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AnD - We Don't Belong Here EP
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Sixth EP We Don't Belong Here from the British duo AnD (Andrew Bowen and Dimitri Poumplidis) further refines their thumping melodic Techno template. They really know how to thoroughly wallop a bass drum, as demonstrated on tracks like 001 from their AnD001 EP and TRAX 2 from Closing Trax EP. Last year's AnD003 EP indicated clear development in their production with a finer balance of melody alongside the familiar intense kick – Prophecy in particular was a highlight.

This new EP though is a considerable leap forward in terms of overall quality. While the BPM remains high (>140) the pulverising bass drum has been tamed slightly and emotive synth lines introduced. Second track Don't is a prime example of this new dynamic, although all four bangers truly deliver peak time adrenalin. And note: We Don't Belong Here isn't just top-notch DJ material, it's also bona fide headphone listening material.

  • Rating: 9/10
  • Listens: 14
  • Highlight: Don't
  • Label: AnD
  • Release Date: 25th March 2019
AnD - We Don't Belong Here EP