Funk and Filth Hall of Fame - Filth #16 - Chase & Status
These two surely need no introduction. Anyone who doesn't know who Chase & Status are must have been living under a rock for the last 5 years. I have to admit, when the name Chase & Status first hit my radar almost 10 years ago, I never would have said that they would become the phenomenon that they now are! But the guys who met at Manchester Uni over a joint love of filthy music have honed their production skills and ventured away from their drum and bass roots, and it has done massive things for them. Having seen them at Boardmasters last year, at the iTunes Festival and, most notably, at Glastonbury this year in the pouring rain, I can vouch for the fact that they can also put on a great show, with thousands of people all throwing shapes.
You can hear a notable difference in their music spanning over almost the last decade, and they now have a list of fans and collaborators that would make most people in any area of the music business jealous (Plan B, Snoop Dogg, Andy C, Jay Z, etc). Check the musical transformation across the years in their tunes, which I've tried to make available in chronological order below.
- Starting with Blindside, which is the first C&S tune I ever remember hearing, when it was all about drum and bass for them.
- Next in line below is Saxon which, in my opinion, was the best tune they ever did before they went 'commercial'. It's one of their genuinely filthiest tunes ever and the one that really caught my attention.
- I've followed this with Smash TV, by far my favourite tune from their debut album 'More Than Alot'.
- and finally grab yourself a free download of End Credits featuring Plan B, from the movie Harry Brown. Seriously good movie as well, with Plan B proving that he can act!
Click HERE to download End Credits for free.