Beta 2 takes a break from collaborations with fellow Irishmen Zero Tolerance and Calibre to flex his solo strengths on Nu Directions. “Milan” builds on choppy, offbeat breaks and warm atmospherics until a surprisingly pounding bassline drops in to move punters from the bar to the dancefloor. The flipside, “Miss U,” is rough and sexy as it supplies seductive vocals over low-end rumbling bass.