Younge hosted the last night of the ISC residency at Neuehouse, and this ARTFORM video shows a glimpse of his world and way of thinking.
The In Sheep’s Clothing summer-long residency at Neuehouse Hollywood came to a close last week, with legend Adrian Younge controlling the selector booth for the sold-out farewell. Younge is a pillar of west coast modern jazz and soul. His work through Linear Labs Music, Artform Studio,Jazz is Dead, and his productions as a composer and multi-instrumentalist have drawn a devoted following in Los Angeles and around the world. Younge’s personal story led the discussion in his five deep listening sessions that night, and the former professor turned musician/composer gave insight on that journey along the way. Younge explored topics ranging from the intersection of race and music to his unique take on finding off-the-beaten-track samples.
For those who missed it, this Fender interview of Younge with his Jazz is Dead co-founder and Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad illustrates his brilliant perspective. One of the most interesting sections occurs when Younge and Muhammad are in their studio recording. Younge has always been and will always be an analog guy, and you get a peak of what that looks like via his studio in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. There isn’t a piece of digital machinery in the space.
As the sun sets on our 2021 Neuehouse residency, ISC is busy working on a range of new experiences, so keep checking the site and our social media for articles and updates.