Delilah - "Go" | New Music

You might recognise this young lady from Chase & Status' banger "Time", on which she provided the spine-tingling vocals. She's a solo artist in her own right, and the Balistiq-produced "Go" is taken from a forthcoming EP of the same name.

Great song, and a very tidy interpolation of Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody". Balistiq minimal beat is perfect for Delilah's controlled vocals. She's really milking the sexiness though. I really don't want to sound ungrateful, especially in these austere times when one-note AutoTuned robot women and histrionic hippie divas are the norm, but all the breathy singing is a bit much. With that said, Delilah is an absolute (deep, not panting) breath of fresh air amongst her peers. Look out for her.

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Liam Bailey - "Blind Faith" Acoustic Performance [Video]

Liam Bailey, microphone, guitar, accompanied by cello would well silence a full room as his soulfully morose opening lyrics pour; I am a man with a heavy heart and I dare not turn the page / Writing with automatic self destruction... . Watch as the Nottingham soul singer performs his Chase & Status single "Blind Faith," which he co-wrote for their recent album No More Idols [read our review].

Liam's new four-track EP, It's Not The Same [featuring an acoustic version of "Blind Faith"] is out now.

Chase & Status x Liam Bailey perform "Blind Faith" live at Glastonbury 2011 [Video]

Still drawing on the masses of Glastonbury footage circling online, I love the euphoric dance aura as Nottingham soul singer Liam Bailey joined Brit bass commanding duo Chase & Status onstage at the festival this year to perform their collaborative No More Idols anthem, "Blind Faith" to the masses. I don't reaaally wish I was there, not being much of a mud and masses person, but if a tiny part of me, does the crowd emotion of this video might well be causing it.

See you at Wireless this weekend?

Chase & Status x Tinie Tempah - "Hitz" | Official Video

Production superduo Chase & Status link up with UK rapper of the moment Tinie Tempah aka the 1st UK rapper to go platinum in the United States for the official video for "Hitz" from Chase & Status' recently released album No More Idols. Watch the full video after the jump.

The original version of this song is one of my favourite cuts from the album alongside the Dizzee Rascal featuring "Heavy", but I can't really rock with the added chorus on the video version. Dope visuals though.

Chase & Status' album No More Idols is out now.

Asher Roth x DJ Wreckineyez - Radical Magical 3: UK Edition Podcast | Free Download

Asher Roth gives a royal nod to the British scene with "a homage to our homies across the pond who continue to make good music and have a good time," in the form of his latest Radical Magical 3 podcast: the UK Edition, a 41-minute blend featuring a selection of our homegrown talents including Yasmin, Devlin, Example, Chase & Status, Bluey Robinson, Wretch 32, Mr Hudson and the original Drake [I kid], Craig David.

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Chase & Status join Adele, Jessie J & more on iTunes Festival lineup @RoundhouseLDN | London Events

Chase & Status are the latest act to be announced for the iTunes Festival. They play London's Roundhouse on July 28th, having already performed at the iconic venue earlier this month. The festival sees 31 nights of gigs in the Roundhouse across the month, with 62 acts performing.

Chase & Status join the likes of Jessie J, AdeleLinkin ParkRumer, Duran Duran and (*gasps*The Wanted, all of whom have already been announced.

To apply for free tickets to the iTunes Festival visit

Weekly Wrap-Up: Nicki Minaj, Adele, Dionne Bromfield & Diggy Simmons

This week on SoulCulture, we released a Nicki Minaj-signed "Pink Friday" canvas, reviewed new albums from Adele and Chase & Status, went back to the classics with D'Angelo's Brown Sugar, got new music and videos from Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson, Lupe Fiasco, Chipmunk and much more.


Win a Nicki Minaj signed ‘Pink Friday’ canvas | SoulCulture Contest ● Now that the fan frenzy has somewhat subsided following Nicki MInaj‘s recent visits to London and Paris, we’ve pulled a signed artefact from the rubble for one lucky SoulCulture subscriber to win, courtesy of Island Records.

