Adrian Young's Black Dynamite Soundtrack does not quite sound like any 1970's Blaxploitation soundtrack I have heard, and I have heard plenty.
But that is a good thing. It'd be easy on this project to fall into exaggerated wha whas, over the top strings, and a bunch of Issac Hayes cleche's. That would make as much sense as growing an afro now to show you're hipness. A listener would just return to the vintage real deal.
Young makes JUST the right move: write really good soul songs and produce them with organic production. Don't be alarmed: you will get all your flutes and wha whas and best of all, great soul vocals on these tracks. He is not IMITATING the 1970's, but understanding the essence of the sound and using this to create mood.
You won't quite get the long funk essays you would back in the days of Superfly And Shaft, but there are some extrmealey tasteful-if truncated by 1970's standards--funky workouts here.
Why parady when you can exude. Young exudes, and the results are goovey far out and right on.