Since opening our doors in London in 2015, we've continued to invest in a diverse roster of British songwriters that reflects the UK’s vibrant music market. Today it's with pleasure we welcome Drum and Bass group Chase & Status to Downtown.
”We are very excited to have signed to the legendary Downtown Music Publishing roster, we’ve been working with Dan Lloyd Jones very closely for many years now and it’s great to finally put pen to paper. He has brought a lot of great ideas in the past and we’re very excited for the future and this partnership with Downtown.” - Chase & Status
Described by GQ magazine as ‘arguably the biggest band in British Dance Music,’ Chase & Status have repeatedly found chart success in the UK, from topping the UK Dance Chart with their early hit “Pieces” featuring Plan B to peaking at Number 2 on the UK Albums chart with their sophomore album No More Idols. Multiple songs from Idols, including “End Credits” featuring Plan B and “Let You Go” featuring Mali, would become Top Forty hits in the UK, cementing Chase & Status’s position as a premiere Drum & Bass group. Two albums later, the duo have built a collaborative roster spanning grime acts Kano, Dizzee Rascal, and Tinie Tempah, as well as global pop artists such as Jay-Z, Rita Ora, and Rihanna.
The multi-platinum selling duo are gearing up for a big year with the release of their highly anticipated Return 2 Jungle album, along with accompanying exhibitions, a documentary, and a European tour. Two new tracks from the forthcoming record, “Retreat 2018” ft. Cutty Ranks and “Heater” ft. General Levy, are due to drop around their headline set at Clapham’s SW4 festival this coming August Bank Holiday weekend. Their Super Sharp Reloaded exhibition at Selfridges, launches on August 9th and runs till September 6th, celebrating Rave culture and its direct relationship with high fashion.
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Photo (L to R): Sonia Diwan, Saul Milton (Chase), Daniel Lloyd Jones, Will Kennard (Status), and Roberto Neri