The 2 & Only gets its name from the slowed down hip hop vocal sample laced in the tune, but the real essence of the tune comes from the infectious breakbeat which sounds like the beat from Blur's "Song 2" at the beginning and then morphs into a party rockin groover. During the first breakdown, the pair introduce a funky synth sample which pays homage to the synth sounds of old skool breaks and is teamed up with a growly bass line to fatten up the bottom end.
On the flip, Nick Thayer's remix starts off with a deep and sinister tone, starting off with a solo hi-hat, subtle synth work and a techy hook. The intro slowly bubbles up and breaks out into a highly energetic piece with a bassline that's easier on the ears, climbing sweeps and wicked percussion work. It's certainly a busier sounding tune than the original and is made for more energetic dancefloors. The vocal sample is cut up and reworked into the background so much so that it's unrecognisable from the original tune and to top it all off, Nick then lays down a synth melody of his own. Interesting!