Chase & Status Turn Up The Heat In “Engage” Visuals
18 Sep 2020
Chase & Status share their highly anticipated, explosive and gritty new single titled, Engage.
Keeping the raw sounds of jungle music alive, Engage features a vocal sample from the Jamaican Dancehall artist Shabba Ranks. Accompanied with Billy Seeberg-directed visuals, they showcase archive footage from the 90s warehouse raves and Dancehall events from the late 80s and have intertwined them with freehand shots of the group in a eerie and atmospheric labyrinth maze.
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.”
Watch the visuals for Engage above.