Review: Chase & Status ft. Slaves – ‘Control’

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A rather underwhelming track from a collaboration that could have worked perfectly.

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Drum and bass duo Saul Milton and Will Kennard, better known by the masses as Chase & Status, have released their latest single in the form of a collaboration with Kent-based duo, Slaves.

The track, entitled ‘Control’, should be a perfect combination between Chase & Status’ versatility and Slaves’ punk-rock character, creating an abrasive, loud single filled with heavy bass-filled drops. But instead of this, it’s just hard to listen to.

As a massive fan of Chase & Status and the fact that Slaves have grown on me over the past year, I was really looking forward to this track, but ultimately its sound only manifests into an annoying one. Slaves’ Isaac Holman isn’t exactly known for his vocal range and abilities, as is the style of the group’s music, but I expected that he could offer more than just chanting and shouting throughout the entire track. Unfortunately, he didn’t, making for a disappointing partnership.

The drum and bass expertise provided during the choruses by Chase & Status is just as you’d expect: on-point. But there just isn’t enough of them, creating a horribly underwhelming track.

‘Control’ is available now via Mercury Records.

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