Chase & Status preview forthcoming ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ LP with ‘Program’

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For more than a decade, London-based powerhouses Chase & Status have been thrilling crowds with their energetic brand of drum ‘n’ bass. They’ve worked in a multitude of dnb sub-genres in their 15 years of making music together but are making a return to jungle on their forthcoming RTRN II JUNGLE LP, expected later this year.

A new album single has hit the airwaves, previewing the sort of sounds fans can expect from the duo’s latest venture. They’ve teamed up with Irah to bring a spirited blend of drum ‘n’ bass and the sounds of the Caribbean to listeners’ ears. Along with the single’s release on streaming platforms, they’ve also delivered a powerful black and white music video to accompany the tune.

“Nothing but the best, as usual, from director wonder-kid Taichi Kimura,” the duo told Complex about the music video. “Big up Irah for bringing the badman vibes for this next chapter of RTRN II JUNGLE; also, shouts to Coralie Rose from Road Casting for coming through at the last minute.”

Learn more about the making of RTRN II JUNGLE in the duo’s documentary, released last August.

Shambhala Music Festival reveals its 2019 lineup, featuring Silk City, GRiZ, Zeds Dead, and more

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Shambhala Music Festival is recognized as the longest-running music festival in Canada. It is known for its eccentric art installations, educational workshops, and unique blissful experiences that soothe the soul. The wait for the 2019 lineup is over, and Shambhala has delivered a promising set of talent for their 22nd anniversary, returning to the Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada on Aug. 9-12.

Heavy-hitting dubstep acts like Excision, Zeds Dead, Downlink, Liquid Stranger, and Boogie-T will bring their forceful bass to the ranch for the fest’s forthcoming iteration. The lineup also includes bass house favorites such as Jauz, Cazztek, Jack Beats and Volac, along with sultry electronica and nu jazz sets from Bonobo and Grammy-nominated producer ZHU. The roster is blessed by legendary veterans from around the world, including Kaskade, Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s Silk City project, Nero, and Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo as Anti Up, who are undoubtedly putting together an unforgettable performance.

Attendees can expect an all new installation called “Shambhala Favourites,” which feature the talents of A-Skillz, Father Funk, Smalltown DJs, Stickybuds, and more. Over the course of April, Shambhala will be adding 200-plus artists to the lineup that will fulfill all six stages, The Amphitheatre, The Fractal Forest, The Grove, The Living Room, The Pagoda and The Village.

Learn about payment plans and get tickets here.

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NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

This week’s releases are true stunners. After announcing a collaboration with Lights back in July, deadmau5 has finally unveiled “Drama Free” as part of his mau5ville: Level 2 EP. Oliver Heldens throws it back four decades by remixing CHIC‘s 1978 hit “Le Freak,” adding in a pounding bass to accentuate the original’s groovy beat. Bingo Players and Bali Bandits bring the funk with “Body Rock,” and SLANDER and Spag Heddy waste no time setting “Running to You” on fire. Ray Volpe puts his own spin on Ookay‘s “In My Mind,” while Party Favor taps Naïka for the hefty “Blame.” As part of What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things remix package, AC Slater‘s put his signature bass-fueled house spin on the famous “Goh.” Kill Paris has put his own laid-back twist on Alison Wonderland‘s “Easy,” and Ross From Friends thrills with a take on Thundercat‘s “Friend Zone.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Chase & Status unleash ‘Retreat2018’ & ‘Heater’

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Chase & Status are back with some heat for their fans. Hailing from London, the electronic duo is best known for their efforts in the realm of drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat, and hip-hop. Now, they release two tracks from their upcoming fifth studio album, RTRN II JUNGLE, slated to be released next year.

The first song is titled “Retreat2018” and features Cutty Ranks. Fitting to the name, the record will have listeners turning up and taking over the dance floor for almost five minutes straight. The second, “Heater,” features General Levy. It’s three minutes of upbeat, positive energy mixed with some jungle mayhem.

The duo’s new project is described as a cultural movement “to bring the classic, infinitely influential sound of jungle to new audiences and revamping it for 2018.” In addition, they will be embarking on a mini-tour to promote the new project, with stops in Liverpool, Bristol, London, Manchester, and more.

Dimension to mix Fabriclive 98

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London-based drum& bass producer, Dimension, known, among other things, for his residency at Amnesia in Ibiza, mixed his first official Fabriclive mix.

Stringing together a collection of 56 tunes from the likes of Skrillex, deadmau5, Andy C, Sub Focus, and Chase & Status, alongside a handful of exclusive productions, Dimension presents a definitive snapshot of drum-n-bass in 2018. Fabricive 98’s 56-strong tracklist also features 22 exclusives from its talented array of artists. Though listeners can expect a bass-brimming production, Dimension also spoke about how the energy of this mix isn’t solely of the dance floor.

“I wanted to make the mix special,” Dimension says in a press release. “I wanted it to represent my attitude towards the energy experienced at shows, but also appreciated the fact that the mix isn’t always going to be heard on a dance floor.”

