"Dubstep is the new punk", says Chase and Status
The Chase and Status duo, Saul Milton and Will Kennard, spoke with David Smyth of the Evening Standard to discuss their place in the dubstep scene and the current state of British music.
Milton explains that with their music, they're tipping their hat to genres before them, like punk and heavy metal. He also says that their influences are brought together from other members of their Chase and Status entourage, like the electro-jazz group, The Bays, that work with them and their sometimes vocalist, London rapper, MC Rage:
"Dubstep is the new punk, the new heavy metal...Rage is a big fan of punk bands like Gallows and you really get that intensity at our shows. It's all-out carnage."
Their album, 'No More Idols', has been in the top 40 UK albums since its release in January 2011 and they are hoping to release their seventh single from the album, 'Flashing Lights', next month.
With their success, they can't help but notice the other UK artists around them that are doing so well:
"It's been a big year for British music, not just ourselves. There have been a lot of years of garbage, basically - throwaway music that won't last. But now with Plan B, Adele, Labrinth, Nero, it's an exciting time and a return to great music. Who could ask for more than to be a part of that?"
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