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.