Chase & Status at Southampton Guildhall

Chase and Status
Chase and Status
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It’s no secret that drum ‘n’ bass duo Chase and Status took a different direction after their impressive debut album.

Following in the footsteps of rock/d’n’b crossover act Pendulum, the twosome have achieved the adoration of a mainstream audience, turning their back on the underground faithful.

If increasing their profile and achieving global success was their target then this reviewer, and a capacity Southampton Guildhall, cannot help but give the boys a round of applause for reaching their goal.

Their music is incredibly throwaway and cannot hold a candle to peers like Shy FX or DJ Marky & XRS, but there is something undeniably catchy about their crossover tunes being played at 1,000 decibels. It’s the sort of volume that this genre of music deserves, compared to a weak sound system in a dingy student nightclub.

The duo bring a decent stage show, consisting of five screens and an incredible drum set, for the opening night of the tour.

The vast majority of their output has guest vocalists who either sing on stage or make a pre-recorded video appearance on the screens.

If incredibly bassy breakdowns are your thing, then grab a ticket for their gig at Portsmouth Guildhall in October.