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Drum & Bass duo tease 'Rituals' EP

New Zealand Drum & Bass duo, The Upbeats, gear up for a new five-tracker, 'Rituals,' coming on May 19 via Black Sun Empire's Blackout imprint.

Having released on a number of coveted imprints since releasing their debut on New Zealand’s Loop Recordings back in 2004 including Bad Taste and their Primitive Technique album on Noisia's Vision Recordings, The Upbeats have carved out a glowing reputation for keeping their music strictly authentic and their latest EP perhaps serves as some of their most pertinent work to date.

'Rituals' is an intricate offering, complete with copious techie-fueled baselines and ferocious rhythms, displaying The Upbeats' versatility and bold approach to production. 

DJ Mag has the exclusive stream for dancefloor heater, "Def Crescent," a rich homage to sophisticated DnB. Stream it below.