D’Angelo’s brother Luther Archer recalls writing for Brown Sugar LP | Return To The Classics Chris Williams explores the music and social history around D'Angelo's seminal 1995 album, Brown Sugar speaks to his brother, Luther Archer about writing for the album.

Adele – 21 | Album Review ● "Adele hasn’t lost her touch in creating memorable, anthemic pop choruses. Nowhere is this more evident than on the opening track and lead single ‘Rolling In The Deep." - Review by Aamir Yaqub

Chase and Status – No More Idols | Album Review ● "A name which has brought some credibility and an edge to popular music is the electro production outfit Chase and Status." - Review by Henry Yanney

Mac Miller: Pittsburgh Emcee Kicking Incredibly Dope Sh** Ayodele Adepoju introduces rising Pittsburg hip hop artist Mac Miller.

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Digest: New Lupe, MeLo-X x Adele, Chase&Status 'No More Idols' reviewed, win signed Nicki Minaj canvas

Having just ended the first month of 2011 with the highest views per day and month SoulCulture has ever experienced [woo ha!], forgive the extra pep in my step as I bring you the digest of SoulCulture updates for the last day of January - with a few treats leftover from the weekend.

Highlights of the day's speaker nourishment include our #MusicMonday exclusive download of MeLo-X's remix of Adele & Jamie XX's "Rolling Through The Deep," plus Swizz Beatz' meddlings with the sounds of Fela Kuti for his Monster Mondays giveaway and a brand new song from Lupe Fiasco.

More in-depth musical exploration can be found in our latest features on Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and revisiting D'Angelo's classic debut album, Brown Sugar, with his brother Luther Archer, who co-wrote two songs on the LP. Props to Ayodele and Chris for some great articles.

Our film geeks were also kept happy with news and trailers, such as The Sunset Limited featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, the announcement of the new Superman movie's lead actor and The First Avenger: Captain America star Chris Evans' cover story in Empire magazine.

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Chase & Status, Adele, Diddy-Dirty Money & Liam Bailey

This week on SoulCulture, Cheryl Cole and Kanye West received the remix treatment, with stunning reinterpretations of their songs from soul singer Adele and The Portland Cello Project Orchestra respectively; new music came from Chase & Status, The Streets and more, new music videos came from Liam Bailey, Nicki Minaj and The Floacist, SoulCulture partied with Diddy-Dirty Money and much, much more.


Diddy-Dirty Money London HMV instore x album launch (Jan 20) | Pics x VideoDiddy-Dirty Money hit London town last week as part of their European promotional tour – and of course a party was in order. SoulCulture were invited to attend the group’s intimate album listening session and captured footage and images.

Star Slinger: One of UK Hip Hop’s best kept secrets? ● "Originally from Nottingham, now residing in Manchester, Star Slinger is a Hip Hop producer who makes instrumental Hip Hop or “beats” as we would call them but that’s not even the half of it, he is arguably one of the best and most innovative new artists of 2010 and certainly 2011." - Profile by Ayodele Adepoju

Adele – 21 | Album Review ● "Adele hasn’t lost her touch in creating memorable, anthemic pop choruses. Nowhere is this more evident than on the opening track and lead single ‘Rolling In The Deep.’" - Review by Aamir Yaqub

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SC Digest 28.1.11: Lloyd Banks' Favourite Verse, Mixtape Awards Nominations, Preview Chase & Status LP

Catch our latest SoulCulture TV feature with Queens, NY emcee Lloyd Banks discussing his favourite verse to date, check out the full nominees for the UK's Official Mixtape Awards 2011 and press play on new music from the likes of Kidz In The Hall, Travis Barker, tabi Bonney and Lloyd - plus a preview of Chase & Status' new album, No More Idols - and more in our latest digest.

