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Brand New Machine

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Brand New Machine is the third studio album by English drum and bass production duo Chase & Status. It was released on 7 October 2013 by MTA Records under exclusive license to Mercury Records. The album features vocal contributions from a new wave of British talent, including Louis M^ttrs, Moko, Jacob Banks and Elli Ingram, as well as contributions from Major Lazer, Nile Rodgers and rapper Pusha T.[10] The duo toured the album with an arena tour beginning on 31 October 2013.[11] They also headlined 1Xtra Live at the Bournemouth International Centre on the same day as the release of the album.

Brand New Machine
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Studio album by
Released7 October 2013[1]
Recorded2012–13
Genre
Length54:44
Label
Producer
Chase & Status chronology
No More Idols
(2011)
Brand New Machine
(2013)
London Bars
(2015)
Singles from Brand New Machine
  1. "Lost & Not Found"
    Released: 24 June 2013
  2. "Count on Me"
    Released: 29 September 2013
  3. "Alive"
    Released: 15 December 2013
  4. "Blk & Blu"
    Released: 16 March 2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic60/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Digital Spy3/5 stars[3]
Gigwise9/10[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The Independent2/5 stars[6]
Metro3/5 stars[7]
MusicOMH4/5 stars[8]
The Observer2/5 stars[9]

Background and releaseEdit

The promotional single "Big Man" featuring Liam Bailey was released through online retailers on 16 October 2012, although a free download was offered through their official website. The song features as a bonus track on the American edition of the album. "Lost & Not Found", the lead single, was the first standard album track to be premiered almost a year after "Big Man". It was followed by "Count on Me", the album's second single. "Machine Gun" was uploaded to their SoundCloud and sent to radio stations in August 2013 as a precursor to the album. On 28 September, the duo appeared on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show for a guest mix, in which they premiered several album tracks including "International" and "Gangsta Boogie".[12] Will, better known as Status, appeared once again on MistaJam's show on 2 October 2013 to talk about the album track-by-track. Several more album tracks were premiered on the show: "Alive", "Breathing" and "Pressure". The following day, short previews of each standard edition album track were uploaded to Chase & Status' official YouTube channel.[13]

Musical concept and songsEdit

The duo created a Spotify playlist consisting of some songs that influenced the creation of the album. They cite Massive Attack, MJ Cole, Breach, Soul II Soul, Snap! and Nas among others as key influences for the album.[14] You can hear the MJ Cole influence in "Blk & Blu", as well as the Nas influence in "Gangsta Boogie". Other tracks, such as "Breathing" and "Alive", are drum and bass songs, adopting their original style that helped the duo rise to fame. The duo were also influenced by Pusha T, who they managed to get to vocal their trap song "Machine Gun". The Major Lazer collaboration "Pressure" is a moombahton track, a genre that Diplo has brought to fame. The style is a new venture for Chase & Status.

SinglesEdit

"Lost & Not Found", featuring vocals from Brighton-based Louis M^ttrs, was released as the album's lead single on 24 June 2013. The track was initially released on Clubland 23 before its official single release, meaning the release date was brought forward by a week.[15] A music video to accompany the release of "Lost & Not Found" was first released onto YouTube on 4 July 2013 at a total length of five minutes and eight seconds. "Count on Me", featuring vocals from British singer and songwriter Moko, was released as the album's second single on 29 September 2013. A two-and-a-half minute version of the song originally premiered back in July, before the full mix was premiered on 29 August 2013. The music video was released via the band's official website on 20 September 2013, originally through a JavaScript modification of Twitter.[16] The track entered at number five on the UK Singles Chart on 6 October 2013. "Machine Gun", featuring vocals from Pusha T, premiered on 21 August 2013 as a promotional single.[17] It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 114 without independent release. However, it received frequent airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Upon the album release, "International" charted at number 116 supported by sales of the Skrillex remix. "Alive", featuring vocals from Jacob Banks, was released as the album's third single on 15 December 2013. It was performed on Later... with Jools Holland on 8 November 2013.[18] It managed to enter the UK Dance Chart at number 16 prior to independent release, later rising to number 26 in the UK Singles Chart. The song received a surge in popularity due to featuring in the FIFA 14 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 trailer.[19] "Blk & Blu" was released as the album's fourth single on 16 March 2014. It peaked at number 52 on the UK Singles Chart. A video for "International" was released on 6 August, and a remix by Dimension was released for free download on the same day.

