Popular music is changing.
2013 brought some exceptional music which broke away from current trends, with the crossing over of genres and re-earthing of sounds that have been lost to time influencing mainstream pop. Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky‘, dominated radio air time and club play lists for what seemed like an eternity and rightly so. With Nile Rodgers added funk, the song captures the essence of disco and was unlike anything else around. Similarly, Avicii blending opposing genres together on ‘Wake Me Up‘, created a fusion between a catchy folk song and electronic club resulting in an instant summer anthem.
The latest addition to this ever evolving scene is the recent offering from Chase and Status, ‘Count On Me Ft. Moko‘. Gone are the drum and bass lines, substituted by a sound that is straight out of a 90’s techno rave, comparable to the classic ‘Show Me Love‘ by Robin S. The track is the second single of the duos third studio album Brand New Machine and has gained a positive response from fans and critics alike.
Chase and Status are Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) who met 10 years ago in Manchester while they were both at university. The decade that followed consisted of vast number of hit tracks and collaborations with artists such as Plan B and Tempa T. Newer fans to the music of the duo be sure to listen to the back catalogue, with favourites including ‘Blind Faith‘, ‘Pieces‘, and ‘End Credits‘.
Chase and Status tour the UK over the month of November, including Bournemouth’s International Centre on November 13th.
Tickets can be found here.