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Gamma Ray Burst
TEMPA 112D
02 Dec 16
Bass
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Gamma Ray Burst - (6:34) 85 BPM
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Ground Zero - (6:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alpha Decay - (5:42) 63 BPM
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Phase Two - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Ascent - (6:35) 64 BPM
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Distant Resonance - (6:28) 63 BPM
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Played by: Ebb, Sensei
Gamma Ray Burst
800071 005009
04 Nov 16
Techno
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Gamma Ray Burst - (6:34) 85 BPM
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Played by: Denham Audio
Review: Rising to prominence with a release on Horizontal Ground back in 2010, Alex Coulton has since put out material on Livity's offshoot and a brace of material on Tempa. Putting out material on those labels coincides with a shift in his productions, audible on this release. "Ground Zero" resounds to gut-busting bass and a series of tense drops, while "Alpha Decay" sees the Manchester producer deliver loose rhythms and filtered, skeletal percussion. There is some return to the straighter techno that Coulton was originally associated with on the title track and the cool, detached bleeps of "Phase Two", but overall, this release marks a further venture into the abstract for this talented young artist.
Split Minds/Redshift
TEMPA 111D
14 Oct 16
Deep Dubstep
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Split Minds - (4:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Redshift - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Review: Scene sergeant Youngsta returns with his first full release in years. Tag-teaming with rising producer Cimm, the vibe is deep, roomy and constructed with a stately, unhurried alien funk. Every element considered and fine-tuned both tracks take us deep into a meditative mindset without ever pressing the snooze button: "Split Minds" rolls with bass tones so warm they almost bounce while "Redshift" takes us into an even dubbier pasture with some great attention paid to the sporadic rhythm elements. Beautiful.
In Fine Style
TEMPACD 001
10 Mar 03
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Fist Of Fury - (5:57)
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HDN - (5:46)
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Gorgon Sound - (4:13) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Django's Revenge - (6:10)
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The Swindle - (5:49) 136 BPM
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What We Do (remix) - (6:19) 138 BPM
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Classic Deluxe - (6:15)
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Stone Cold Soul Vibes - (5:39)
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Rude Boyz - (4:04)
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To The Beat Y'all - (6:42)
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Log On (dub) - (5:06)
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Pimp Flavors - (5:04)
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Fat Larry's Skank - (5:04)
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Underground Railroad
TEMPA 109D
24 Jun 16
Deep Dubstep
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Underground Railroad - (6:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mad - (6:12) 63 BPM
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Dream - (7:11) 63 BPM
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Review: Markee Ledge is back everyone! The drum and bass legend formerly known as Substance who formed breakthrough act Kosheen with Decoder now appears for the esteemed London imprint Tempa. You trust a veteran like Ledge to deliver the goods here like he does on "Underground Railroad" with its immaculately programmed industrial percussion textures hammering away backed by chilling atmospheres and powerful bass pulsations. After first premiering on Youngsta's Rinse FM show over a year ago, we're glad this finally saw the light of day.
Dotted
TEMPA 107D
06 May 16
Bass
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Dotted - (5:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Untitled - (5:49) 62 BPM
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Dotted (Dro Carey remix) - (5:44) 129 BPM
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8th - (4:29) 65 BPM
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Review: It's an all-Australian takeover on Tempa for their 107th release, coming through in the shape of Cliques, Sydney's Hamish Dixon and George Nicholas. "Dotted", the title track, is a fistful of rolling kick drums and scattered percussion, all coated in a fine layer of minimalistic bleeping - a new and min-melting strain of UK-flavoured techno with a definite stutter; mastermind Dro Carey (TTT) remixes the track into a stompier, more cinematic bruiser with a vividly odd kind f flex in classic Carey style. "Untitled" goes for a steppers rhythm beneath solitary pads and aqueous melodies, while "8Th" ups the ante and delivers a nasty, menacing groove to get your head bouncing in pigeon-mode. Recommended!