Other songsEdit

"Big Man" was released as a promotional download on 16 October 2012, both for free and on retailers. The song managed to enter the UK Singles Chart at number 68 and features as a bonus track on the American release of the album.

"Gun Metal Grey" and "Like That" were both used as backing tracks in the pilot of the BBC three-part documentary Reggie Yates' Extreme Russia.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Gun Metal Grey"
Chase & Status3:02
2."International"
Chase & Status4:12
3."Count on Me" (featuring Moko)
3:33
4."Blk & Blu" (featuring Ed Thomas)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • E. Thomas
Chase & Status5:20
5."Pressure" (featuring Major Lazer)
  • Chase & Status
  • Major Lazer[b]
4:38
6."Machine Gun" (featuring Pusha T)
Chase & Status3:15
7."Gangsta Boogie" (featuring Knytro)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Matthew Guthrie
3:10
8."Heaven Knows" (featuring Elli Ingram)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Ingram
Chase & Status3:47
9."Lost & Not Found" (featuring Louis M^ttrs)
Chase & Status4:13
10."Like That" (featuring Moko)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Adu
  • Toby Young
Chase & Status3:58
11."Deeper Devotion"
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Rob Swaden
Chase & Status4:36
12."Breathing" (featuring Bo Saris)
  • Chase & Status
  • Bo Saris[d]
4:29
13."What Is Right" (featuring Nile Rodgers and Abigail Wyles)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Rodgers
  • Wyles
  • Holly Simpson
Chase & Status3:58
14."Alive" (featuring Jacob Banks)
  • Kennard
  • Milton
  • Banks
  • Young
Chase & Status3:26

Notes

  • ^a signifies an additional producer
  • ^b signifies a co-producer
  • ^c signifies a remixer
  • ^d signifies a vocal producer
  • "Gun Metal Grey" features uncredited vocals from MC Rage.
  • "Pressure" features uncredited vocals from Suku.
  • "Deeper Devotion" features uncredited vocals from Yolanda Quartey.

Sample credits

  • "International" contains samples of the Cutty Ranks song "The Stopper".
  • "Count on Me" contains elements of "I Know", performed by New Atlantic and composed by Cameron Saunders and Rick Lloyd.

PersonnelEdit

Chase & Status[20]

  • Saul Milton – producer
  • Will Kennard – producer, mixing

Additional musicians

Other personnel

  • Alan Sailer – cover photography
  • Andrew Cotterill – band photography
  • Jho Oakley – management
  • Mat Maitland – art direction

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 55
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 167
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 83
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25] 26
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 2
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[28] 1

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format
Various 7 October 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brand New Machine: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  2. ^ Brand New Machine Reviews - Metacritic
  3. ^ Chase & Status: 'Brand New Machine' - Album review - Music Review - Digital Spy
  4. ^ Chase + Status - Brand New Machine (Virgin) | Gigwise
  5. ^ Chase and Status: Brand New Machine – review | Music | The Guardian
  6. ^ Album review: Chase and Status, Brand New Machine (Virgin) - Reviews - Music - The Independent
  7. ^ Chase And Status’s Brand New Machine is a retro head rush | Metro News
  8. ^ Chase & Status – Brand New Machine | Album Reviews | musicOMH
  9. ^ Chase and Status: Brand New Machine – review | Music | The Observer
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  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "BBC Radio 1Xtra - MistaJam, Chase and Status Guest Mix". BBC Radio 1Xtra. 28 September 2013.
  13. ^ "'Brand New Machine' Previews". YouTube. 3 October 2013.
  14. ^ "'Brand New Machine' Influences by ChaseAndStatusOfficial". Spotify. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  15. ^ https://www.facebook.com/chaseandstatus/posts/10151442349515974
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Machine Gun Feat. Pusha T". Chase & Status. 24 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Chase & Status - In case you missed the show on Friday, you can..." Facebook. 11 November 2013.
  19. ^ "FIFA is Alive - Official Gameplay Trailer - Xbox One & PS4 - Music by Chase & Status". YouTube. 25 October 2013.
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  24. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week {{{week}}}, {{{year}}}". Chart-Track. IRMA.
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  26. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  28. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.