After a 2 year hiatus since their last LP "Brand New Machine", this last sector of 2015 has seen production powerhouse Chase & Status disrupting the music scene again with their elusive 'London Bars' project, which was released on MTA Records. In celebration of this, Chase & Status made their first and only appearance of this year at their MTA Records Xmas party in Oslo, Hackney.
The night was warmed up by many of their labelmates including Scales and Mant before C+S grabbed the stage unleashing some unreleased tracks from their ever-growing archive, showing the crowd hints of works with Flowdan, Stormzy, Craig David and more!
In the Christmas spirit of giving, Chase & Status brought out Bonkaz and Giggs who are featured on the London Bars EP as well as Ghetts, CasIsDead, Jammer and Discarda, gifting the crowd with an energetic Grime set before diving into a classic drum and bass set.
The night was a real celebration of UK production, giving something for all ears being some garage, grime, drum and bass and jungle. After witnessing a snippet of what Chase & Status have to offer their audience next year, I'm excited to see the fruits of their labour.
Words & Photographs - Ashley Verse