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Ragers Take A Trippy Run Through The Forest In The Video For “Cali Shrooms Boom”

Everything’s melting.

December 12, 2016

In the video for "Cali Shrooms Boom" a group of Montreal dudes — the three guys who form the band Ragers, and rapper Husser — hang out in a misty forest, a tranquil setting for a track about the benefits of Californian psychedelics. At first it looks like the only person whose high has kicked in is the stranger going for a blissed out run amidst the falling leaves, but eventually we see everyone's face get twisted. "Cali Shrooms Boom" sounds like a refurbished, infinitely more chill take on drum and bass for a new generation: Husser raps about dressing a DiGiornio Pizza with the fungi, while Ragers provide the warped bass line, breakbeats, and shiny guitar lines.

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As a member of Ragers wrote in an email to The FADER, the track's inspiration is simple: "Overnight trip in Silverlake, LA. Revelation and hallucinations. Although I stopped doing shrooms a while now — can't stand the taste — everyone needs to have them at least a couple times. Especially out in Cali."

Ragers Take A Trippy Run Through The Forest In The Video For “Cali Shrooms Boom”