Diary Of An Afro Warrior
TEMPACD 010
10 Mar 08
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Zero M2 - (3:53) 140 BPM
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Night (with Coki - original mix) - (5:56) 140 BPM
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B4 The Dual - (5:29) 140 BPM
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E Trips - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Someone 20 - (4:16)
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Light Bulb - (4:19) 136 BPM
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Crunked Up - (3:39) 140 BPM
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Go Tell Them - (4:06) 140 BPM
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The Cut - (4:46) 140 BPM
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Emotions - (5:32) 140 BPM
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3 Minutes - (2:53) 140 BPM
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Pleasure - (5:14) 140 BPM
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26 Basslines - (5:01) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Loose Synths - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Night
TEMPA 030D1
25 Feb 08
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Night (radio edit) - (2:04) 140 BPM
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Night (original mix) - (6:11) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Roska
Tempa Allstars, Vol  8
TEMPA 104D
11 Dec 15
Deep Dubstep
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Acre - "Messages" - (5:55) 125 BPM
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Epoch - "The Ville" - (4:41) 146 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cliques - "AUT" - (6:29) 130 BPM
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Fracture - "Excalibur" - (4:36) 85 BPM
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Youngsta & Distance - "Untitled" - (5:40) 140 BPM
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Biome - "Closed Minds" - (6:03) 140 BPM
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Review: Tempa are always a good litmus test of where the UK bass scene is currently at. Here they present their selection of highlights from 2015 and this broadly diverse selection is proof that bass is in rudimentary health. Standouts amongst the six tracks featured include Epoch's raw and doomy trap-stepper "The Ville", the futuristic footwork of "Aut" by Cliques and the creepy, abstract beats of "Closed Minds" by Biome.
Hunted
TEMPA 060DIGI
07 Nov 11
Deep Dubstep
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SP:MC & Lx One - "Hunted" - (4:59) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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SP:MC - "Oh My Gosh" - (5:23) 144 BPM
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Review: Making his debut on Tempa, multi talented MC, producer and one third of the Code 3 collective, SP:MC steps up with a couple of killer cuts on the legendary London imprint. "Oh My Gosh" is a slow paced, super sleuth of a track with low slung, undulating bassline, gently hissing hi-hats and clipped breaks with a retro edge. It harks back to the early days of dubstep, with a hint of Benga in there. Title track "Hunted" is another gnarly cut, with gritty, warping b-line, paranoid SFX adding further menace to the already darkened soundscape. Well worth checking!
Numbskull
TEMPA 103D
30 Oct 15
Deep Dubstep
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Numbskull - (4:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gem Tone - (5:09) 140 BPM
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Hacker (feat Gremlinz) - (5:02) 140 BPM
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D Lux - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Review: AXH's less-is-more approach can be found in everything he does; both his sparse release rate and lean arrangements ensure we pay close attention to everything he does. Following his "Destroy" EP in 2014 come these four minimal muscularities; "Numbskull" rolls on a bleep hook that's reminiscent of mid 00s minimal techno but with swaggering kicks while "Gem Tone" utilises similar (but differently processed) lead sounds and an array of great samples including Amazonic noises and an MC bigging up Luke Skywalker. "Hacker" takes us much deeper into the dance as AXH hooks up with erstwhile Canadian D&B crew Gremlinz for some shattered amen antics and "D Lux" closes proceedings with a woozy, off-beat weave of hand drums, strange bleeps and a purring sub that makes its presence known without ever having to raise its voice.
