Hot off the heels of a blistering collab with June Miller (RAM Recordings) and their critically acclaimed Battle Royal EP with Dutch Rap group Dope D.O.D., Virus Syndicate are relentless and waste no time in bringing this slab of filth to the table. As a precursor to their upcoming album, the Manchester-based crew finally drop the original mix of online sensation ‘RAG$’.
The Borgore and Jauz remix of ‘RAG$’ has racked up over 1.3 million plays on Soundcloud over the last couple of months alone and the group’s original take on the track is ruthlessly on point.
With its punchy structure and salvo of dexterous lyricism, Virus Syndicate deliver a harsh dose of realism in a ever more egocentric and plastic music industry. ‘RAG$’ is also coupled with a video that shows some seriously strong Manc attitude and takes you back to the roots of the Syndicate’s humble beginnings. Read the bands’ statement below regarding the track and the video.
“RAG$’ is about the darker side of the music industry, how we as a community of artists often lose what has really motivated and inspired us to make music in the first place, The inspiration for the song has come from seeing our peers, and at times ourselves, falling into egocentric mind state as a by-product of having success . Virus Syndicate was born in the streets of South Manchester which was the place that originally brought us to music. The ‘RAG$’ video sees us go back to our roots of where it all began reigniting our original passion for music and storytelling which is a much more prevalent theme in our forthcoming album”.
‘RAG$’ is the first in a series of singles and visuals leading up to the February 2016 release of their fourth LP.
Listen to Virus Syndicate – RAG$ (Original Mix) below.
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