Being one of the most anticipated show of 2017 I knew Chase and Status live at Brixton Academy would be busy and the venue was packed to the rafters with good vibes all round from the start with a largely topless Big Narstie hyping up the crowd before the main event. Now, onto the show…….
As soon as Chase and Status appeared on stage, the Brixton crowd went absolutely wild as the started the set with the title track from their latest album Tribe. Veteran mic man Rage was on top form as usual as Chase and Status played all of their classics including Take me Away, No Problem and more classics which seem not to have aged at all were peppered throughout the night such as flashing lights featuring Pusha T and Count On Me ft. Moko.
One of the many highlights of the night was the arrival of Kano on stage to perform the excellent Dubplate Original and Rage performing Nervous. Later in the set they welcomed on stage Liam Bailey who sang Blind Faith much to the delight of the capacity crowd.
Throughout the night the track after track hit home with the energy we have come to expect from Chase and Status since they formed in 2003. The bass was so heavy, the walls of the Academy were shaking most of the evening with the only let-down being the sound did become distorted at times especially when the Section Boyz were performing but all in all a near flawless show.
The latest Chase and Status album ‘Tribe’ is out now and is available here
Further Chase & Status Tour Date here