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On their fourth full-length, British duo Chase & Status retain their position as one of the most popular acts in drum'n'bass (and U.K. dance music in general) with another guest-heavy set of fresh, zestful tracks for both the radio and the music festival circuit. The producers continue to incorporate tried-and-true elements of club culture into their sound while keeping their ear to current trends -- or, sometimes more accurately, sounds from the past which have come back around. Considering how grime returned to prominence during the mid 2010s, perhaps it's to be expected that Chase & Status have concentrated on brash British rap for much of this album. Past collaborator Kano returns on "Dubplate Original," a tough banger made even tougher with the frequent intrusion of crashing jungle breakbeat drum fills. Other than a truly tasteless Trump reference, the lyrics are pretty solid. Even better is "NRG," an invigorating grime
ave crossover with half-time dubstep breakdowns and electrifying rhymes from Novelist, easily one of the most exciting new-school grime MCs. Posse cut "Know About We" is significantly darker and more haunting, while "Nervous" and "Control" are more aggressive rock-step tracks which build up to blaring guitars and anti-system screaming. On the album's more party-friendly tip, there's the excellent garage tune "Reload," which features Craig David alternating between his smooth, sensuous side and the hardest and grimiest he's ever sounded. Other tracks like "Big Man Skank" and "Real No More" pay tribute to jungle's roots in reggae and soundsystem culture, building up easy skanking beats with horns and dub effects as well as traditional dancehall vocals, before the bombastic drum'n'bass breaks come crashing in. On the strictly drum'n'bass side, "Tribute" is a smooth, relaxing roller with some dusky late-night trumpet, and "Tribes" is a brassy, percussive workout which borders on clownstep. Besides all of these, there's several more radio-ready pop songs which use drum'n'bass to elevate the drama.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602557854442
catalogNumber: 5785444
Rank: 67588


  1. Big Man Skank
  2. Dubplate Original
  3. Love Me More
  4. Step Away
  5. Reload
  6. All Goes Wrong
  7. Tribes
  8. NRG
  9. Real No More
  10. Don't Stop
  11. Tribute
  12. Crawling
  13. Know About We
  14. Nervous
  15. This Moment
  16. Control
  17. Know Your Name

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chase & Status   Primary Artist
Craig David   Vocals
Kano   Vocals
MC Singing Fats   Vocals
Rage   Vocals
Emeli Sandé   Vocals
John Newman   Vocals
Seinabo Sey   Vocals
Isaac Holman   Vocals
Laurie Vincent   Bass,Guitar
Novelist   Vocals
Kiko Bun   Vocals
Tom Ogden   Vocals
Bugzy Malone   Vocals
Tom Grennan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Aaron Davis   Composer
Christian Dyas   Composer
John Ryan   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer
Euvin Spencer   Composer
Dan Wilson   Composer
Shy FX   Producer
Craig David   Composer
Clifford Smith   Composer
Matthew Goldman   Composer
Andrew Williams   Composer
Henry Allen   Composer
Rob Macfarlane   Engineer
Lowell Dunbar   Composer
Emeli Sandé   Composer
Daniel Stein   Composer
Saul Milton   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Patrick Williams   Composer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Kane Robinson   Composer
Donat Mittoo   Composer
Takura Tendayi   Composer
Will Kennard   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Catherine Pockson   Composer
Nathaniel Ledwidge   Composer,Instrumentation
Kieron McIntosh   Composer
John Newman   Composer
Robert Matthews   Composer
Steven Marsden   Composer
Seinabo Sey   Composer
Isaac Holman   Composer
Laurie Vincent   Composer
Federico Marin   Composer
Tom Ogden   Composer
Dean McIntosh   Composer
Kojo Kankam   Composer
Phillip Stanton   Composer
Christopher Wink   Composer
Tom Grennan   Composer
Wildale Spencer   Composer
Terell Lee Rookwood   Composer
Ryan James Daniel Lyle   Composer
Fabian Colin Browne   Composer
Bradley Ian Hugh George   Composer
Jordan Carlos Duncan   Composer
Kemoy Leonordo Rhoden   Composer

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