No one’s making music like Chase & Status at the moment and if you are an avid listener of this beautiful genre, you will probably know why we are making this claim. Rihanna considers them ‘the backbone’ of her record ‘Rated R’. The duo, who count Jay Z and Snoop Dogg as fans, as well as drum and bass’ finest in Andy C, DJ Hype and Pendulum. Will Kennard and Saul Milton along with MC Rage have been bossing the Drum & Bass scene for 2 years.
Chase & Status have released some of the most iconic Bass albums like “No More Idols” and “Brand New Machine” but those albums fall very short of what the duo had in their minds for RTRN II JUNGLE. It all started 18 months ago when Chase & Status confirmed the news of their new album and that’s when the hype train began. Then came the release of Retreat2018, a track which dominated each and every Drum & Bass set across the globe. Since the release of Retreat2018, never before we had seen an album that was so eagerly anticipated in the jungle and drum and bass scene than Chase & Status’ RTRN II JUNGLE. The official release which was initially planned for the first week of 2019, was delayed and FINALLY…FINALLY, after 18 months, the cat’s finally out of the bag. The album is exactly how Chase & Status promised; seminal, rustic and enthralling. They had already released a handful of tracks from the album and each one has proved to be an absolute banger. The rest of the tracks on this album are just as good…if not better! And if David Rodigan’s vocals (Don’t go away, it’s not over yet) from, ‘Disaster’ which is the last track of album, are anything to go by, we can safely say it AGAIN, Let the Hype train begin!!! RTRN II JUNGLE is out now and available to buy here.