go-to name for hip-hop, R&B and soul stars in search of an old-school studio magic. From Hova, Snoop, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah to Common, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, and Ali Shaheed of A Tribe Called Quest, Younge's multiple collaborators cite his passion for vinyl culture and nuanced approach in successfully creating music deeply inspired by the past, yet progressive in execution."
Adrian Younge’s Perfection Of The Analogue Sound Dissected By RZA, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq & DJ Premier In Stunning Short Film
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YouTube: Adrian Younge's Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers