- Break The Walls EP
|A||Break the Walls|
|AA||Love the Music|
For the drum and bass cognoscenti, the 2DB name is synonymous with
cutting-edge production skills combined with an old skool mentality.
Through releases like “Original Soundsystem Style”, “Swerve”, and
their recent monster contribution to the “Crossfire EP”, “Virus”, this
production team have carved out a niche bringing the sounds of the
nineties into the present day.
This new EP is scientifically engineered to represent all facets of
what 2DB do. First up, “Break the Walls” does exactly what the title
suggests. It smashes through the boundaries between styles to deliver
a fusion of tech and liquid, hard and melodic, which perfectly
reflects the anything-goes-if-it-makes-you-dance philosophy of the
early rave era.
Next up we have “Selecta” which anyone who knows their late-nineties
D&B will fall in love with instantly. To many people, this era of dark
pads, sweeping basslines and heavy beats was when dancefloor drum
and bass was at its apex. 2DB have taken those elements and worked their
alchemy to bring them right up to date.
“Surrender” takes things down a notch with a half-speed intro which
showcases a soaring vocal riff. Then, to keep the energy of this
hands-in-the-air euphoric sound going, 2DB build things up, weaving,
in some soulful house vibes before dropping into brock out mode.
Finally, “Love the Music” ties the EP together with an uplifting,
soft-focus, strings and piano melody to makes the listener float away
on a cloud of sound. This tune encapsulates the escapism of rave
culture, and is guaranteed to hit straight to the heart of any true
So, 2DB are carrying on their education of the masses into the roots
of drum and bass. This EP, both in the rave and on the radio, is
guaranteed to connect with all true junglists and convert many more to
1. Break the Walls
4. Love the Music