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Chase & Status Bio

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Chase & Status Bio

Will Kennard and Saul Milton met in London through their mutual love of drum and bass in the mid- nineties before later cementing their friendship by DJing together at Manchester University. 2004 saw their first production, a remix for Future Cut which was followed by a series of drum and bass anthems for the biggest underground labels including “Duppy Man” for Breakbeat Kaos and “The Druids” EP for DJ Zinc’s trendsetting Bingo label. Despite a high volume of releases on Ram Records and constant DJing around the world, Chase & Status managed to mastermind and release their debut album More Than A Lot in 2008. In 2009 Chase & Status began crafting their now renowned live show, which they debuted at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend that year. Their live set up includes the legendary Andy Gangadeen on drums and enigmatic front man, Rage as their MC. The show features an exhilarating mixture of lighting, video and guest appearances from vocalists including Plan B and Tinie Tempah as well as rising stars Delilah, Liam Bailey, Maverick Sabre and Mali who all appeared on their No More Idols album. The live show continues to draw in record attendances through two years of headline festival appearances, five sold out UK tours, three sold out European tours, two sold out US tours and repeated festival appearances across the globe from Coachella to Big Day Out, Ibiza Rocks to Summersonic in Japan. Chase & Status became one of the biggest selling artists in the UK in 2011 selling more than one million singles in the UK alone. No More Idols did not leave the top 40 for 35 weeks and achieved double platinum status. Will and Saul began 2012 with a Brit Nomination for Best British Group, a true credit to their enormous success in the UK and an amazing recognition of drum and bass music by such a prestigious awards ceremony. Early 2012 also saw Chase & Status release their Live at Brixton Academy DVD capturing their phenomenal live performance at the legendary venue. Not many bands headline a dance festival and then are invited to play the mainstage at Download but Chase & Status did just that that summer as part of a festival season that also saw them headlining Global Gathering and SW4 Festival as well as playing a host of other festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA. In 2013 a third studio album came out with a darker sound, in contrast to their two other albums.

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