You probably know Chase & Status from their huge singles “Let You Go,” “Time,” and “Blind Faith.” Their most recent album, No More Idols, went platinum in the UK – an incredible accomplishment for EDM artists to achieve — but they are still growing there following Stateside. We were lucky enough to catch their set at EDC NY on Friday and have recapped some of the best tracks for those of you who were not able to make it. Continue reading for our take on Chase & Status’ set, as well as five tracks you need to know.
House and trance largely defined the Kinetic Field on Friday with acts like Madeon, Fedde Le Grand, and Armin Van Buuren. However, when Chase & Status took the stage, they transformed the Kinetic Field into a bass-dominating dubstep arena. They dropped a wide variety of tracks from Knife Party to Rick Ross, and of course a number of their own. As a Chase and Status lover, I personally would have liked to have seen them play a few more of their own productions and maybe a bit more drum-n-bass, but overall it was definitely a great set. Here are five of the top tracks of the day.
1. Chase & Status Feat. Delilah – Time (Wilkinson Remix)
This drumstep remix of their single “Time” perhaps best embodies the Chase and Status sound. While they started out producing solely drum and bass, they have recently branched into other genres — and their 2011 album, No More Idols, is a remarkable demonstration of the breadth of their production capabilities. The Wilkinson remix of “Time” has a light Drum and Bass build up before intensifying into a much heavier and dubby drop.
2. Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
Hopefully you know this track already, but if you missed the original when it was released in 2010, you’ve surely heard Kanye West and Jay-Z’s take on it. However, we felt compelled to include this track since the crowd went absolutely nuts when Chase & Status dropped it. “I Can’t Stop” is an absolute classic and will be looked back on as one of the tracks that was emblematic of Dubstep’s incredible rise in popularity.
3. Skrillex – Ruffneck Bass (Alvin Risk Remix)
This was another track that killed it when Chase & Status dropped it. While some might think this impossible, Alvin Risk manages to turn up the intensity on Skrillex’s track even more and give it an even bigger drop with this remix.
4. Chase & Status – Blind Faith (Original Mix)
Chase and Status’ original mix just edged out the Trolley Snatcha remix of “Blind Faith,” but both were played by Chase & Status, and both received a really good reception from the crowd. However, as someone who really enjoys the Chase & Status/Nero school of Dubstep, I just had to go with the original mix. The bass drops in this song are just massive.
5. Chase & Status and Sub Focus Feat. Takura – Flashing Lights (Killsonik Remix)
This is a huge new Chase & Status track and one of our favorites of their entire set. The remix EP of “Flashing Lights” just came out and included remixes from S.P.Y. and Mac Miller as well as Killsonik. The Killsonik remix is definitely the hardest of the remixes and was a phenomenal way to end their set.
Bonus: You can download the whole Chase & Status EDC set here!