Chase & Status Talk 'selling Out'
Chase & Status have hit out at critics who have claimed that their sound has altered. The pair -whose new album, 'No More Idols', has spawned many chart-topping singles - have come under attack, with claims that their musical direction has changed in a bid to strike it lucky in the mainstream...
Speaking to SQ Magazine, the production duo said: "Selling out is a funny one. People say it to us all the time, but we don’t think we’ve done that in the slightest. If you hate what you’re doing and you’re making money, then yeah, you’re selling out. As of yet, we don’t see anyone that has done that. The UK scene, though, it’s great. Look at the charts and there are good bits by Adele, Nero and loads of UK guys. We don’t need lots of Americans in there anymore, which is great."
Regardless of such claims, Chase & Status' popularity has risen, having worked with the likes of Rihanna and Jay-Z, among others. But the dubstep producers feel that their favourite acts to work with have been some of the UK’s finest.
"We can’t ever fault working with Plan B. We’ve always seen each other’s amazing talents and have been doing stuff together for years. It’s great to see him doing it big right now. As well as him, one of the funniest and most natural guys to work with is Liam Bailey. The guy’s a real character. Catch him on a good day, you can’t go wrong. Also Maverick Sabre, Tinie Tempah… there’s too many to name just one. It’s inspiring and great to be around so many people like that."
Words: Henry Yanney (@Henryx85)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)