Oxegen 2011 - Chase & Status
Sunday, Green Spheres, 9.10pm
Describe in a Tweet: Top corner into an open goal.
What Happened: The best atmosphere of the weekend, by a country mile. When you've live drums, enourmo-visuals, noisy drum n' bass, rock and approachable dubstep, all tied together by a cracker MC - well, you're on to a winner, big time.
Heavy hit after heavy hit - 'Let You Go' spins the tent towards the sky like a clay pigeon, 'Pieces' blows it to oblivion. Absent guests do their stint via the screen while MC Rage peppers the set with lyrics nicked off people from Rage Against the Machine to Stevie Wonder. 'Blind Faith' is glorious, so many smiles, so many hugs. They got us.
Crazy in Love: Their remix of Nneka - 'Heartbeats' is one of this reviewer's favourite tracks of the last couple of years. It's reasonably obscure yet utterly compelling. Hearing it performed live as the second last track in the set was the most wonderful surprise. The cherry on top.
Why Don't you Love Me? Refuse to say anything bad. Such good, good times.
Oxegen Rating: 9/10