Counterstrike – Saw the Future EP [Algorythm

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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.

ALGO029 –
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.

BUY HERE – Beatport/Bandcamp

Connect with Counterstrike – Official Website /SoundCloud/Facebook/Spotify

Connect with Merikan – 
Beatport/SoundCloud/Facebook

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A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.

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