Chase & Status share their highly anticipated, explosive and gritty new single ‘Engage.’ One of four brand new unheard originals singles from Chase & Status that will feature on their upcoming ‘fabric presents Chase & Status RTRN II FABRIC mix,’ this track features a vocal sample from the Jamaican dancehall artist Shabba Ranks and sonically follows the sound of their critically acclaimed 2019 album ‘RTRN II JUNGLE.’
Dropping alongside the track today is an equally engaging and energizing visual filmed in fabric and directed by Billy Seeberg. Cutting up archive footage from 90s warehouse raves and dancehall events from the late 80s and blending it with freehand shots of the group in the eerie and atmospheric labyrinth maze that is the iconic club fabric, the resulting visual is a thrilling, chaotic, and nostalgia-inducing piece.
Speaking on the video, Billy says: “With ‘Engage’ I wanted to capture the electrifying, physical reaction that Jungle music has on people; regardless of age, background, heritage, or lifestyle. As a 19-year-old filmmaker, I didn’t live through the 90s when the original pioneers of Jungle were making their first statements in the industry; but nonetheless, I have a deep appreciation for the genre and its cultural origins. That is why the video blends archival, oldskool footage with new visuals; it is to represent not only where the music has come from but where artists like Chase & Status are taking it to.”