Music in Context.
Adrian Younge vs. Adrian Quesada (EP)
Record Store Day is synonymous with exclusive and limited releases and
this year is no different. Featuring a collaboration EP with Adrian
Younge from Venice Dawn and Black Dynamite fame and Adrian Quesada from
The Echocentrics, Ocote Soul Sounds, Brownout and grammy-winning Grupo
A first name is not all Adrian Younge and Adrian Quesada share, they also both have an equal love of the psychedelic, the cinematic and at the root of it all, soul music. So it was inevitable that a collaboration would eventually come to fruition. Mutual admirers of each others work, they first met at the SXSW music festival while on the same bill. Both began their production careers on MPC and taught themselves various instruments to further capture the symphonies heard in their heads.
Fresh off his current solo project "Something About April" under the moniker Venice Dawn, Adrian Younge found time to create all new tracks with Adrian Quesada who just released his "Echoland" tribute to Timbaland with the Echocentrics. Although both are distinct artists in their own right, they are cut from the same cloth with a signature sound that's equal parts Morricone, early Portishead, Wu-Tang and 60's psychedelic cinema soundtracks. Their combined efforts on this EP guarantees a double dose of the sound we have come to expect from these talented individuals.