Highly Googleable name: check. LA boy/girl duo: check. A background in de rigueur genres such as Chicago footwork with frequent nods to UK bass music and West African electro styles: check. A deft and attentive approach to the cut and paste, stylistically twisted, everything-goes sampling technique of the YouTube generation that defines some of the greatest music about at the moment: check, check, and check. Nguzunguzu really do have it all. And, as latest EP Warm Pulse proves, they've got some real decent tunes too.

The schizophrenic musical approach taken by Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda is informed by a plethora of influences – influences they proudly wear on their collective sleeve in the form of mixes and mixtapes that are dotted around the Internet. An official release of one, 2011's Perfect Lullaby, served as a pitch-perfect introduction to the Nguzunguzu ethos, chopping up R&B with Angolan Zouk, and blending everything into semi-recognisable dance music forms. That Maroof moonlights as M.I.A's tour DJ should come as no surprise.

A recent half hour mix for FACT crammed in cuts from the expected (selections from the Night Slugs catalogue; a deluge of remixes from footwork operatives) to the slightly off-script (the Art of Noise's 'Moments In Love'; an appearance from Rihanna). A track from grime figurehead Wiley is telling, as his Eskiboy sound from the turn of the century is referenced at more than one point on Warm Pulse. Indeed, the opening title track blends the style's industrial 808 claps and distorted kicks with the rapid-fire hi-hat rhythms of footwork and its kin, throwing a little of Wiley's characteristically icy synth melodies in for good measure.

Warm Pulse seems a very British sounding production in general; the growing and mutating bass scene over here a fertile ground for innovation – something the more canny producers stateside are beginning to pick up on.

That said, there's more than a lingering influence of southern crunk on 'Smoke Alarm' – at least the strain that was made popular by Lil Jon and the like – with syrupy-slow tempos and a high, whistling lead line giving way to more rattling juke.

'Delirium' rings with a similar tone to A$AP Rocky's trap rap classic 'Peso', scattering in a million directions come the beat drop, while 'Drop Cage' is edgy and unsettled, hopping around from foot to foot like an impatient child.

The brooding piano loop of closer 'No Longer', paired with cut up vocals and scattergun percussion twisting itself around the beat, ends things on an ominous note, proving Warm Pulse to be a fitting companion for last year's equally strong Timesup EP.