Counterstrike (drum and bass group)

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Counterstrike
Origin Prague, London
Genres Drum & Bass , Dubstep
Years active 1998–present
Labels Algorythm Recordings
Barcode Recordings
Human Imprint
Moving Shadow
Prspct Recordings
Associated acts Animal Chin, 500 Mills
Metalgear
Website algorythmrecordings.com
Members Justin Scholtemeyer
Eaton Crous

Counterstrike is a drum and bass music producer duo from Cape Town consisting of Justin Scholtemeyer and Eaton Crous.[1] They are considered to be one of the pioneers of the South African drum 'n bass scene.[by whom?] Counterstrike are known for their composition of raw, high-energy sound inspired by Metal, Techno and early Techstep.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Counterstrike also known as Animal Chin and 500 Mills, have been active drum & bass DJs and producers since the mid-1990s.[2] Collectively producing since 1998, the duo drew attention for their releases on various high profile labels such as Rob Playford's Moving Shadow, Dieselboy's Human Imprint, Barcode Recordings and Dylan's Obscene.

Algorythm Recordings, their own imprint, was re-launched in 2005 and includes releases from artists such as Current Value, Limewax, SPL and T.Z.A.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2001: Pressure / Questions (featuring Tasha) on Allied Recordings
  • 2003: Doom Prophet / Damaged on Core Productions
  • 2003: Candy Flip / Existenz on Invader
  • 2003: Monster Munch / Tortured Soul on Outbreak Limited
  • 2003: Synergy / End of Line on Cell Recordings
  • 2003: Metalgear (aka Counterstrike) & Impact - Evil Eye / Broken Crystal on Dynamic Recordings
  • 2003: Stickfight / Metal Gear on Leet Recordings
  • 2004: Sentinel / IO on Drop On Request
  • 2004: V / Misfit on Cell Recordings
  • 2004: Africanism / Bloodline on Outbreak Limited
  • 2004: Never Enough (feat. Soma) / Aeons (feat. Drop Bass) on Revolution Recordings
  • 2004: Spinal Tap (feat. Impact) / Diablo (feat. Psyke & Manta) on Cell Recordings
  • 2004: Pierced on Revolution Recordings
  • 2005: Killswitch / Enemy on Algorythm Recordings
  • 2005: Ghost / Nemesis (feat. Sunchase & Tasha) on Revolution Recordings
  • 2005: Bodybag / Mutilation on Obscene
  • 2005: Deathstar / Truth on Algorythm Recordings
  • 2005: Everchanging on Revolution Recordings
  • 2006: White Light [3] on Evol Intent Recordings
  • 2006: The Power to Distort / Motherfucking Skulls (with Eye-D) on PRSPCT Recordings
  • 2006: Revelation on Ohm Resistance
  • 2006: Snuff / Timewarp on Algorythm Recordings
  • 2006: Counterstrike & Genr8 - Grey Matter on Evol Intent Recordings
  • 2006: Triggerhappy on Guerilla Recordings
  • 2007: Counterstrike & Mumblz - Sickness & Suffering on Future Sickness
  • 2007: Counterstrike & Eye-D - The Grind on Prspct Recordings

EPs[edit]

  • 2005: Counterstrike – Phantasm / Merciless / Zulu Warrior / Zaire on Moving Shadow X [4]
  • 2005: Counterstrike – From Beyond The Grave EP feat. SPL, Limewax, T.Z.A on Algorythm Recordings

Albums[edit]

  • 2004: Counterstrike - Can't Let Go - Biolological Warfare LP on Outbreak
  • 2005: Counterstrike - Gateway - Us Against The World LP on Barcode Recordings[5]
  • 2008: Counterstrike - Insubordination LP on Algorythm Recordings

Remixes[edit]

