Always Think Negative / Hill

by Nemy

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Hill 04:31


Back after a short summer break, Counterpoint returns for a relentless release series for the rest of 2020. For our 21st output we welcome Serbian talent Nemy into our label roster and as part of our core artist team.

Having first sparked an interest in breakbeat electronic music from contact with names like Noisia and Prodigy, Nemanja Braković decided to create the “Nemy” project to output his own distinct music. Combining his love for Drum & Bass with an SAE education gave him the tools he needed to create his own “deep” and “tech” influenced sound.

So far he’s been riding a shiny road to success, managing to put several releases under his belt from labels like Program, Skankandbass, Delta 9, Fokuz, Sine Series, Terra Firma or Locked Concept, and securing support from names like Alix Perez, Enei or Lockjaw.

This 2 track single is his introduction to Counterpoint and delivers on his premise of creating uncompromised, unorthodox and deep sounds.

Side A // Nemy - Always Think Negative

Combining good deep-techy Drum & Bass with creative forward thinking approaches is a lot of what Counterpoint is about. With “Always Think Negative” Nemy makes the perfect debut to the label as he merges his love for sound design with our trademark Bassline Groove.

From the futuristic dystopian intro, the track builds up and unleashes a horde of deep and dark elements which takes the listeners on a rollercoaster of emotions. As it progresses, it reinvents itself bar after bar and as it breaks conventions and expectations, it keeps gifting us more every time with an assortment of unexpected half-bar switches.

A track that is a clear expression of what the Nemy sound is about and what it is bound to achieve.

Side B // Nemy - Hill

“Hill” brings the perfect balance to this 2 track single as it clearly conveys a feel of unity from the technical production standpoint, whilst taking listeners on a completely different vibe. Many sonic scapes come to mind, but for us it is best be described as Nemy’s interpretation of the Bristol sound.

Although both tracks share this initial feeling of some unearthly setting, “Hill” evolves into a very different place leaving the darkness behind and delivering balanced doses of swing, tech, and funk while maintaining its minimal aesthetic.

Another benchmark of the production skills we can expect from the Serbian talent and which will feature on our catalogue again in 2021.


released October 9, 2020

Artwork: Thkgrfk
Mastering: Ten Eight Seven Mastering


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Counterpoint (XX13) is a Portuguese independent Drum & Bass Agency & Music Label.
Our experience has led us to develop an introspective approach to the sound of Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, and all the 160+ BPM Bass Music.

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