Counterstrike – Collaboration EP Part 4

Written by Chris Biggs

December 6, 2011 9:03 am

Counterstrike bring us the fourth chapter of the collaboration series on their own imprint ‘Counterstrike Recordings’. Previous releases have included dancefloor destroyers with heavyweight names such as Cooh, Receptor and DJ Hidden, and this latest offering doesn’t disappoint. The two tracks featuring German neuro master Current Value (Obsessive 3am Mix/Obsessive 4am Mix) are typical of the styles of both these well established artists – in-your-face, pounding, relentless Drum & Bass.

There’s nothing especially groundbreaking about these two tunes but fans of this genre will appreciate their no-nonsense darkness. Counterstrike & Nympho – ‘Midway’ is more of a rolling tune, with sharp bass stabs and intricate breaks guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

The stand out track on this EP is the collaboration with Syd Vischi (aka Hybris). A grumbling bassline sits behind what sounds like the world’s tightest snare drum. In fact I’m dying to hear this on a big soundsystem, one of those tracks you know is going to knock you back a foot or two when it drops.

An all-round solid release from South Africa’s finest pioneers of the dark!


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