Midnight Request Line
TEMPA 014
07 Nov 05
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Midnight Request Line - (5:04) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I - (4:17) 137 BPM
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Played by: Rob Da Bank
J:Kenzo
TEMPACD 020D3
24 Sep 12
Deep Dubstep
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Statement Of Intent - (5:40) 140 BPM
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Eyes Wide Open (feat Rhianna Kenny) - (4:24) 140 BPM
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Semtex - (4:46) 142 BPM
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Invaderz - (4:35) 140 BPM
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Ruffhouse (feat Rod Azlan) - (5:36) 140 BPM
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No Man's Land (feat Footsie) - (3:52) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reconstruct - (6:25)
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Contagion - (5:11) 140 BPM
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Body Heat - (5:28) 142 BPM
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Ironclad - (4:31)
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Holocron - (5:10) 140 BPM
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Engage - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Review: A trustworthy tune tailor since 2008, it's about time Mr Kenzo gave us an album. And the very fact it's on Tempa - a much bigger label than Kenzo's own Soul Shakerz - speaks volumes in terms of the quality you can expect across the 12 tracks. Those who've followed Kenzo's previous shizzle will know the pristine level of deep bass production on offer, but there's a few curveballs dotted throughout for added dynamics. Cuts such as the Footsie-featured grime hybrid "No Man's Land" and the hands-in-the-air spine-chiller "Eyes Wide Open" showcase Kenzo's skills on the widest possible level. An immaculate debut LP.
Minus Degree
TEMPA 110D
05 Aug 16
Bass
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Minus Degree - (9:28) 134 BPM
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Move Them - (6:48) 134 BPM
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Twist It Down - (6:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Although Appleblim has been missing from the scene and out of action relative to the golden years of dubstep, he's still very much a legend in our books, and every time some new material from the man pops up we just can't help ourselves from being excited. The bass legend is back on the foundational Tempa label, home to so many stunning releases by himself and other luminaries such as Benga and Skream, and "Minus Degree" sees the producer take a conservative shift toward the surreal and the experimental, hardly using any beats of low end at all to get his point across. "Move Them", however, takes a dance shape and ends up sounding like a distorted, off-kilter dub techno joint of the highest order, whereas "Twist It Down" powers down the engines to deliver a deep, chimerical sort of dub house that simply must be played out on a big, nasty soundsystem.
Inside Nomine
TEMPALP 024D
11 Sep 15
Deep Dubstep
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Reticent Shadow - (1:54) 60 BPM
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Blind Man - (5:41) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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84600 - (4:04) 120 BPM
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Menacer - (6:12) 140 BPM
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Hide & Seek - (5:00) 120 BPM
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Zing (interlude) - (0:48) 152 BPM
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Shockwaves (feat Rayne) - (6:07) 140 BPM
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Awakening - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Nomine's Ego - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Stickman - (5:12) 80 BPM
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D Minor (interlude) - (2:03) 140 BPM
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Dark Is The Night (feat X=X) - (3:07) 140 BPM
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Zen Force - (3:59) 93 BPM
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Confusion - (5:30) 85 BPM
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Review: Take a trip inside the dark, shadowy mind of Tempa troublemaker Nomine. With two years of solid grooves behind him, Inside is a much deeper, investigative trip that comprises unpredictable tribal wonk ("84600"), spacious slug-bass wrigglers ("Hide & Seek") and restrained, haunted barbed soul ("Shockwaves"). For a key highlight that really sums up Nomine's complexity, though, jump on the philosophical timpani headbender 'Nomine's Ego'. Truly one of a kind, this is a statement as much as it is a debut album.
Alpha
TEMPACD 023D
08 Dec 14
Deep Dubstep
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Prologue - (4:11) 140 BPM
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Trapped - (3:46) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pressurized (feat P Money) - (4:18) 94 BPM
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In Vacuo - (6:09) 140 BPM
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Afterwards (feat Dnae) - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Gravity - (4:39) 94 BPM
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Playing The Arp - (5:33) 140 BPM
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Hokusai - (5:05) 139 BPM
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Smog (feat DRS) - (6:08) 140 BPM
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Redshifted (feat Icicle) - (5:20) 57 BPM
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Epilogue - (4:51) 86 BPM
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Review: Alpha by name, alpha by nature, Proxima has set a brand new benchmark in modern dubstep albums. Rich in dynamics, fresh ideas, weight, depth and character, a muscular narrative is peppered with twists and turns - P Money's rapid-flow breakneck grime on "Pressurized", the juxtaposition of classical strings and angular leads on "Prologue", the cosmic psy-like acidity of "In Vacuo", the graveyard echoes and bumps of "Hokusai", the Machine head chugs of "Smog", the firing D&B collaboration with his cousin Icicle - as Proxima presents his broadest production palette with boldness, dexterity and toxic levels of badness. This is what a really well-crafted debut album sounds like.