Fabriclive 98 Tracklist (Exclusives in bold):

  1. Dimension – Intro /Pull Me Under feat. RAPHAELLA [MTA]
  2. Culture Shock – Rush Connection [RAM]
  3. Concept 2 – Cause & Effect (Calyx & Teebee Remix) [RAM]
  4. The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot (VIP Mix) [Viper Recordings]
  5. Dimension – Jet Black (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  6. Calyx & Teebee – Skank (VIP Mix) [RAM]
  7. Document One – Uh Huh (VIP Mix) [Technique Recordings]
  8. Chase & Status – No Problem (VIP Mix) [Chase & Status]
  9. Dimension – Whip Slap (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  10. Dimension – Beg & Borrow (VIP Mix) [Dimension]
  11. Culture Shock – Bunker [RAM]
  12. 1991 – Witchdoctor [MTA]
  13. Calyx & Teebee – Sawn Off (Dimension Edit) [RAM]
  14. Dimension – Techno [Dimension]
  15. SpectraSoul – 4URGH [Ish Chat Music]
  16. Culture Shock – Lower Frequencies [Culture Shock]
  17. Metrik – Fatso [Hospital]
  18. Dimension – Love To Me (VIP Mix) [MTA]
  19. 1991 – Jungle Cats [1991]
  20. Dimension – Generator [Dimension]
  21. Sub Focus – Circadian [Sub Focus]
  22. Chase & Status – Tribes [Chase & Status]
  23. Dimension – UK (VIP) [Dimension]
  24. Dimension – UK (Skrillex Edit) [Dimension]
  25. My Nu Leng & Flava D – Soul Shake (1991 VIP Remix) [My Nu Leng]
  26. Dimension – Raver [Dimension]
  27. Bensley – Ascension [RAM]
  28. Benny L – Low Blow (VIP Mix) [Metalheadz]
  29. Dillinja –Friday [Valve Digital]
  30. DJ Fresh feat. Sigma – Cylon [Breakbeat Kaos]
  31. Sub Focus – Stomp [RAM]
  32. Chris Lake – I Want You (1991 Remix) [OWSLA]
  33. High Contrast – If We Ever [Hospital]
  34. B-Complex – Beautiful Lies [Hospital]
  35. Rockwell – User [Shogun Audio]
  36. Fred V & Grafix – Just A Thought (2018 Mix] [Viper Recordings]
  37. Deadmau5 – Avarita (Dimension 2018 Remix) [Universal]
  38. Chase & Status – Is It Worth It (VIP Mix) [Mercury]
  39. Sub Focus – Deep Space [RAM Records]
  40. IllSkillz – Directions [Hospital]
  41. Wilkinson & Dimension – Rush [RAM]
  42. Wilkinson – Afterglow [RAM]
  43. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Sub Focus Remix) [The Sleepy Jackson / Nick Littlemore]
  44. Dimension – Automatik [Dimension]
  45. Dossa & Locuzzed – Shag (VIP Mix) [Viper Recordings]
  46. Turno – The Invaderz (VIP Mix) [Charge]
  47. Metrik – Want My Love feat. Elisabeth Troy [Hospital]
  48. Chase & Status – All Crew [Self-Release]
  49. Koncept – Breathe In [Viper Recordings]
  50. Commix – Be True [Metalheadz]
  51. Sub Focus – X-Ray (Metrik Remix) [RAM]
  52. Tantrum Desire – Pump (Dimension Edit) [Technique Recordings]
  53. Chase & Status – International (Dimension Remix) [Chase & Status]
  54. Cyantific – Infinity Plus 1 [RAM]
  55. John B – Up All Night [Metalheadz]
  56. Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid (Metrik Remix) [Polydor]

Fabric Records will release Fabriclive 98 on May 25.

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Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

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Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.

Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.

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More information and tickets are available here.

Jauz releases Skepta remix, surprise collab with Slushii and Crankdat

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Jauz has taken both land and sea by force this week, releasing a series of originals and remixes to celebrate Shark Week.

Earlier in the week, he released a dramatic remix of Lil Uzi Vert‘s “XO TOUR LIF3” and followed it up with a massive remix of a Skrillex and Chase & Status VIP.

If that wasn’t enough to set the boat rocking, the producer has also released a remix of grime rapper Skepta‘s “Man” and a new, vocal version of his recent collaboration with Crankdat featuring a surprise appearance from Slushii.

The Skepta remix is a wonderfully unexpected step for the bass producer into the world of grime. Its high-BPM, grungy vibes and unusual beat signatures sent Jauz fans into a tizzy over this new sound from the producer.

The collaboration with Crankdat and Slushii hit the internet just hours after the Skepta remix. It could not be more different from the former.  Jauz and Crankdat’s “I Hold Still” was initially released without a vocal due to legal issues clearing the track, but they’ve re-released the track with Slushii’s vocals layered over top of the adventurous electro beat.

Read more:

Jauz collaborates with Chase & Status and Skrillex for another Shark Week exclusive

Jauz kicks off Shark Week with new Lil Uzi Vert remix

Jauz & Crankdat elevate ‘I Hold Still’ from celebrated ID to official release

Jauz Uploads VVIP Bootleg With Skrillex and Chase & Status As A Free Download

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Shark Week continues on as does the Shark treats from Jauz. We reported on the first track he uploaded earlier this week. It was an absolutely crazy remix of Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘XO Tour LIF3′. Today he has released a VVIP Bootleg along with Skrillex and Chase and Status. We are guessing VVIP stands for

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Chase & Status Announce New Album With Lead Single ?Love Me More? feat. Emeli Sandé [LISTEN]

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New music from the legendary drum n bass duo.