Virus Syndicate are DJ/producer M.R.K.1 (formerly Mark One) and MCs Goldfinger, JSD and Nika D – Manchester’s foremost grime crew, representing the North-West UK scene in their inimitable style. Virus are an integral part of the UK Grime scene having played numerous Sidewinder raves and countless shows on Rinse FM and Manchester’s Unity as well as radio support from Cameo, Semtex & Mary Anne Hobbs.
Their debut album ‘The Work Related Illness’ was everything you could ask for – a cartoon gangsta movie of an album with a beginning, middle and end – all the tracks link into each other in a narrative and the entire album tells a story in the life of the Virus Syndicate!
The follow-up “Sick Pay” is more of the same with both Bhangra and Electro influences coming to the fore in tracks such as “Dippin'” And “Vibrator”.
The Taxman gets a return visit on track 2 with another tale of urban robbery and the autobiographical “Live at The Apollo” rests on a surf guitar riff that will rock any party.
02 Taxman Returns
03 Be Like Us
06 Live At The Apollo
07 Neva Argue
09 Hit ‘Em High
10 Kane ‘n’ Abel
11 Won’t Give Up
12 Apollo (Various Production Remix)
13 Neva Argue (Various Production Remix)