Jam Hot: Week 36
Every week I pick one record that isn't just hot, it's Jam Hot and I play it every day on the show. Week 36 and the honour goes to one of the biggest Drum & Bass acts of the moment dipping their toe into the dubstep world and showing us how versatile they are as producers: Chase & Status' "Eastern Jam"
• Chase & Status aka Saul Milton and Will Kennard started producing in 2004, remixing FutureCut's 20/20 track but since then, has tore up the drum and bass scene with such anthems as "Duppy Man" with Capleton, "Dumpling Riddim", "Hurt You", "In Love" with Jenna G and the current 1Xtra D&B Top Ten #1 "Take Me Away"
• Keen to prove they can produce across the genres, 2008 sees them finally releasing their long awaited album "More Than A Lot" which features HipHop, Drum & Bass and Dubstep styles.
• The next single from the album is a double A side with "Pieces" ft Plan B on one side and this week's Jam Hot on the other, an Indian music infused bass heavy dubstep smasher that's also been heavily supported by Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Zane Lowe from our sister station Radio 1
• The sample for the record comes from one of the biggest Bollywood movies "Devdas" - above is a fan made video using footage from the film.
Chase & Status aka Will & Saul will be passing though the studio on Thursday - make sure you lock in, 7-10pm on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Dun know!