Flashing Lights (Chase & Status and Sub Focus song)

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"Flashing Lights"
Single by Chase & Status and Sub Focus featuring Takura
from the album No More Idols
Released 18 November 2011 (2011-11-18)
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre Dubstep
Length 4:11
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Chase & Status
  • Sub Focus
Chase & Status singles chronology
"Hitz"
(2011)
"Flashing Lights"
(2011)
"Big Man"
(2012)
Sub Focus chronology
"Splash"
(2010)
"Flashing Lights"
(2011)
"Falling Down"
(2012)

"Flashing Lights" is a single performed by British drum and bass duo Chase & Status, featuring production from fellow producer and label mate Sub Focus and vocals from Takura Tendayi. The single was released as a digital download on 18 November 2011 and serves as the seventh overall, fifth official, and final single from Chase & Status' second studio album, No More Idols.

Takura Tendayi had previously collaborated with both Chase & Status and Sub Focus, appearing on their respective debut albums More Than Alot and Sub Focus. He provided vocals for "Can't Get Enough", "Streetlife", "Running" and "Is It Worth It" by Chase and Status, as well as "World of Hurt" and "Coming Closer" by Sub Focus. He is also the vocalist in "No Problem", the opening track of No More Idols. "Flashing Lights" was Takura's first official single.

A music video to accompany the release of "Flashing Lights", directed by Ben Newman, was first released onto YouTube on 18 November 2011, at a total length of four minutes and thirty-four seconds.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Flashing Lights" (featuring Takura) (Radio Edit) 3:06
2. "Flashing Lights" (featuring Takura) (S.P.Y Remix) 5:00
3. "Brixton Briefcase" (featuring Cee Lo Green & D Double E) (VIP Mix) 4:22
4. "Brixton Briefcase" (featuring Cee Lo Green) (VIP Dub Mix) 4:22

12" vinyl[edit]

RAM Records had released the S.P.Y remix on limited edition 12" picture disc vinyls on 21 April 2011 to celebrate Record Store Day.[2]

No. Title Length
1. "Flashing Lights" (featuring Takura) (S.P.Y Remix) 5:00

Remixes[edit]

In 2012, remixes by dubstep duo KillSonik and rapper Mac Miller were released as a Beatport-exclusive and a free download, respectively.[3][4]

  • "Flashing Lights" (featuring Takura) (KillSonik Remix) – 4:41
  • "Flashing Lights" (featuring Takura) (Mac Miller Remix) – 2:53

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 74
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[6] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 98

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 18 November 2011[8] Digital download Mercury Records
21 April 2011[9] 12" vinyl Ram Records

References[edit]

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