- Words Cal McIntyre
Start your weekend off right with the 10 Dancehall tracks that Chase and Status just can't get out of their head inspired by their project RTRN II JUNGLE - THE ORIGINALS!
We couldn’t think of anyone better to curate a 10Trax playlist than powerhouses Chase and Status. I don’t think they even need an introduction to you at this point.
Straight off the back of the release of their critically acclaimed RTRN II JUNGLE album, the boys are back again. This time around, Chase and Status, have unveiled the original dancehall records that formulated the project. RTRN: THE ORIGINALS was written over the last year in both London and in Jamaica in the island’s historic Big Yard Studios. The Originals comprises of 6 tracks released as both full vocals and instrumentals that will be set to light up Dancehall sets the world over.
Celebrating over 15 years as trailblazers, Chase and Status are doing just that by continuing to inspire a cultural movement; bringing back British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90s. Speaking on the project the boys revealed “In May 2018 we went to Kingston, Jamaica to Big Yard Studios to record vocals for RTRN II JUNGLE. What we wanted to do was make authentic jungle, like it would have been in the early 90s but rather than sample records, that have been sampled many times before, we decided to make our own dancehall riddims and songs which we would then sample, and become much of the body of work for RTRN II JUNGLE. So the Originals EP is exactly that – 6 tracks in their original form that were made in London and Jamaica. Originals is also available on limited edition 7” vinyl. We’re very proud to present RTRN II JUNGLE – THE ORIGINALS.”
Dig into Chase and Status’ curated 10Trax playlist below before you get your hands on their RTRN II JUNGLE – THE ORIGINALS project!
"Mellow" by Capleton
"Early 90s gyalist anthem."
"Inna Mi Bed" by Buju Banton Double Joint Riddim
"Tek Him" by Mad Cobra
"Back to them 90s late night shebeen."
"Murderation" by Beenie Man
"98 bad bwoy tune."
"Trash and Ready" by Super Cat
"Still can’t listen to this without bussing a shank."
"Anytime" by Bounty Killer
"Poor people's governor."
"Drum Pan Sound" by Reggie Stepper
"Gun fingers high for this."
"Coca Cola Shape" by Simpleton
"When girls only wore batty riders."
"Dangerous" by Conroy Smith
"Nigel Benn use to walk out this tune before his fights and we all used to go mawd."
"When" by Tiger
"Originals 90s chat seen come again!"