Chase And Status Release ‘No More Idols’ (Deluxe Edition)

 

Today, drum & bass and dubstep lovers can get their hands on the deluxe edition of the UK platinum album, No More Idols. The 26-track album is the product of the magical Manchester-based duo Chase And Status, and includes the full No More Idols album as well as a slew of music videos and remixes. Featured artists and remixers include Plan B, Mali, Liam Bailey, Tinie Tempah, Sub Focus, Takura, Nero, Feed Me, Wilkinson, 16Bit, Dillon Francis, and more!

Make sure to catch Chase And Status this summer at the Electric Daisy Carnival and Starscape Festival!

Hear the Mac Miller remix for “Flashing Lights” below (a bonus not featured on the album)! And watch the entrancing video for “Hitz” featuring Tinie Tempah after the jump. Head over to our release page to watch some more awesome videos and grab the free remix of “Hitz” by Dillon Francis.

Enter our contest to win No More Idols.

Purchase No More Idols (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes or Beatport

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Watch the video for “Hitz” featuring Tinie Tempah after the jump

Show Recap: Plan B at Bowery Ballroom – January 10

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This Tuesday, NYC was on winter storm watch throughout the night, but that had no apparent effect on Plan B‘s New York debut at Bowery Ballroom. The place was packed and full of energy, with a crowd that was at least half British folks “on holiday.” Before Plan B, the crowd was treated to a beatboxing extravaganza from Faith SFX, complete with layered drum beats broken down, live instrument imitations and sing-a-longs to hip-hop classics, including DMX and Lil Wayne. He riled up the crowd for Plan B, who came out strong with a full backing band: two guitarists, back-up singers – the works.

Plan B played a mixed set including many tracks from his upcoming release The Defamation of Strickland Banks. First his soulful ballads had the crowd swaying, then he got into his more upbeat songs like “Prayin” and the crowd got jumpy; couldn’t get enough. Of course Plan B added a bit of flavor to his set, sprinkling in some classic covers, medleys, and switching to a reggae groove mid-song. Overall Plan B nailed it in our famously snobby city on a bitterly cold night. By the end of the show, there were nothing but warm smiles inside.

LA: Plan B is in the States for one more night, playing at Troubador (LA) with DJ Luke Top (Fools Gold) tonight. Hope you already got tickets, cuz it’s sold out.

More Videos & Streaming Tracks from The Defamation of Strickland Banks

New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album

Plan B: “Love Goes Down” Acoustic on BBC Radio 1

Plan B performed an acoustic version of his UK hit “Love Goes Down” for Radio 1, a great take on the original track from his album The Defamation of Strickland Banks (to be released in the US in April 2011). Check out the official music video below:

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Plan B Remixes by Breakage, Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Doctor P

Raised in Forest Gate, London, Ben Drew aka Plan B‘s album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks (out in the US on April 12), debuted at #1 on the UK album charts and hasn’t left the Top 10 since its release. Influenced highly by his love of classic Motown and his appreciation for Eminem, actor and musician Plan B raps and sings in his own accent on “Prayin’,” “Stay Too Long,” and “Love Goes Down.” Now he’s released remixes of these songs by Breakage, Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Doctor P.

Plan B – “Prayin (Breakage Remix)”
 

Stream More Remixes

Plan B will be playing two exclusive US shows – New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on Jan. 11th and L.A.’s Troubador on Jan. 13th. Find more info & tickets here.