[CI002] Macc - Drum Day (Beta 2 RMX) / Polska - Hexplore | FULL RELEASE 25/07

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    COUNTER INTELLIGENCE
    CI002 - MACC & POLSKA


    PROMO RELEASE DATE : 22/06/05
    FULL RELEASE DATE: 25/07/05


    Only onto its 2nd release, and already there is a buzz around new drum n bass label Counter Intelligence. Taking its inspiration from vintage d+b labels like Partisan, Droppin Science and Reinforced - and its cue from the new wave of quality musical science being dropped by labels such as Bassbin, Inperspective and Offshore - Counter Intelligence is all about locating and exploring that perfect d+b g-spot: where musicality and rollin beats go hand-in-hand...

    And who better to represent on our 2nd release than the combined work of three of d+b's hottest new kids on the block, all of whom have LP projects due to drop later in the year? Here Beta 2 remixes Macc on Drum Day while Polska comes with Hexplore. That’s three artists who cover a whole lot of ground between them sharing one 12”… yes, it can be done! Because we think, when it comes to drum n bass: why choose beats over music… or music over beats - when you can have both?

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    Side C. Macc – Drum Day (Beta 2 Remix) - click to hear

    Best known to date as 'that' drum n bass producer i.e. the guy who also represents live on the drums, Macc is a young and supremely talented beats producer out of London. When not kicking up a storm on his drum kit as part of his awesome live PA, he can be found dicing breaks with dexterity and focus.
    Even better, Beta 2 steps up to the plate for the remix. One of the current golden boys at Metalheadz HQ (and what better recommendation than that?), Beta 2 is on his usual trademark break-heavy, string-laden style here. Taking the rolling drums of Macc’s original Drum Day, he flips the script and heads for open country. Bristling with energy, this one is all about the tight drops, and about rubbing up a gently plucked guitar against the rudeness of a simple 3-note riff. But as ever, a classic, lush Beta 2 breakdown reminds us that with him, it’s always music first.

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    Side I. Polska – Hexplore - click to hear

    Finally starting to get the attention he deserves, the talents of the one known as Polska have remained largely un-mined until now… but all the while, his widescreen, cinematic vision of drum n bass has only deepened in intensity and musicality. With a long, moody ambient opener, heavy with a sense of expectation, Hexplore demonstrates Polska’s ability to glide between shades of light and dark with style – and to make it feel utterly natural as we go with him… The initial drama of the intro peels back to reveal the track in all its true wide-eyed wonder – as a roller. A skilfully focussed and driving beat workout follows, its linear flow and upbeat vibe offset by the deft percussive cuts and by the throbbing subs underneath… all combining to demonstrate that there is a powerful new presence in the Force of Paradox-school rhythm science… and its name is Polska!

    DJ support Alley Cat, Bailey, Bassface Sascha, Beta 2 & Zero Tolerance, Breakage, ESB, Equinox, Fracture & Neptune, John Doe, Naphta, Outrage, Paul Reset, Polska, Rohan, Senses, Utah Jazz, Mayhem - Shadowlaw amongst others

    - make the speakers pound the future sound of the underground -

    Distributed by SRD
    Counter Intelligence Recordings
    http://www.counterintelligence.nl

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    just sent out the first CI newsletter as well, if you havent subscribed yet go to www.counterintelligence.nl and leave your e-mail.

    aside from the latest news you'll get the chance to win prizes in competitions.
     
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    a gentle bump for those who might have missed this first time around
     
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    got a very good review in this month's Knowledge Mag too.
    because of this CI002 is getting an extra promotional push this and next week!
    serious pressure! if you missed this one or havent gotten it....this is your chance.