Official website: http://www.myspace.com/chaseandstatus
Citing the likes of Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell as fans amongst fellow drum 'n' bass industry leaders Andy C, Hype and Pendulum; you know you're in for something special, which is exactly what Saul Milton and Will Kennard have achieved under the Chase & Status moniker. With regular support and tireless championing form the likes of Skream, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Chase and Status are firmly at the forefront of the modern drum n bass revolution, with each passing release cementing their importance to the world of bass music.
Now perhaps the biggest artists to have crossed over in to the mainstream from drum n bass since Pendulum, Chase and Status have carved for themselves a distinctive sound that maintains credibility whilst hauling in record numbers of sales.
After a chance meeting at university in Manchester in the mid nineties, the two bonded over their shared love of drum n bass, taking up DJing to which they continue with passionately until today. It took until 2004 before they finally turned to producing, with a remix for Future Cut of Lily Allen fame.
That started the ball rolling, Chase and Status were off, and a slew of anthemic releases followed, snapped up by scene leading labels like Breakbeat Kaos and DJ Zinc's quality filled Bingo imprint.
The accolades soon followed, with their production work for Jenna G's 'In Love' in 2006 winning BBC 1Xtra's best drum 'n' bass single in 2006.
Next stop was Andy C's iconic Ram Records, which they clocked up ten records to date with, exploring the further reaches of drum 'n' bass sensibilities. It was on Ram that they unleashed their debut album 'More Than Alot' - an album crammed with hits that showed the versatility that would later become their trademark. The album features star turns from the up and coming Plan B, the more established Kano, and dubstep anthem Easter Jam which would later be used for the purposes of the mighty Snoop Dogg and his single 'Snoop Dogg Millionaire'.
Proclaimed as The most exciting producers in the UK today by Pharrell Williams, the duo have turned their hand to some of the most blistrering releases on the bass music scene for artists as diverse as Jay Z and White Lies.
Thrust further into the limelight, the duo turned their hand to producing a large part of Rhianna's Rated R record, as well as embark on a number of hugely successful live tours around Europe and the UK, which involved for the first time a fully live element of drummer Andy Gangdeen and vocalists Kano and Plan B.
Record deals with Mercury followed, seeing in a top ten arrival of their track End Credits for the Michael Caine film Harry Brown, for which they also won the Q Awards best video gong.
Much more chart success has followed, with the duo really hitting a winning formula of crossover productions that win over both the underground and the public as a whole. With their last two albums 'No More Idols' and 'Brand New Machine' topping dance charts worldwide, Chase and Status time and again push the sound of drum 'n' bass into exciting new territories that reliably connects with huge audiences around the world. In fact 2013 saw their record 'Lost And Not Found' pick up the gong for Best Inventive Single at the Bass Music Awards in association with skiddle.com.