Linear Labs

Adrian Younge & Linear Labs Presents... - Linear Labs: Los Angeles (LP)

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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.

Memories Of War (feat. Laetitia Sadier)

Sirens II (feat. Bilal)

1969 Organ

Feel Alive (feat. Karolina & Loren Oden)

The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2 (Instrumental)

The Last Act (feat. Souls Of Mischief)

Turn Down The Sound (feat. Loren Oden)

Return Of The Savage (feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, & RZA)

Chicago Wind (feat. Toni Scruggs)

To Be Your One (feat. William Hart & Loren Oden)

Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix) (feat. Souls Of Mischief)