Various Artists - Renegade Hardware pres. Future Beats Vol 3, Mixed by Chase & Status
Mon 6th Mar, 2006 Music Reviewsin
Drum n Bass veterans Chase & Status mix up Renegade Hardware’s Future Beats Vol 3. The CD features 16 exciting tracks, all previously unreleased, for your aural pleasure. The tunes all come from the Renegade Hardware and Barcode labels and, as fans would already know, showcase the harder side of dnb.
Chase & Status are known in the real world as Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status). These two blokes hail from London. Their production work includes the tracks ‘Call For Prayer’ and ‘Duppy Man’. They travel to Manchester together for uni and you have to envy them – uni lifestyle and dnb DJing!
This CD takes no prisoners – drilling basslines, sinister build-ups and crackling melodies. Tracks are from the likes of Spor, Ewun, Konflict and, of course, Chase & Status themselves. The mixing is tight and the CD keeps to the future theme with haunting voiceovers about “moments of revolution”.
DnB tends to sound rather monotonous, at least to me, but the hard hitting nature of this compilation keeps things fresh. If you like your DnB straight from the hot zone, check out Future Beats Vol 3.