Urban Gorilla
TEMPA 097D
02 Mar 15
Deep Dubstep
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Urban Gorilla (feat Juiceman) - (4:12) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expansion - (5:06) 93 BPM
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Technoid - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Review: Tempa regular J Kenzo is a hard man to keep up with, so prolific is the bass-driven producer at issuing forth his sharply produced grime, dubstep and UK Funky. He's back on his usual stomping ground with this latest stepper and it packs all the cool and deadly wares you want for that moody, early part of the night. Juiceman is in killer form on "Urban Gorilla", sitting comfortably on top of Kenzo's atmospheric beat with a poised vocal delivery. "Expansion" finds Kenzo drifting into synth heavy 130 territory without losing that sense of space so key to his productions, before "Technoid" ramps up the pressure with a powerful synth hit that could just easily sit in a dub techno jam.
Blind Man
TEMPA 099D
13 Apr 15
Deep Dubstep
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Blind Man - (5:52) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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To The Sky (feat Iustina) - (5:35) 93 BPM
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Nomine's Robot - (5:15) 126 BPM
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Review: Everyone's gotta have an angle and Nomine's is certainly unique - he makes deep dubstep with Far Eastern influences. His latest missive boasts a sound that evokes mystical temples, secret rituals and ninjas. The sparse and brooding "Blind Man" is based around a movie sample where a young whippersnapper learns the ways of the spirit from a wise old master. "To The Sky" again features minimal arrangements peppered with bassy belches and mystical vocals courtesy of Lustina, and finally "Nomine's Robot" wraps up the release on an uptempo note - all housey kicks and rimshot percussion. Classy and unique!
Ruffhouse
TEMPA 062D
12 Dec 11
Deep Dubstep
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Ruffhouse (feat Rod Azlan) - (5:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Therapy - (4:07) 140 BPM
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Review: J Kenzo makes an appearance on the lauded and legendary Tempa imprint with these two tough little tracks, which display heaps of character and genre-defining skill. "Ruffhouse" sees Kenzo team up with Rod Azlan for an intriguing journey, dominated by bleepy synth melody and low-slung bongo drum for the first minute, before dropping into a classic mid-noughties dubstep burner with hypnotic bass and weighty soundscape. "Therapy" is reminiscent of some of Pinch and the Tectonic crew's more experimental work, with a techno twinge, fidgeting beats, a Benga & Coki bleep and plenty of unique character to set it apart from the rest.
Loefah Remixes
TEMPA 017
01 May 06
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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I (Loefah remix) - (5:27) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Monsoon (Loefah remix) - (6:25) 140 BPM
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Played by: DUBSTEPFORUM.COM
Skreamizm Vol 3
TEMPA 028
30 Apr 07
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Losing Control - (4:07) 140 BPM
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Chest Boxing - (5:45) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Make Me - (6:07) 144 BPM
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Check It (feat Warrior Queen - vocal mix) - (4:12) 140 BPM
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The Lost Tapes EP
TEMPA 058 DIGI
05 Sep 11
UK Garage
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Boogaloo - (5:51) 131 BPM
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Landslide Remix - (6:02) 136 BPM
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What We Do (original mix) - (6:01) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Midnight Tease (instrumental) - (5:37) 131 BPM
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Review: Horsepower issue forth what one can only assume is some old material they've been sat on. Like a ray of funky sunshine amidst the foggy murk of what they spawned, the downright freshness of the tracks on The Lost Tapes is so bright it blinds your ears. "Boogaloo" shuffles with a micro-house kind of freakiness, as quirky key stabs and vocal grunts bounce off the razor-sharp hats. "Landslide Remix" rocks the subs hard and keeps the beats slender, while "What We Do" ups the ante in terms of pace and detail. Who are we kidding, every track is absolute gold from masters of the 2-step scene.
