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H1NDS1GHT Vol. 1

H1NDS1GHT Vol. 1

[7" Single]

~ XL Middleton

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Produced By" pairs producers with a collection of some of today's top artists across various genres to create exclusive, new recordings for Amazon Music listeners. Each Friday during the month of February Younge released an Amazon Original song as part of the series, only available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music. Featuring Black Thought, Estelle, Gallant, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Terrace Martin. From Adrian's perspective, each of these songs collectively celebrate the spectrum of black music, and are intentionally being released during Black History Month. Younge explains: The obsession with race is disturbing to those that wish to divert attention away from the unyielding attributes that have plagued black America. However, we all must realize how such disenfranchisement has negatively affected us all. We are all equal and we are all human; we all have something to say and something to contribute; essentially, we all deserve to be heard, recognized and respected. That being said, our celebration of Black History Month brings us closer to understanding the struggles and contributions African Americans have made in making America what it is. There was a time in America when Blacks weren't free to pursue their creative endeavors. Such cultural tension led to Blacks creating the first American musical art form: Jazz. This music, the antithesis of western idealism, is what continues to inspire black music today. My work embraces this perspective, but furthermore, it serves as a reminder of how music can lay the groundwork for self-expression and cultural awareness. Embrace Black History Month and take the time to realize how black music has shaped the cultural narrative of America. Adrian Younge has carved out an incomparable niche in the music community. He's served as a producer, composer, studio head of Linear Labs, and owner of The Artform Studio in Highland Park, CA. Adrian, along with his production partner Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), is best known of late for work on the stellar score to the Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage. O 5/10/2019 Adrian Younge - Produced by Adrian Younge (EP) 856040005983

F-ABC011-1 Austin Boogie Crew had to do something special for our first vinyl release of 2019, and with that we present H1NDS1GHT, a killer double 7" modern funk EP by the one and only XL Middleton! Hailing from Pasadena, California, XL has established himself as one of the premiere musicians, label owners (MoFunk Records), and tastemakers in the game. Using outstanding and mostly unreleased material from his archives as the foundation for this project (hence the name H1NDS1GHT), XL reimagined these songs and penned fresh lyrics specifically for the release. We divided the EP into two 45s, each with it's own distinct vibe, and with the help of illustrator Austin Cashell and designer Rene Cardenas, created a unique album jacket that forms one image when the two records are held side by side. Viewed as a whole, this EP is an exceptional ride that will carry you from spring into summer! Vol. 1 A: "Nervous" (112 BPM) - Making a lasting impression out the gate, "Nervous" is a modern funk anthem for anyone who's struggled with the confidence to approach someone romantically. On top of the endearing and refreshing songwriting, the instrumentation on this one is crisp and way funky. B: "Digital Devils" (113 BPM) - Originally featured on the 2014 cassette compilation Is This The Future?, this irresistible instrumental is long overdue for the vinyl treatment. The slapping drums and wet, punchy bass on this one immediately demand attention. With lovely changeups and 16-bit style leads, this is an ace in the hole on any dance floor.

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Artist: XL Middleton
Title: H1NDS1GHT Vol. 1
Genre: Soul/R & B
Release Date: 5/10/2019
Label: Austin Boogie Crew
Product Type: 7" Single
Catalog #: 111
UPC: 659696494114
Item #: 2159063X

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