Chase and Status announce their next LP ‘RTRN II Jungle’
Chase and Status have officially announced their next album ‘RTRN II Jungle’, set for release in January 2019.
The group aka Will Kennard, Saul Milton and MC Rage are celebrating fifteen years since they started releasing music and touring the world. With this landmark moment in mind, Chase and Status have gone back to their roots and their passion – Jungle music.
‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ is inspired by British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90’s. The sound, project and accompanying documentary and installation, will draw on Jungle music whilst also transporting it into the present day, and re-vamping the genre for the modern day music fan. “We will be representing DnB at it’s most soulful, raw, and uncut level.” [Will Kennard]
The news comes with a brand new documentary from the trio, filmed in Jamaica earlier this year. Speaking on the visual, Saul states: “In May we spent a week in Kingston Jamaica, predominantly at Big Yard studio. We went there with Seani B to record tracks from our new album RTRN II JUNGLE. What we wanted to do was to create authentic, new, Jungle – and go to the source; where the culture and all the inspiration came from. We were fortunate to be able to get in the studio with so many legends and stars of the future. We made a load of Dancehall records inspired by the 90’s era with the intention of sampling them and making our own Jungle. We made our own samples rather than taking from someone else’s work. Now, we have a load of great Dancehall records and a bag of brand new Jungle too, and we’re excited to get them out there. In our documentary you get to see us in the studio making these tracks, exploring Kingston, and will hopefully gain an insight into to the passion and the reasons behind the project.”
Watch their superb documentary below!