Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad's 'Luke Cage' Score Treated to Vinyl Release
Published Oct 06, 2016In addition to the strong narrative arc of Marvel's Luke Cage series for Netflix, the show has one hell of a soundtrack, thanks to composer Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad. If you were looking to bounce those sounds from your laptop speakers to your stereo setup, vinyl fetishists Mondo will have a soundtrack release up for sale tomorrow (October 7).
A press release notes that the double-LP release finds Younge and Muhammad providing a "genre-bending blend of orchestral score and '90s hip-hop beats." While it's noted that their work was partially inspired by the great Ennio Morricone, rather than conjure the vibe of western plains, the twosome opted to bring Luke Cage into the streets of Harlem.
"We sought to create a score that reflects the world of Luke Cage," the pair said in a joint statement.
As per the Mondo code, the deluxe release comes with exclusive artwork. A caricature of actor Mike Colter as the titular Luke Cage, which reflects his bullet-proof skin, was provided by artist Matthew Woodson. As for the vinyl, both slabs of wax arrive on "Power Man Yellow"-coloured vinyl, this referencing the comic book character's alias back when he was introduced in the 1970s.
Younge and Muhammad's Mondo release goes up for sale tomorrow at 1 p.m. EDT. The score hits digital retailers the same day.
Additionally, both artists will lead a 40-piece orchestra through a performance of the score tonight (October 6) at Los Angeles's Ace Hotel.