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The Midnight Hour-feat Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) And Adrian Younge, Unsinkable Heavies

Nectar Lounge Seattle

Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:00 PM

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Event Details

11.15 Thursday (Soul / Jazz)

Nectar & SolidSound present:


10 piece ensamble featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge

Unsinkable Heavies


8pm, 21+

Nectar Lounge

412 N 36th St



When  two of  hip-hop’s  most accomplished  composers get together  to make an album you know the  results are going to be special. Ali  Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest)  & Adrian Younge began their work together in  2013 on the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief album There  Is Only  Now and  their  partnership  cemented on their  score work for Marvel’s Luke Cage. Today,  they are  proud to announce  the forthcoming release  of their carefully constructed and  masterful The  Midnight  Hour.

It  is the  duo’s long  awaited debut  album and it showcases their  songwriting ability like never  before.

The  Midnight  Hour is  black  excellence:  an ode to the  cultural sophistication  that the Harlem Renaissance  established for its people. The  Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali  Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside  a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra. The album  has features from some of the most celebrated names in contemporary  hip-hop and R&B including Raphael Saadiq, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen  Kane, Karolina, Questlove and more. Adrian and Ali began working on this album  back in 2013, but put the project aside as they would score the hit Netflix series  Marvel’s Luke  Cage.

The  Midnight  Hour is  a soul/jazz/hip-hop album  which continues the conversations  started by yesterday’s jazz and funk  pioneers; those that created the bedrock  of samples for hip-hop producers in the 80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip-hop that fans  will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythm section, and a  full orchestra, to analog tape.

One  of the  seminal compositions, “Questions,” originally  began as an unfinished Midnight Hour demo with  CeeLo Green. However, Kendrick Lamar heard the track  and wanted to sample portions of it for his GRAMMY-winning  album To  Pimp  a Butterfly (the  song ultimately  made it to Kendrick’s  2016 compilation untitled  unmastered. as  "untitled  06 | 06.30.2014."). The full, completed version  of “Questions” is now the lead  single on The  Midnight  Hour.

“So  Amazing” is  a reimagining  of Luther Vandross’ 1986  single. Ali and Adrian took  Luther's original vocal stems and  composed new music, as if Luther was  in the room with them. This transcendental  recording is something that really makes The  Midnight  Hour special.

Nectar Lounge

412 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
United States (Directions)