Incredible debut release from the extremely talented Adrian Younge - composer, principal musician, and recording engineer of the Black Dynamite OST. The sound is jaw-droppingly authentic, vintage soul in every sense of the word. You could've told me this was a 70's record and I would have totally believed you! This is a new record (2009), but produced with golden era recording techniques and utilizing all vintage gear - pre-1970 from instruments, mics, mic pres, and recorded straight to 2-track tape. No easy feat by any means, but Adrian comes out like a champ with a record that does more than just rehash the music of the time and sounds just right next to Curtis' Superfly, Roy's Coffy, or Marvin's Troubleman. Check out "Black Dynamite Theme," "Cleaning Up The Streets," "Man With The Heat," "Shine," "Gloria," "Jimmy's Apartment," "Chicago Wind" and "Rafelli Chase." Highly Recommended.
- original instrumentals to the cult film Black Dynamite
- music label: Linear Labs 2014