Chase & Status have released the fourth and final installment in their series of Grime tracks featuring some of the scene’s finest MC’s.
The London Bars series has already seen the likes of Giggs, Frisco, and Bonkaz, spitting over some seriously heavyweight cuts from the Drum & Bass heroes. The final volume, ‘Bigger Man Sound’, has rounded off the series with Grime 2.0 prodigy Novelist – the de facto leader of Lewisham based ‘The Square’ crew.
Unlike the other entries into the series, which employ the the pulse wave basslines and Eskibeats Grime is famous for, ‘Bigger Man Sound’ features devastating brass sounds over trap flavoured beats, reminiscent of Chase & Status’ Pusha T collab ‘Machine Gun’, off of their album Brand New Machine. You can check out the video for ‘Bigger Man Sound’ below:
This isn’t the first time Chase & Status have featured Grime MC’s on their tracks. In 2011 they released ‘Hypest Hype’ featuring Tempa T, the spiritual successor to Tempz’ legendary ’09 anthem ‘Next Hype’.
While we’re all waiting with bated breath for a follow up album to 2013’s Brand New Machine the London Bars series is reaffirmation that Chase & Status can start a fire with any bass heavy genre. However until we do get any information about a new album there is a Craig David collaboration on the horizon for the duo, which he described as “pure flames, man”.