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 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.
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.
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):
Dimension – Intro /Pull Me Under feat. RAPHAELLA [MTA]
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.
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.
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