Sri Lanka might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of house music, but this – the new single from 2SixEight – adds vocalist Iman C, a Sri Lankan model with over 20,000 followers. The result is a full-on house dancefloor attack, heavy on the drum and bass with an impressive lift and drop; it’s got some proper grind to it, Iman’s mantra-like vocal breathy and seductive over the sparse instrumentation. There’s an element of Beardyman’s ‘6 am (Ready To Write) to it, along with some of Breach’s ‘ Let’s Jack’ and maybe even a little Flat Eric in places – it’s catchy, but it’s also effortlessly cool.
2SixEight – a reference to the artist’s home number – plan to release some official remixes of the track too, in the coming months, but for now ‘Don’t Need Nobody’ is a killer dancefloor groove all of itself.
Review by Alex Holmes