Saul Milton and Will Kennard are the creative duo behind underground electronic project Chase and Status. Critically acclaimed for their debut album, the pair were recently awarded Best Video at the Q awards for track 'End Credits' which features Plan B.
After generating wider recognition from more mainstream audiences with the official soundtrack created for film Harry Brown, Chase and Status have been quickly and controversially signed to major label Mercury to produce their second highly anticipated album. Previously working with and receiving praise from a whole crew of highly credible urban artists including Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Andy C, Jay Z, Tempa T and The Prodigy, the pair have also produced and co-written Rhianna's platinum album Rated R. Keen to maintain the musically high standards they are feted for, the London-based dance act have scouted fresh talent to collaborate on their forthcoming album. Featuring SB.TV spitter Maverick Sabre and talented vocalist Delilah on hot track Time, the album is set for release in 2011, promising new direction and big hits for the boys. Currently touring, Will and Saul will be playing up and down the country over the coming weeks, with surprise guest appearances scheduled throughout.
Doing what they do, mixing drum and bass, grime, dubstep and dance infused beats, these talented London-based musicians continue to establish their sound, with nothing to prove but their love of good music. Boasting an impressive fan-base who loyally support each experimental project they undertake, Chase and Status are pioneers of their own scene, which is quickly influencing and filtering into every other. i-D Online went down to their recent gig at the HMV forum to get a first listen to new album track Sleepless featuring Maverick Sabre, before catching up with Will and Saul backstage after the charged set.
Congratulations on winning Best Video at the Q awards last night, how did that feel? It was a real honour to win. The Q awards are so prestigious, we were shocked and speechless when Tinie announced it was us who had won.
Where can we catch you next? You can catch us DJing around 4 - 5 times every week all around the country and we start a tour with the live band on 11 November in Cardiff.
You have a new album coming out next year - what kind of sound can we expect from that? It's an extension of our previous work, DnB, Dubstep & all, with a heap of different inspirations, great features, bigger songwriting & production.
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Text Milly McMahon