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+2DB

CLEO (Malaysia) - - PRESS PLAY -

Meet Jean­nie Lee and Jo Ann, two girls who drive each other a good kind of crazy. They’re also pretty rad elec­tronic dee­jays who make up +2dB. They’ve per­formed at Ur­ban­scapes 2012 and Fu­ture Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Asia 2013, and get in­spi­ra­tion from a range of artistes in­clud­ing Grimes, James Blake and Kid Cudi.

Why the name +2dB?

We couldn’t go with “Jean­nie Lee and Jo Ann” be­cause it’s quite lame so we came up with a few op­tions and tossed the idea around with some friends. Ma­jor­ity picked +2dB be­cause it looked and sounded elec­tron­i­cally re­lated. The “+” is not sup­posed to be pro­nounced and has no re­la­tion to the deci­bels of our sounds. Al­though we’ve heard that tech­ni­cally, an in­crease of 2dB to au­dio is clearly no­tice­able to the hu­man ear.

What can we ex­pect from you?

We’re tak­ing the long­est time to put out an EP but hope­fully that will drop by the end of this year. And more col­lab­o­ra­tions, more shows, bet­ter sounds.

Do you know what a “cronut” is?

It’s a cross be­tween a crois­sant and a donut. Like a ze­donk, or a zon­key. Ze­bra? Don­key? Which lo­cal artiste do you want to work with? We love the ge­nius be­hind Like Sil­ver. Ter­ri­bly un­der­rated! We’ve played a cou­ple of shows with them. They’re re­ally, re­ally good.

Name three songs you’re jam­ming to.

“Holy Grail” by Jay-Z and Justin Tim­ber­lake, the Maths Time Joy remix of “Burn” by El­lie Gould­ing, and “Bed­time Sto­ries” by Break­bot and Ir­fane.

What will you name your first al­bum?

We’re plan­ning to go with “+” for our EP, see­ing that there’s a hi­lar­i­ous con­fu­sion about it be­ing in our band name.

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