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Artists: Lavance (feat. Scepticz & Klinical)
Catalogue Number: COUNTERPOINT015
Release Date: 29/04/2019

Counterpoint (since 2013) is a Drum & Bass label and collective from Porto, Portugal. Our focus on the deep sound has led us to develop an introspective and intimate approach to the sound of Drum & Bass, and all 160+ BPM Bass Music.

Last August, we mentioned Laurens Vanbrabant (Lavance) as “one of the most serious contenders for breakthrough artist of the year”. His single – Suspect/Glaucus through Counter X Culture (CXC) was a huge success, and proved our predictions correct. He now returns to the label as the first artist to graduate from our up & coming release series – CXC - to our official main output.

His array of styles, flexible creative mind, and relentless work ethic is in full display throughout his new Totem EP. Travelling through styles, while ignoring conventions, he worked through the past year to deliver four tracks which display the full range of his sound. And this hasn’t been a one-man job, as the EP features collaborations with two artist who have been delivering some great music in the last couple of months – Scepticz and Klinical.

Totem has all the ingredients to be one of our standout releases of the year, having all being inflicting damage on dancefloors worldwide.

Lavance – Totem

The EP starts off with the title track – “Totem”. Picking up exactly where Glaucus left off, Lavance enters into exploratory territory yet again, with another bold track. Drifting aside from conventions, it mixes and blends styles and techniques, which result in an avant-gard percurssion madness, which performs outside all norms. As it progresses into the second half, it starts to deconstruct into more minimal territory, and showcasing a rolling razor-sharp production. If you´re looking for an original aesthetic, you should sign right here.

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from Totem EP, released April 29, 2019

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Counterpoint Recordings Porto, Portugal

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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