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Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - free download out on Wax poetics Records

Adrian Younge Venice Dawn Something About April
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
(Free Digital Download) Wax Poetics Records, 2011-11-03

Wax Poetics Records releases a free Adrian Younge digital download as an appetizer to his much anticipated album, Venice Dawn's Something About April (out November 29th on Wax Poetics Records). This EP was originally released as very limited edition CD in 2000 when Adrian Younge began to work on his fictional italian and dark soul soundtrack Venice Dawn. We'll be publishing an Adrian Younge interview soon on Paris DJs, so stay tuned.

Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
(Free Digital Download) Wax Poetics Records, 2011-11-03

Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn (EP) by Wax Poetics

Tracklisting :
01. Psychotic (interlude) 2:48
02. 1969 Organ 4:44
03. Laura's Dream (Rhodes Version) 3:42
04. One Kiss Goodbye 3:55
05. Untitled II (Venice Dawn) 7:53

Links :
Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn : discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter
Wax Poetics : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Press Release :
The story begins in 1998 as budding hip-hop producer Adrian Younge finds himself confined by the limitations of the MPC. He begins teaching himself how to play various instruments so he can fully realize his vision. First it was keyboards, then drums, sax, guitar, and bass. Fascinated with the sounds of Italian soundtracks by the likes of Ennio Morricone, Younge begins work on the soundtrack to the fictional film Venice Dawn, recording the album intermittently over the course of the next year. What developed was a sound equal parts Morricone and Air. Self-released, the entire album was composed, arranged, and played by Younge. Only a thousand CDs were pressed, replete with faux soundtrack album art designed by Younge himself. Sold mostly in the L.A. area, the CD became collectable among those in the know.
Fast forward to 2008, and Younge finds himself at the center of the Black Dynamite zeitgeist. Instrumental in the film’s development, Younge not only edited the film, but composed the original score as well. Hailed as a modern blaxploitation masterpiece, the Black Dynamite score solidified Younge’s position as a force to be reckoned with on the new worldwide soul and funk scene.

Taking some time off after the success of Black Dynamite, Younge began revisiting some of his earlier work from Venice Dawn and envisioned a new sound that would take the blaxploitation of Black Dynamite and mesh it with the more left-field sounds of Venice Dawn, eventually deciding to bring everything full circle by releasing the material under the Venice Dawn moniker. This new LP, titled Something About April, will be released this fall on Wax Poetics Records, with the first single, “It’s Me,” coming in August.

In correlation with the release of the new LP, Wax Poetics Records is reissuing a digital-only EP version of the original Venice Dawn album for free. Its rerelease eleven years later connects the dots between Black Dynamite, Younge’s early work, and his newest album, Something About April.
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