Destroy
TEMPA 086D
03 Feb 14
Deep Dubstep
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Destroy - (6:28) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Giant Footprints - (6:04) 140 BPM
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Everdine - (5:59) 140 BPM
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I Feel Safe - (4:36) 140 BPM
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Review: Celebrating his Tempa debut with an expansive four-track banquet, AxH is cooking with nothing but the most authentic heavyweight flavours right here. "Destroy" is instantly timeless as we're stripped back to the bare bass riddim and thundering kicks and claps. "Giant Footprints" is more groove focused as we swagger to the resonant halfstep and craggy, nagging hook. Further on we immerse ourselves in loopy hypnosis on "Everdine" and invest in bitter sweet drama on "I Feel Safe". Something tells us this is only the beginning of a perfect relationship between AxH and Tempa.
Echo Dub
TEMPA 092D
11 Aug 14
Deep Dubstep
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Echo Dub - (5:03) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chain Reaction - (5:36) 140 BPM
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Review: Tying Skeptical down to one particular genre is like wrestling with a rattle snake... Stupid and dangerous. Ever since his earliest outings on Ingredients and Zimbalam, he's shown a vast breadth creative ability and complexity from smouldering D&B soul to far-out, abyss-deep electronica. Here Tempa give him the keys to the dungeon as we find him in his deepest, darkest dub mindset. "Echo Dub" is a tight weave of knitted percussion, humming subs and eerie manipulated vocal elements. "Chain Reaction", meanwhile, develops on this with a thicker, more ominous sub dynamic that palpitates with liquid rigidity. The only stupid and dangerous thing to do right now is not pick up this.
Tempa Allstars Vol 7
TEMPA 094D
22 Sep 14
Deep Dubstep
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Wen - "Push Back" - (4:48) 129 BPM
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Alex Coulton - "Equilibrium" - (5:52) 64 BPM
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Innasound - "Step Fourth" - (5:32) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Batu - "Ghosted" - (5:28) 80 BPM
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AxH - "Nano" - (6:01) 93 BPM
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Perverse - "Jacobin" - (5:11) 140 BPM
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Review: Having served a vital function in testing the temperature of bass music at key times since Tempa first started operations at the nexus of dubstep, the latest instalment of Tempa Allstars succinctly lays down a crystal clear definition of where some of the most exciting noises are being made, and its based around the industrial sound sources, grime intensity and techno experimentalism of artists such as Wen, Batu and Alex Coulton at this time. All three are on searing form here, whether it be the broken swerve of the former or the dread-filled 4/4 thrust of the latter, and likewise Innasound, AxH and Peverse bring their own continuations of the hardcore continuum to bear to devastating effect.
Hand To Hand Combat/Concealed Weapon
TEMPA 102D
25 Sep 15
Deep Dubstep
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Hand To Hand Combat - (6:31) 128 BPM
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Concealed Weapon - (6:14) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: There aren't many recent producers out there who have had a career as diverse and as wild as the present Alex Coulton. With his music ranging from house, to techno and bass, Coulton has released on an impressive spectrum of labels including the militant Frozen Border, Bristol's Idle Hands, Black Acre, and now dubstep heavyweight Tempa - yup, impressive, indeed! He's come along with a two-track bullet, the firs being the percussive "Hand To Hand Combat", a broken groove and a whole load of tribalesque goodness within, and the utterly stomping, totally dubbed-out and hazy "Concealed Weapon". Those swarms of bass on the latter literally made our spines tingle this morning. Hot and recommended!
