Varg is the alias Jonas Rönnberg uses to test the borders of techno and club music. On March 27 he'll release Nordic Flora Series Pt.3: Gore-Tex City, a collection of left-field collaborations with artists like Alessandro Cortini, Chloe Wise, and Yung Lean. Today, The FADER is premiering “Red Line II (127 Sätra C),” Varg's track with the original Sad Boy. Lean raps about self-harm and homicidal impulses in the first half of the song, then leaves for us to ponder them as Varg's music churns, its dismal synths urged on by forceful drums.
The song's recording looked a lot like what listeners will likely see in their minds eye, as Varg explained over email. "[Lean] is a good friend and a genius. We recorded this track in my mother's kitchen with lit candles covered in fake spiderwebs for halloween and plastic skulls with glowing eyes looking at us. All music is made on a iPad, and later mixed by whitearmor.”