Lloyd Banks: My Favourite Verse
In the latest segment of SoulCulture TV’s My Favourite Verse series, G Unit rapper Lloyd Banks reveals his favourite verse as his infamous 2002 freestyle over Biggie Smalls’ “Victory.”

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Chase & Status - No More Idols | Album Preview (Snippets)

With a wide host of guest featured vocalists including Cee Lo Green, Tempa T, Clare Maguire, Tinie Tempah, Liam Bailey, Maverick Sabre, Plan B and Dizzee Rascal, bass thumping Brit production due Chase & Status unveil try-before-you-buy album previews for each track on their latest LP, No More Idols, out on January 31st [pre-order here]. Split into one minute snippets, listen to the LP below. Read more

Chase & Status x Cee Lo Green - “Brixton Briefcase” | New Music

Chase & Status and Cee Lo Green collide for this monster of an anthem from the production duo's sophomore album release No More Idols.
I can't find the words to describe how dope this song is (probably because I'm jumping around like a lunatic whilst typing this.. yep... I'm multitasking)

Just press play and turn up the volume already!

No More Idols is out on the 31st of January and also features Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Clare Mcguire, Tempa T and more.

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Chase & Status shine YouTube's Music Tuesday spotlight on UK talent [Video]

This YouTube Music Tuesday interview sees UK production duo Chase & Status discuss and showcase their favourite and most respected UK artists (and their videos) at the moment. They highlight London-based alternative rock band, The White Lies’ ‘Bigger Than Us’ and emerging Soul singer Liam Bailey who features on their latest single ‘Blind Faith’ as well as pin-pointing Maverick Sabre as “one to watch definitely” while showcasing Maverick’s new video for his forthcoming single, ‘Look What I’ve Done’. Read more

Weekly Wrap-Up: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Spiderman & Tinie Tempah

This week Drake's Light dreams & Nightmares tour landed in the UK, and you guys came to SoulCulture for the latest features, reviews and interviews from the Canadian rapper. You also headed to SoulCulture when Ed Sheeran caused a stir dropping his No. 5 Collaborations EP this week, Tinie Tempah got multiple BRIT nominations, Jay-Z and Kanye West went "H.A.M" and Nicki Minaj announced a visit to London. Read on for the top posts this week.


Drake meets Rio Ferdinand at Manchester United Trafford Training Ground | Photos ● Whilst on his his UK tour, Drake stopped by at Manchester United football squad’s training grounds this morning for a mini-tour of the building and meet several players including Young Money fan Rio Ferdinand.

Drake: Lightdreams & Nightmares @ O2 Apollo Manchester, UK (Jan 13) | Photos ● SoulCulture's creative director Versetti captures Drake's performance on-stage at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on the penultimate show of the Lightdreams & Nightmares UK tour.

Marsha Ambrosius’ ‘Far Away’ video shows “how much hate people have for PEOPLE period” Marsha Ambrosius speaks to SoulCulture about her emotive "Far Away" video, currently provoking some much-needed dialogue on bullying, oppression over personal lifestyle choices.

Drake: My Favourite Verse | SoulCulture.TV ● While spending time at Manchester Utd football grounds, Drake digs deep within his back-catalogue of lyrics [three mixtapes, one EP, one album and countless collaborations deep to date] to give SoulCulture.TV his Favourite Verse. Read more

Chase & Status ft Tinie Tempah - "Hitz" | New Music

Yesterday Chase & Status dropped into Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show and premiered this brand new smash from their forthcoming album No More Idols.
"Hitz" featuring UK's man of the moment Tinie Tempah who is making major moves globally following the success of his album Disc-Overy is no pop fodder despite it's title, rather it's a banger of a track that has us playing it at extremely loud levels this morning.



Chase & Status confirm Drake collaboration is on the way

In a recent interview with Ibiza Spotlight about their new album, No More Idols, 2011 plans and working with Jay-Z's Roc Nation roster, Saul Milton of UK dubstep/drum'n'bass production duo Chase & Status confirms a rumoured collaboration with Drake is definitely in the works...Read more