Nomine's Sound
TEMPA 071D
18 Feb 13
Deep Dubstep
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Nomine's Sound - (4:36)
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Searching - (6:03) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: GAZE ILL
Review: Forever synonymous with the advent of dubstep, Tempa has paved the way for the evolution of the genre since the turn of the millenium. Providing the backdrop of seriously talented dubstep producers at the top of their game for Nomine to play against, this mysterious producer has done the label and his peers proud. Featuring two tracks of equal intensity from different places in his mind, "Nomine's Sound" is a mournful lament framed by classic dubstep vibes and bare space marked by eastern influences, while "Searching" uses this idea of space and scarcity to create an unsettling atmosphere in which to house morphed vocal samples and middle-eastern sounds. Beautifully crafted and with a real sense of movement, it's a track that deserves to sit up there with the best.
Lie Detection
TEMPA 069D
10 Sep 12
Deep Dubstep
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Lie Detection - (5:08) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brainstem - (5:34) 140 BPM
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Responsibility
TEMPA 074D
08 Apr 13
Deep Dubstep
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Responsibility - (5:28) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Cure - (5:37) 140 BPM
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Review: A simple exercise in dubstep mathematics here; take Youngsta, add some LX One, release the results on Tempa and stand back and watch the dancefloor devastation! Youngsta really needs no introduction, and on Responsibility the Rinse FM stalwart makes a welcome return to Tempa, teaming up with LX One (also known as Joker D) on two heavyweight rollers primed for the halfstep lovers out there. Both the title track and accompaniment "No Cure" adhere to Tempa's purist direction; the minimal "Responsibility" emerges from the ether, drops a quick vocal sample then gets on with the business of pushing out a hulking robotic bassline over snapping metallic drum programming. On the flip, "No Cure" plunges into sub heavy terrain, forgoing the emphasis on crushing bassweight of its precursor for a focus on establishing atmosphere.
Ambush/Direction
TEMPA 106D
08 Apr 16
Bass
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Ambush - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Direction - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Review: Since 2010, and coming out of the whole post-dubstep scene, Manchester's Alex Coulton has been among the best of the UK bass artists. His skills being the mixing board have seen him travel from label to label, stopping off at the likes of Idle Hands, All Caps, Livity Sound, and even the mighty Tempa. Coulton returns to the latter with a follow-up to last year's "Recall" bombshell, and he's in no mood to mess around here. "Ambush" is a tribalesque tech-house number with a rattling percussion that renders it UK through and through; "Direction" sees the producer return to his more usual mood by serving up a broken bundle of drums and percussion curling around loose melodies and a dubbed-out makeover. For fans of Hessle output - what that bassline, son! Hot!
Architects
TEMPA 084D
09 Dec 13
Deep Dubstep
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Architects - (6:27) 140 BPM
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War Cry - (5:56) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Alert, Distance
Review: Having showcased their exemplary collaborative abilities way back in 2010 with "Masai Mara", Youngsta and Seven collide once again for two more hard-hitting doom steppers. "Architects" is out-and-out tribal science, all concrete percussion and ominous drones designed with precise attention to detail you'd expect from its professional namesake. "War Cry" is a minimal masterpiece where the bass preaches a sermon of pure gloom while a shimmering arpeggio suggests light at the end of the tunnel. Step towards it today.
Recall
TEMPA 098D
02 Feb 15
Bass
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Recall - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Wiretap - (5:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: After releases on Idle Hands, Livity, All Caps and Mistry, Mancunian producer Alex Coulton made a worthy, if rather belated debut on Tempa last month as part of the label's ongoing Allstars compilation series. A debut proper for Coulton now arrives in the shape of the two track 12" Recall which finds the producer channelling some typically dark side spirits. It's most apparent on the title track where phased vocals careen around the channels as a pummelling gaseous bassline pushes the skittering half step rhythm outwards. "Wiretap" is more redolent of the Livity Sound school of skeletal polyrhythmic bangers and is no less impressive.
