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Chase and Status: Arena, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 November 2013

CELEBRATING THEIR 10TH YEAR as a dance act by progressing to arenas, Saul "Chase" Milton and Will "Status" Kennard stand knob-twiddling behind lasers, giant jets of steam and a giant illuminated "C" and "S". Cheerleader/impresario MC Rage calls them "Chase and fuckin' Status" so often that the drummer wedged between them should have his own "F". However, it's hard not to warm to the barmy MC, despite him occasionally tipping things into a spoof of 90s rave. When he actually yells "wicked, jungle is massive!", you expect Ali G to roar on in a Citroën Saxo.

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