Animal Chin and 500 Mills compose Counterstrike out of Cape Town, South Africa. Known for slaying beasts for well over a decade-and-a-half, the duo has made appearances on drum ‘n bass’ most notorious labels without any sign of slowing down, in addition to bringing rampant destruction to their own label, Algorythm Recordings. The 29th release sees the two coming forth with the Saw The Future EP.
Well-known to tear-out style the Saw the Future EP does not disappoint.
A. Saw The Future
B. Merk (ft. Merikan)
C. Turn Them Into Dust
D. Complete Darkness
Saw the Future lays down a deep sub as the weak get to rest for a moment on the reece build. Saw the Future carries a dancefloor-arena vibe with it, capable of smashing the most versatile of venues – from smaller events to Let it Roll. There’s a hint.
Merk brings out a collaboration with Italian drum ‘n bass phenomenon, Merikan. Techno-laced atmospheres pound. No surprise here as Merikan has smashed all boundaries on labels like Black Sun Empire’s Blackout Music, doing the remix duties for Pythius, collaboration on Eatbrain with Redpill, C4C Limited, and even a brutal mix for the notorious Therapy Sessions. A stormer of epic proportions, the build gives hint to what’s to come – and is impressive. Hook switch-ups, big neuro bass, and straight floor-skanking fury. You’ll be dancing to this one, no doubt.
Turn Them Into Dust definitely has that Position Chrome vibe attached to it. It’s as if we’ve jumped across the globe to Europe somewhere, had a party with Panacea, Cooh and The Sect, and then Counterstrike made this techno-laced steppy number. Full of bass and sounds to launch the rocket, we’re heading to the Moon.
Complete Darkness comes correct with Counterstrike’s ‘trademark’ filtered intro, and forward-smashing builds into tear-out armageddon. Blitzkrieg-like fx and neuro squelches fill the void as the drums pummel the listener into an unforgettable oblivion, laced by reece bass. The second drop seems to eat steroids as the bass drops. Panacea fans will eat this one up.