Destruction
TEMPA 070D
10 Dec 12
Deep Dubstep
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Destruction - (5:31) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Poseidon - (4:33)
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Review: Having spent some deep studio time with the likes of Kryptic Minds and Icicle in the past, Youngsta's really found his groove in the deeper, space-bound side of dubstep. With such natural mechanics, there's a techno twang to both cuts here. "Destruction" is more robust as it chugs with a halfstep and thinly veiled menace. "Poseidon", meanwhile, flutters with a two-step heartbeat and intricate percussion that weaves us from Detroit to Croydon and back again. Beautiful.
The Roteks
TEMPA 056
25 Apr 11
Deep Dubstep
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The Roteks - (6:31) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Protected - (5:43) 140 BPM
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Played by: Be-1ne
Review: New signing J Kenzo marks the 56th release for Youngsta's legendary Tempa label. Unsurprisingly, it's a typically dark and dubbed out offering from the more cerebral side of dubstep. Title track "The Roteks" kicks off with a hovering sense of uncertainty, with faint industrial shivers and a warping bassline. A quasi-scientific sounding vocal sample heralds the movement into the main tune, which features blustering kicks, snapping snares and bellowing bass. "Protected" moves from the post-apocalyptic sounds of the intro into a half-step roller with plenty of appeal for fans of Kryptic Minds, Distance and DMZ.
Formal Junction
TEMPA 064D
26 Mar 12
Deep Dubstep
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Formal Junction - (6:02) 140 BPM
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Grunge - (5:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Liz-E, Alert, GAZE ILL
Review: Usually known for D&B on labels such as SGN:LTD and Renegade, Proxima drops his tempos and receives the Tempa treatment. Two huge escapades into time and deep, deep space, title track "Formal Junction" shows Proxima's flare for flux as the rhythm morphs from pensive halfstep to skippy riddim with the help of just one element, and light can be found by the momentary hug from a startling synth. "Grunge", up next, lives up to its name as sludgy textures and strange guttural, digital groans weave their way around the ever-mutating beats and dubbed out rim-shots. Recognise the darkness.
Injunction
TEMPA 066D
09 Jul 12
Deep Dubstep
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Injunction - (4:36) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chamber Music - (4:46) 140 BPM
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Review: Consequence's debut for the ever-reliable Tempa comprises of a couple of razor sharp, on point half-step cuts. "Injunction" builds gradually from a stripped back intro of a smacking snare drum and glowering atmospherics into an ominous main part, replete with breathy vocal, bubbling subs and an eerie gloom, becoming almost tribal towards the end. The accompanying "Chamber Music" is just as hypnotic with its hushed chanting, speckled beats and throbbing bass. This is music for the heads, no question.
Futurebound
TEMPA 027
04 Jun 07
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Futurebound - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Descent - (5:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Entity - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Skreamizm: Vol 2
TEMPA 020
17 Jul 06
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Blipstream - (6:51) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Welcome 2 The Future - (4:55) 144 BPM
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0800 (dub) - (4:29) 140 BPM
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Deep Concentration - (5:18) 140 BPM
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Morning Blues - (4:26)
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Dub Period - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Tempa Allstars: Vol 2
TEMPA 012
17 Jan 05
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Geeneus - "Congo" - (5:44) 138 BPM
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El-B - "Amazon" - (4:59) 140 BPM
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Kode9 - "Babylon" (dub mix) - (5:16) 136 BPM
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Digital Mystikz - "Give Jah Glory" - (6:45)
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D1 - "Crack Bong" - (6:36)
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Loefah - "Truly Dread" - (5:47) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: DUBSTEPFORUM.COM
Initiate EP
TEMPA 031
17 Dec 07
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Locus Lotus - (5:33) 140 BPM
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Drop The Waste - (4:35) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sushi Brain - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Quanta - (5:24) 137 BPM
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Spyro - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Played by: Rob Da Bank
Trust Nobody/Future
TEMPA 034
07 Apr 08
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Trust Nobody - (4:32) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Future - (5:18) 148 BPM
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Played by: Tek One
Missin/Cocaine/Firin Blanks
TEMPA 021
09 Oct 06
