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Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics

The biggest brand in soul, the Delfonics, teams up with L.A.’s hottest songwriter/producer, Adrian Younge, for a true return-to-form on Linear Labs’ “Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics.”

“Younge– who produced the album, co-wrote all of its 13 songs with Hart, and played a couple of dozen instruments on it– exchanges all that for a sonic aesthetic that has more in common with the more eccentric strain of soul and R&B records that are so beloved by hardcore crate diggers and producers like J Dilla and Madlib. Instead of the luxe orchestration that was a trademark of peak-period Delfonics, Younge has given Hart idiosyncratic arrangements full of harpsichord, glockenspiel, and the electric sitar, which impart an element of campy psychedelia, but thankfully avoid crossing fully over into kitsch. With a mix that leans heavily on analog grit and high midrange tones, it sounds like the test pressing of a long-lost psych soul record rescued from a storage unit, and achieves a similar kind of retro accuracy that Younge gave to his soundtrack for the 2009 faux-vintage blaxploitation flick Black Dynamite.” — Mile Raymer, pitchfork.com

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