Keeping up with the Chase

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I’VE always been a fan of drum ‘n’ bass.

However, back in my clubbing days, listening to the banging basslines was usually confined to a dark and dingy club located down a dodgy back alley.

Not any more.

Thanks to Chase and Status, who I’ve been championing since I first saw them at the Evolution festival many moons ago, the genre has made it into the mainstream and the London-based duo are able to pack out academies up and down the country.

Their outing in Newcastle on Tuesday was no different with them selling out within days of their latest tour being announced, and it’s easy to see why.

The duo – Saul Milton and Will Kennard – have an amazing ability to get the crowd jumping from the first beat.

And their fusion of drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and dance means they can serve up a song to suit pretty much everyone.

Their rave anthem No Problem kick-started the show and set the pace for what was to follow.

Accompanied by MC Rage, Chase and Status treated the crowd to a string of hits off their two albums.

The crowd went wild to Fire In Your Eyes, End Credits and iconic anthem Pieces.

Support act Delilah joined them on stage belting out Heartbeat and Time to perfection before they rounded off their set with Blind Faith.

Eager for more, as the lights went down the crowd started chanting for an encore and the boys didn’t fail to deliver, belting out Fool Yourself.

Despite being possibly the oldest person in the crowd by about a decade, Chase and Status put on another fantastic show, making my fourth outing to see them possibly the best.