CI013 - Cycom / Dissident - Coupe d'Etat LP (Part One of Four) (SALE ON VINYL)

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    Limited edition 12" vinyl record of Coupe D'Etat part 1.
    Pressed on 180-gram vinyl with full artwork labels and a sassy stickered sleeve.

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Counter Intelligence presents the next installment of left field drum & bass in the form of the label’s second album, available separately as four vinyl singles and collected in different editions with bonus items like digital downloads and even a limited edition handmade Counter Intelligence headphone bag, that's also used by several of our artists.

Entitled Coupe D’état, the title captures the meaning and intention covered by the music and artists involved in this display of the versatile sound that Counter Intelligence has come to be known for since the inception in late 2004. The label’s back catalog already comprises timeless music by Resound, Paradox, Macc, Beta 2, Alpha Omega, Pieter K, Martsman, Dissident, Equinox and Fracture & Neptune amongst others.

LP Side One.

A1 – Cycom – Control
(Time: 07:22 - Key: 7A-11A / Dm-F#m - Tempo: 175 bpm)

Germany’s Cycom is one seriously talented artist that has been around for years, just under the big guys’ radar.
Breaking through on Simon V’s Santorin label in 2000 and working on the netlabel Plain Audio, Cycom’s style has its focus on the breaks and the bass.
'Control' is the opening track on this LP, sporting a heavy-rolling beat layered over a sub bass so low you won’t know what hit you. After the breakdown stabs & FX enter the fray, and Cycom makes the rolling beat skitter and jump with delicate edits. A flute sample and vocals round off this heavy-hitter!

A2 – Cycom – Brain Damage
(Time: 06:54 - Key: 2A / Ebm - Tempo: 170 bpm)

Flip the record over for a plunge back into deep and eerie ’98-style drum & bass.
‘Brain Damage’ is a stepper with classic ‘Headz / Source Direct string sounds, given extra depth by sound FX, break switches, vox and a 98 reminiscent sub bass. A brooding atmosphere, rising strings and a step pattern bass flesh out this dark atmospheric gem.

LP Side Two.

B1 – Dissident – Such A Real World!
(Time: 06:48 - Key: 7A / Dm - Tempo: 170 bpm)

Next up we have St. Petersburg-based Dissident, our pride for 2013 (and has been since 2007's CI008), who shows everyone how a proper amen masterpiece should sound. ‘Such A Real World!’ is dystopian, rough, both deep and menacing (yes that many adjectives). Its precise militant beats, heavily edited with FX and glitches, show you that Stan is the man! Amen!

B2 – Dissident – Levitation Flight
(Time: 07:16 - Key: 2A / Ebm - Tempo: 170 bpm)

On the flipside we present you a retro-futuristic synthesizer workout called ‘Levitation Flight’.
Rescued from the gamma vaults, this tune has got our attention for years now and it still stands out.
A rolling break, a percussive and stabbing bass, swirling pad sounds and retro sound FX straight from an intergalactic gaming console command you to attention with the help of the percussive edits kicking in after a while: All elements combine to deliver a top class dance floor smasher. Further edits on the beats, rising synths and a bittersweet melody round the tune off nicely.

DJ support:
Alley Cat, Amon Tobin, ASC, Bailey, Breakage, Brett Offshore, Bop, Code, dBridge, Dissident, DJ Trax, Equinox, ESB, Fanu, Fractional, Fracture & Neptune, Gvozd & Zemine, Icicle & Switch, Implex, Instra:Mental, Jason oS, Martsman, Nucleus, Paul Reset, Resound, Selector Moldy, Senses, Stunna, Sub, Rosco and John Doe.

Are you playing this out loud too? Let us KNOW!


released June 25, 2013

Mastered by Robert Macciochi.
Artwork & design by franje design:
Manufactured in the European Union by Record Industry.

Distributed by Counter Intelligence & The Long Tail
Counter Intelligence Recordings is part of the Off Centre Music Group
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Counter Intelligence Tilburg, Netherlands

Counter Intelligence is based out of Tilburg - the Netherlands.

We are breakbeat-oriented with influences ranging from atmospherics to electro, ragga to techno. All keeping the dance floor in mind but not avoiding experimentation.

We aim to bring musical diversity back into drum&bass and found inspiration in groundbreaking labels like Certificate 18, Droppin' Science, Partisan and Reinforced.
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