Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)
Based around a caps and hoody lairy-tale, 'The Work Related Illness' certainly has a narrative but don't worry about it being a clumsy device that'll get in the way of the tunes; it doesn't. Made up of 3 MC's and 1 DJ, Virus Syndicate's trump card is their producer Mark One whose music effortlessly shifts from the truly apocalyptic (the opening 'Slow Down') through to dusted, bleached beats and lazy scratching ('Get Money'). On top of the storming
Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianazc (chain dlk)
This is an easy review. I could end it right now by saying that if you are into rough hip hop and you are dead tired of the Hollywood people (Eminem, Snoop Dog, etc) Virus Syndicate is the altenative you have to check. It would be too easy to say that even my wife, that don't know what the hell the word "grime" means, dug THE WORK RELATED ILLNESS immediately! The fact is that each track has got a different arrangement and if "Slow down" is based on
Once again Mark One delivers some big beats and massive bass with a deep dark sinister atmosphere in the latest track from the Virus Syndicate camp. This track fuses grimey beats with a deep sub bass to good effect to set up the perfect foundations for the Virus Syndicate mcs to ride. Goldfinger, Nika D and JSD deliver their usual combination of raw lyrics with deep meanings. Set to be the front track off the new Virus Syndicate album "The
Reviewed by scientist (Failme.net)
"I've only got sixteen bars, so you'd better listen up real good." Manchester's Virus Syndicate manage to weave pretty coherent, intelligent street lyricism amonsgt the sparse shards of dubstep. Mark One smartly merges sneering bass with bursts of Kubrick-esque medieval prayer. Giving everything here an epic filmic feel. Amazingly, the album is even sicker....
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify