As the crisis in Syria escalates, Russia’s state broadcaster VGTRK has released their own drone footage of the destruction in the Syrian capital city, callously using electronic music veterans The Crystal Method’s (pictured) High Roller as the backing soundtrack.
Once the duo got word of the grossly misrepresented use of their track they issued a statement saying:
“It has come to our attention over the last 24 hours that the Kremlin via Russian state broadcaster VGTRK have used our song High Roller as the soundtrack to some shocking drone footage from Syria. The use of our music in this context is in no way authorized and The Crystal Method do not condone the use of violence for the resolution of any conflict. Our hearts go out to the people of Syria affected by this terrible war and their friends and families.”
We at LessThan3 offer our full support for The Crystal Method’s statement, and add our sympathies to those affected by the violence in Syria. For more details surrounding the story, head here.