  • 2000: Krushed & Sorted - King Of The Swingers (Animal Chin RMX) on African Dope
  • 2003: Counterstrike - Candy Flip (Monkey & Large RMX) / Dimension Intrusion on Invader
  • 2003: Counterstrike - V (Resonant Evil RMX) / Synergy (Raiden RMX) on Cell Recordings
  • 2004: Counterstrike - Doom Prophet VIP / Damaged (Magna Karta RMX) on Core Productions
  • 2004: Su3ject - Rage (Counterstrike Remix) on Trickdisk
  • 2004: Muffler - Wreck (Counterstrike Remix) on Disturbed
  • 2006: KC - Extreme Steel (Counterstrike Arena Remix) [6] on Human Imprint
  • 2007: DJ G-I-S - Inner Demons (Counterstrike Remix) on Intransigent
  • 2008: Counterstrike & Mumblz - Sickness & Suffering (Donny Remix) on Future Sicness
  • Counterstrike Vs. Josh Wink - I'm Ready VIP

CDs[edit]

  • 2005: Various Artists - Us Against The World on Barcode Recordings
  • 2005: Counterstrike - From Beyond The Grave on Algorythm Recordings [7]
  • 2008: Various Artists - Substance D on Human Imprint
  • 2008: Counterstrike - Insubordination on Algorythm Recordings [8]

Featured Compilations[edit]

  • 2001: Various Artists - Biogenesis mix CD on Algorythm Recordings
  • 2001: Krushed & Sorted - Acid Made Me Do It on African Dope
  • 2004: Counterstrike - Drum 'n Bass Singles 2002-2004 CD on Algorythm Recordings
  • 2004: Various Artists - Biological Warfare CD mixed By Resonant Evil on Outbreak Recordings [9]
  • 2004: Various Artists - CD mixed by Temper D on Cell Recordings [10]
  • 2005: Various Artists – Kmag51 - Mixed By Rawkiss on Knowledge Magazine [11]
  • 2005: Various Artists - First Contact - Mixed By Audio on Invader Recordings [12]
  • 2005: Various Artists - Us Against The World - Mixed by Evol Intent on Barcode Recordings
  • 2006: Various Artists – Kmag60 - Mixed By SPL & Limewax on Knowledge Magazine [13]
  • 2007: Various Artists - 66 Minutes Of Sickness - Mixed By Panacea on Resident Magazine [14]
  • 2007: Various Artists - Kmag70 - Mixed By Manifest on Knowledge Magazine [15]
  • 2008: Timewarp VIP, N/V/D (Counterstrike Zentraedi Remix) - Mixed By Dieselboy on Substance D

Tours[edit]

Apart from their busy production schedule Counterstrike still find the time to regularly tour within Europe, playing at events and clubs such as Therapy Sessions,[16] Respect (LA), Kings Of The Jungle, Homegrown (Cape Town), and Renegade Hardware at The End (London).

Counterstrike have performed in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine,[17] and the United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records "Counterstrike Biography", IMO Records, London, 25 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Counterstrike - Interview for dnbarena.ee". dnbarena.ee. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ "White Light on dnbradio". dnbradio.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Moving Shadow EP MSXEP038". Rolldabeats. 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Us Against The World LP". Rolldabeats. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Counterstrike - KC Remix". rolldabeats. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  7. ^ "From Beyond The Grave CD". Algorythm Recordings. 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Insubordination, DOA". Dogs On Acid. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Cell Recordings Volume 1 CD". Rolldabeats. 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Biological Warfare CD". Rolldabeats. 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Kmag51 mixed by Rawkiss". Rolldabeats. 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  12. ^ "First Contact CD". Rolldabeats. 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  13. ^ "Kmag60 mixed by SPL & Limewax". Rolldabeats. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  14. ^ "66 Minutes of Sicness – Resident Magazine". Rolldabeats. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  15. ^ "Kmag70 mixed by Manifest". Rolldabeats. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  16. ^ "Counterstrike Live in Russia". dnbarena.ru. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  17. ^ "Counterstrike Live in Ukraine". dnb.in.ua. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 

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