Mass Appeal Premiere:
To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, Coalmine Records is pleased to release a special-edition 7-inch version of Heltah Skeltah’s previously digital-only slapper, “Midnight Madness,” featuring DJ Revolution.
As fans of the duo already know, the circa-2009 track is pure flames, and brimming with hilarious bad-guy lyricism from Ruck (aka the late Sean Price), and his partner in rhyme, Rock. The two absolutely let loose over Shuko’s funky instrumental, as Ruck drops concrete flows while Rock communicates with animals.
And that’s just the A-Side. On the B-Side, you’ll find the haunting remix produced by the Grammy-winning, M-Phazes. Fans of his work may recognize this joint from Coalmine’s 2012 remix compilation, Phazed Out.
The record itself will be sold in a plain 45 sleeve, but the donut contains the work of acclaimed designer, Joe Buck, who embraced the 1980 released cult movie of the same title, which also serves as the track’s theme. On each side, you’ll find references and illustrations central to both the film, and the track, from the sketch of Leon the Game Master on Side-A, to M-Phazes ‘Good Gracious’ tagline on Side-B.
Both tracks are now available for stream and download, while the limited-edition 45 will be available as a record store day exclusive, and can be purchased via Fat Beats and UGHH. Let the madness begin…again.
*Click here to donate to Sean Price’s memorial fundraiser: https://www.crowdrise.com/seanp