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Tempa Allstars Vol. 7

Complex have premiered the lead track from the seventh volume — and the first since 2010 — of Tempa's Allstars series.

'Push Back', by Wen, is weaponised voyage through haunted grime atmospheres and deftly swung percussion.

Tempa Allstars Vol. 7 will be released digitally and on 2 x 12" on September 22


 

Skeptical - Echo Dub (Premiere)

Mixmag have premiered Skeptical's debut Tempa release 'Echo Dub'

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Available now on iTunes


   

Truth - How Strange (feat. Bijou)

Available now on 12" from Boomkat and digital from iTunes and all other good record stores.

‘How Strange’ is a supremely unsettling yet inviting listen, with half-sung, half whispered vocals from Bijou slinking through the gloom, while all around sub-bass and lashings of peripheral sound distort your perception of space and time. Where the title track is built for sinking deep into, ‘Justify’ (feat. Taso) takes a similar set of elements and scorches you with its piledriving momentum, bounding forward atop an irresistible dancefloor skank. And the translucent textures of ‘Yesterdays’ frost like breath on a freezing cold morning, paired with rhythmic patter that arrives in fits and starts, forming a resonant and soulful end to the EP.

 


   

Wen & Parris - Caught/Collide

Available now on iTunes: http://po.st/tempa091 and on 12" from Boomkat

Shifting away from the harder angles and subtle garage flex of Wen’s album, both ‘Caught’ and ‘Collide’ – which are regulars in the record bag of DJs such as Youngsta – heighten the atmosphere to near breaking extent. ‘Caught’ is all abrupt percussive tics, flickering melodies and snippets of voice that cut through the air, while the rhythms underneath reshape themselves in real-time, switching from grime’s staccato bass blasts to sinuous, sidewinding grooves. ‘Collide’ is even more exquisitely fluid, with its drums and distant melodies swimming though a backdrop that’s somehow monolithic and tantalisingly fragile at once.


   


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