Cartel Madras Drop "WORKING" Video
It's the duo's first new material since their 'Age of the Goonda' EP
Published Aug 28, 2020After dropping their venomous EP Age of the Goonda late last year, Cartel Madras have returned with their first new material since 2019 in a single titled "WORKING."
The track by the Madras-born, Calgary-raised, Toronto-based rappers Contra and Eboshi Ramesh showcases production from THOTNATION collective member Jide — and arrives alongside a Gabriela Osio Vanden-directed video, which also stars the collaborator. The song takes the form of a "hip house" banger akin to the duo's Trapistan track, "Housey."
In a statement, Cartel Madras explained that "WORKING" is "a queer party track, which pulls from our experiences as bad bitches in the music scene from the LGBTQ+ community."
They added: "Once Jide, also a member of our collective, made us this beat we knew exactly what we wanted to do with it. This video is a love letter to the campy, colour coded Eurodance videos of the '90s."
The duo released their latest EP back in 2019 after signing with Royal Mountain Records/Sub Pop. Their new single is out now through both labels. So far, they've yet to announce a follow-up to Age of the Goonda.
Watch the video for "WORKING" below.