In the wake of an awe-inspiring headline show at Printworks London, Chase and Status have today unveiled their incredible, hard-hitting single 'Delete,' complete with a nostalgic visual that features footage from the heyday of jungle. The track was written earlier this year in Jamaica, with the legendary Burro Banton. Following on from voicing a ‘Boom Wah Dis’ dub for the duo at their legendary victory at the 2014 Redbull Culture Clash, it was only right that the three got in a studio together. After existing in dubplate form and doing some serious damage on the jungle scene, Chase and Status have decided to unleash it to the world - a huge moment. The single comes as part of a package with another album track titled 'Big Man Skank VIP' - a truly hard-hitting moment and a re-work of the hugely popular track of the same name featuring dancehall royalty ‘Mr Vegas’ on 2017’s 'Tribe' album.
'RTRN II JUNGLE,' the forthcoming album from UK drum and bass heavyweight trio, Chase and Status, is a cultural movement - inspired by British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90’s. The two opening singles speak volumes on the project’s ethos – with the hard hitting 'Retreat' feat. Cutty Ranks echoing in your ears long after hearing and the euphoric 'Heater' taking on the role of a single that already has the makings of a classic – with additional vocal support from General Levy.
The sound, accompanying documentary and installation, will draw on Jungle music whilst also transporting it into the present day, and re-vamping the genre for the modern day music fan. “We will be representing DnB at it’s most soulful, raw, and uncut level.” said Will Kennard. The news came with a brand new documentary from the trio, filmed in Jamaica earlier this year. After a year of incredible achievements, including touring across the UK and Europe, and Saul Milton’s second installation - Super Sharp Reloaded, at Selfridges, the group are ready to the set the pace in the build-up to this highly anticipated project.
A huge moment for the trio, 'RTRN II JUNGLE' marks fifteen years since the group started releasing music and touring the world. With this landmark moment in mind, Chase and Status have gone back to their roots and their passion - jungle music. The genre that sculpted their career in the 90’s is back, and will be re-crafted in an authentic way. Instead of sampling dancehall, the group have gone back to Jamaica - creating their own new music to sample, and forging an organic and irresistible sound. “Now is time to look forward to the future - we want to create and spearhead a new cultural movement.” - Saul Milton Through periods of social and economic downturn, great music and fashion is made, and in the past year, the UK has seen a throwback to the 90’s heyday.
Chase and Status are Will Kennard, Saul Milton and MC Rage. They are one of the most successful British bands of the past decade. Their ground-breaking debut album ‘More Than A Lot’ is certified gold, and was followed by sophomore album ‘No More Idols’ - the second best-selling UK album by a British band in the year of its release. Having now surpassed double platinum status, ‘No More Idols’ included the smash hit UK top 5 single ‘Blind Faith’ featuring Liam Bailey, as well as UK top 10 ‘End Credits’ featuring Plan B. Chase and Status’ third studio album ‘Brand New Machine’ debuted at no. 2 in the album charts and spawned two top ten singles for the band.