The St. Petersburg-based duo known as Theoretical come correct with a monster tech-driven stepper for the Citate Forms family and Bassrush has an exclusive first glimpse.

While “Aught” on the a-side hits in all the right places, it’s this monster throwback to the glory days of tech step, “Animal Instinct,” that really has us moving. Centered on a straightforward crisp beat, the hypnotic groove at the core keeps the energy bubbling as the sci-fi atmospheres swirl around a ragga-vocal and lion roar that conjures up OG Ed Rush, Optical and Matrix vibes.

While the full release doesn’t hit the airwaves until Monday, September 6, we’re stoked to be able to offer your ears a little taste of this juicy cut before it formally drops. So check the heat below, lock in your preorder here, and ride the vibe all weekend long.