2DB have been honing their free-wheeling, rough-edged brand of dancefloor drum and bass throughout the noughties, and now they’ve cemented their position among the elite with a string of releases on Technique Recordings.

The first track of their latest release, out now, goes by the name of “Amiga Man”, a reference which is so old skool that it’s almost a history lesson. As you’d expect, 2DB have taken the bleeps and chirps of the eponymous computer and twisted them into layers of pulsating drum and bass synthesis. With driving¬†riffs that mirror the ubiquitous dubstep wobble without falling into clich√©, this is guaranteed to hit hard in any dance.

On the AA side we have “Happy Days”, a tune calculated to get everyone’s backs off the wall. 2DB construct subtle layers of percussion and a floating, euphoric chord progression that keeps the momentum building throughout the track with no let-up. Coupled with a high-energy vocal sample, and house-influenced synth-piano textures, this one is a scientifically designed floor-filler.

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