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Comments from Work Related Illness LP…..
“..set to follow Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Kano to cult status..”
HIP HOP CONNECTION
“Wipe the sweat from your brow and let this devour you.”
PLAN B MAGAZINE
“Some of the tautest British MC-ing since the first Dizzee Rascal Album.”
“This one’s worth sticking to”: SINGLE OF THE WEEK
“..best grime album in the world ever..theres nothing you can do to stop them!”
Virus Syndicate are DJ/producer MRK1 and MCs JSD, Goldfinger & Nika D. Hailing from Manchester, their raw urban bass heavy sound leans to many genres, with hard edged beats and lyrical intelligence the Virus are fast gaining tips to become the next major UK break through act.
MRK1 (Formerly Mark One) is one of the leading heads in the ever evolving dubstep scene and combined with his heavy electro, grime, hip hop and jungle influence his sound provides a super-sonic platform for the lyrically astounding mc’s. From satire to irony, humour to sincere… Virus Syndicate offer an interesting perspective on life and a much needed breath of fresh air for the urban/dance crossover world.
After the success of their debut album “The Work Related Illness” Virus Return with a fresh batch of hybrid bass bombs, all unique in sound and even more infectious than before. Tracks such as “Conspiracy” dig deep and are a true sign of the times touching upon illegal wars, politics, poverty and the hierarchical system...disputes aside Virus still deliver their wonderfully crafted stories such as “Kane and Able” detailing a tragic sibling rivalry with fatal consequences and the “Balance”, a tail of unexpected pregnancy amongst love struck, care free teenager’s.. then there’s the up front testosterone fuelled tracks such as “Be like us” and the ever present misogynistic tracks such as “Bashy” and “Dipping”, just a few of the many humorous Manchester colloquialisms used by Virus.
Collaborations and remixes are brewing with USA's Yo Majesty, Freq Nasty, Switch, Various Productions, Foreign Beggars, Nextmen, Jahcoozi, DJ Baku (JPN). With over 60 European dates under their belt and receiving support from the likes of Liam Howlett, Rob Da Bank, Ross Allen, Mary Anne Hobbs, Tim Westwood (to name a few!) the future looks bright for Virus Syndicate…get ready to be infected.