The Counterpoint Free Download series continues to make headway by exploring new sonic realms and pushing a sound of dissent from our usual bassline groove.
Almost 6 years have passed since original founding member Bassment released the After Eight EP – the very first Counterpoint Recordings release ever. Both he and the label have walked a long way together and are happy to release something different, which celebrates our Portuguese roots and intertwines them with deep Drum & Bass sonics.
Pushing through the restlessness of uncertainty is especially relevant when facing global change – very much like we are witnessing today. Madredeus is a Portuguese musical ensemble which built their whole sound around this concept, by facing modernism while projecting the local ethos. The combination of traditional melancholic elements, modern folk music and synthesizers, leveraged them a unique sound which is a metaphor for the evolution of Portugal between the late 70s and the early 00’.
Exercising our deep love, and constant cherish for the Portuguese cultural heritage, we are happy to present – ‘Madredeus – Tejo (Bassment DNB Refix). A reinterpretation of a traditional local sound which contrasts elements like Portuguese guitar and Folk singing, with the technocratic sound of deep Drum & Bass.
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.