Crate Diggers: Adrian Younge Digs His Vinyl Collection
Super-producer Adrian Younge of Waxpoetics and Soul Temple Records fame sat with FUSE to sift through his expansive record collection. Younge, a fan and collaborator of the Wu-Tang Clan, discusses the art of the break – a cornerstone of hip-hop music that ultimately inspired him to trade his beat machine for real instruments. Younge began to compose his own funk and soul music once he realized it was not beat makers he wanted to compete with, but composers – a move that led to the birth of the Black Dynamite score, Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn and the more recent Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics. To say that this guy is a beast would be a gross understatement. An expert vinyl junkie with an aptitude for funk comparable to that of the STAX roster at it’s height, Younge discusses all of the things about records that excite him and inspire his music.