Few if any have experienced the kind of precipitous career arc enjoyed by production super duo Chase & Status.
Longtime friends Saul Milton and Will Kennard have undoubtedly attained superstar status in the decade and a half since their debut pressing on Zinc‘s long defunct Bingo Beats imprint. From their landmark release on Renegade Hardware, to inking an exclusive music making pact with scene juggernaut Ram Records, striking out on their own with the formation of More Than Alot, and releasing music on major labels Universal Music, Virgin EMI, and Mercury, the London based production pairing have continued to ascend to new heights throughout their storied music making careers.
Revealing that they had spent an entire week in Kingston holed up in recording studios this past May, Saul and Will — who cut Dancehall records with stars old and new on their recording pilgrimage to Jamrock — announced their intentions to sample said recordings to create a new studio album set for release in 2019. The RTRN II Jungle will undoubtedly be one of the most highly anticipated issuances of the forthcoming calendar year, and Chase & Status appear to have given us a small taste of what to expect in the months to come.
Purchase Chase & Status‘ “Heater” — featuring the vocal talents of General Levy — on 12″ heavyweight vinyl from Juno Records: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/chase-status-retreat-2018-heater/704755-01/