Indian-born, Calgary-raised and Toronto-based sisters Eboshi and Contra—known as the duo Cartel Madras—are back with their latest single, “DRIFT.”
Following last year’s hip-house anthem “WORKING,” the Dom Dias-produced “DRIFT” sees Cartel Madras once again channeling the hard-hitting sounds off their 2019 breakout EP, Age Of The Goonda, going in with their inimitable flow and lyrical charm in full view.
Both “WORKING” and “DRIFT” are taken from their forthcoming project, The Serpent and The Tiger, which is the third instalment of their Project Goonda trilogy (which includes Age of the Goonda and 2018’s Trapistan), due out later this year.
“We teamed up with Toronto’s Dom Dias to make a sequel of sorts to ‘Goonda Gold’ – something that sounds hype, fun, and sets the tone for the New Year and our upcoming new project,” the Indian-born sisters explained in a press release issued with the new song.
“‘DRIFT’ is about BIPOC women enjoying themselves and the fruits of their labor. In our music video we wanted to show a beautiful group of creatives and artists from various backgrounds dabbling in marijuana. We also wanted to show a group of women owning the means of production. Lyrically, this song exists in the Cartel Madras Universe and follows us doing what we do best; self-referentially discussing high powered, risky, good times. ‘DRIFT’ opens 2021 for Cartel with new energy, big vibes, and ganja fueled heat.”
“DRIFT” is available for streaming on various digital streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify via Sub Pop Records.
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