This is the third studio album from Chase and Status and is the follow up to their critically acclaimed and celebrated No More Idols.
The push to move electronic music to the forefront of pop music is not a new phenomenon - this album comes just a week after Sub Focus released their new album Torus; both artists clearly doing a great job at bringing Drum and Bass (and its various offshoots) into the mainstream.
'Brand New Machine' is a tribute to the variety of electronic music that flourished in the 90s. The album is instantly accessible (much like their previous works) and dips into trip-hop, dance, drum and bass and even a hint of r&b.
A far cry from their underground roots on the Renegade Hardware label, Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) have lost alot of the ingenuity and rawness of real jungle and d'n'b but have on the other hand manifested a formula that will sell out venues and festivals. Its a scintillating pop sound that is still generating classic feel-good anthems.
Listen to: 'Count On Me', 'Heaven Knows', 'Lost & Not Found', 'Alive'