linear labs | los angeles

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Linear Labs : Los Angeles compilation featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Adrian 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.

„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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favourite things | 10.14

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The soundcloud selection for october’14 holds 48 great tracks by some of bklyn’s favourite artists, producers and beat-makers. The set ‚10.14‘ contains productions by HISANOVA, NeguimBeats, Melodiesinfonie, King Thelonious, Jaze Baqti, Tom Misch, Iamnobodi, Monk, 20Syl, Submotion Orchestra, Kaytranada, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Es-K, Big K.R.I.T, Agnes Obel, any many more. Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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everything you never had pt. II

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Andreya Triana is back with the release of her new EP called ‚Everything You Never Had Pt. II‘.  You can now listen to the title track and ‚Superlove‘ which is the first song to be lifted off her highly anticipated album (due out in 2015). ‚Everything You Never Had Pt. II‘ will be released November 17th on Counter Records, pre-order on Ninjashop or iTunes.

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favourite things | 9.14

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The monthly “favourite things„-soundcloud expedition no. 9.2014 is a three hour playlist. The collection contains 48 selected tracks, productions and songs by artists such as Moods, Esta, S. Fidelity, 14KT, Herr Styler, Chief, Sola Rosa, Blockhead, Scrimshire, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Daisuke Tanabe, Vanilla, Black Milk, Mammal Hands and many more. Check out the latest selections and the bklyn music (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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stussy x soulection

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Check out Soulection and Stussy’s latest free compilation, featuring productions by Zikomo, IAMNOBODI, Goldlink, Orijanus, ESTA, Mr. Carmack, Sam Gellaitry, Connor Pearson, Evil Needle, 10A, Ta-ku, Jay Prince, Jordan James, Sango, JD Reid, Sivey, J-Louis, pyrmdplaza, Mikos Da Gawd, Jarreau Vandal, StarRo,  Leland Aleem Fakir and ABJO.

„You will see familiar official Soulection artists on this compilation as well some new talent from forward-thinking and ambitious producers, emcees and vocalists that we’re excited about and feel have a bright future. Our partnership with the iconic brand includes a ‚Soulection Tribe‘ limited t-shirt designed by Stussy as well as a physical in-store event and after party at our Sound Of Tomorrow Los Angeles monthly at The Echoplex.“

Compiled and executive produced by Joe Kay Design by Andre Power. Download the compilation for free here.

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prince x 3rdEyeGirl

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Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day, one solo LP entitled ‚Art Official Age‘ and ‚Plectrum Electrum‘ with his band 3rdEyeGirl. ‚Art Official Age‘ is produced and arranged by Prince and Joshua Welton. ‚PlectrumElectrum‘ is a recorded live-set by Prince and the three-piece band 3rdEyeGirl, consisting of Donna Grantis (Guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (Drums) and Ida Nielsen (Bass).

You can now stream two new tracks of the former album, ‚Clouds‘ featuring Lianne La Havas and ‚U Know with 3rdEyeGirl. Both albums are out on September 29th, pre-oder now on iTunes or Amazon. See the full tracklists after the jump.

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groove curse

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‚Groove Curse‘ is Jordan Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP ‚Franklin’s Room‚, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. ‚Groove Curse‘ takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove”. With the first single off the EP, „Street Light“, featuring Gwen Bunn (vocalist and producer of Schoolboy Q’s Collard Greens), the release celebrates the skills of upcoming young musicians who are writing, self-producing and taking full advantage of their vocal and multi-instrumentalist talents.

Available August 15th on Soul Has No Tempo, order online at Bandcamp.

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favourite things | 5.14

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bklyn’s latest soundcloud selection holds about 43 tracks out of various genres. The collection 5.14 includes tracks by Fink, Moods, Electric Wire Hustle, BadBadNotGood, Madlib, J Dilla, Tom Misch, Taylor McFerrin, Nick Price, Guts, Alice Russell, and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.

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the pologue

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AB‘s debut EP „Prologue Vol. 1″ is the first part of a two-part series of cover songs. In the first volume he’s using songs by Total, Chaka Khan and Shuggie Otis. Listen below and download the EP for free here.

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