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As summer settles in, and festival season goes into peak stage, we keep pushing the bar within our ‘Counter x Culture’ series. Following on a sequence of successful CXC releases which brought to light some of the most talented new producers within Drum & Bass, we now present one of the most serious contenders for breakthrough artist of the year. Hailing from the ever proliferate Belgian scene, Lavance reveals a breathtaking single with 2 unique tracks, which capture a wide range of influences, delivering a fresh super-sonic interpretation of our essential bassline groove.

With two Skankandbass releases under his belt, Lavance first caught our ears last year with a flow of very good music, which dwells into the deep sound in a very dancefloor-oriented way. Rated by UKF as one of the 19 Belgian Drum & Bass producers “you need to know”, he has been working very hard to live up to the hype and excelling at the task. As he starts to gather experience both in the studio and on the DJ booth, he is carving his unique highly energetic sonic imprint, which keeps surprising you in every bar.

Side A // Lavance – Suspect

‘Suspect’ kicks things off in a futuristic dystopian jungle background, as the array of intro sounds sets a dichotomy of sci-fi and organic atmospheres. The track evolves into a breath-taking drop which exploits heavy yet natural percussions and a lively and high impact bassline, to catch listeners off guard, and create and immense vibe on the dancefloor. With quality and creativity that can be paired with any benchmark roller, this track is stands out in any set for its uncompromised, non-generic approach. The second drop is the cherry on top, as the drum pattern switches causing a ravishing high kinetic energy force.


from CXC005 : Lavance - Suspect / Glaucus, released August 24, 2018


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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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