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Missin - (4:45) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cocaine - (5:44) 138 BPM
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Firin Blanks - (5:41) 138 BPM
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Tortured/Shattered
TEMPA 024
04 Dec 06
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Tortured - (4:38) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shattered - (4:58) 143 BPM
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Played by: RDG
Skreamizm: Vol 4
TEMPA 033
21 Jan 08
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Oskillatah - (4:50) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tek-A-Pill - (5:05) 140 BPM
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2-D - (4:49) 140 BPM
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Wobble That Gut - (5:14) 140 BPM
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Nemesis - (5:14) 140 BPM
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Shake-It - (5:24) 140 BPM
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Tapped/Dutch Flowerz
TEMPA 022
02 Oct 06
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Tapped - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Dutch Flowerz - (4:37) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Zeds Dead
When You Hold Me
TEMPA 001
06 Apr 09
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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When You Hold Me (version) - (6:39) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let's Dance (club mix) - (6:38) 136 BPM
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3 Mad P's
TEMPA 047
07 Dec 09
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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3 Mad P's - (7:01) 140 BPM
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Experience - (5:41) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Motion - (5:11)
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Dubstep Allstars Vol 08 (mixed by Distance)
TEMPACD 018DIGI
08 Aug 11
Deep Dubstep
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Distance - "Mind Control" - (4:07) 140 BPM
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Commodo - "Surveillance" - (2:44) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cyrus - "Soul Seeker" - (1:53) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Devastator" - (2:27) 140 BPM
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SP:MC & LX ONE - "Hunted" - (2:44) 140 BPM
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J:Kenzo - "The Roteks" - (2:44) 140 BPM
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The Others - "Titania" - (3:39) 140 BPM
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District - "3 5 Grams" - (1:59) 140 BPM
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Tunnidge vs Distance - "Blame" - (3:29) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Knowing" - (2:16) 140 BPM
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Cyrus - "Looking Back" - (2:44) 140 BPM
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Tunnidge & Chestplate. - "AfterShock" - (1:22) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Troubles" - (2:46) 140 BPM
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VIVEK - "Out Of Reach" - (2:42) 140 BPM
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Kryptic Minds - "Transcendent" - (2:44) 141 BPM
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Distance - "Reboot" - (2:33) 140 BPM
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Benton - "20/20" - (1:19) 140 BPM
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Deleted Scenes - "Ultimate Moment" - (1:49) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Mean Streak" - (3:28) 140 BPM
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Benga - "Chemical Compound" - (1:46) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Drawn" - (1:46) 140 BPM
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Distance - "Bazurk" - (2:20) 140 BPM
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Tunnidge - "7 Breaths" (Distance remix) - (1:49) 140 BPM
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Above & Beyond - "Sun & Moon" (feat Richard Bedford- Distance remix) - (1:49) 140 BPM
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Truth - "Puppets" (Tunnidge remix) - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Review: Champion of dark, tough and considered dubstep, Distance provides the latest instalment in the much loved Dubstep Allstars mix series. It's fairly typical fare from the Chestplate boss man, with tough steady rhythms underpinned by that particularly distorted kind of bassline. There are a number of highlights, most notably Commodo's "Surveillance" which has a rolling break woven into the mix. Cyrus' "Looking Back" also impresses as it purrs away with a gorgeously warm, rich synth line. The biggest surprise is probably Distance's own remix of trance bods Above & Beyond. It's certainly as 'big room' as you'd ever imagine Distance getting!
Buzzin'
TEMPA 043
01 Jun 09
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Buzzin' - (5:03) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Million - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Night
TEMPA 030D3
25 Feb 08
Drum And Bass
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Night (Digital Soundboy remix) - (6:11)
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Night (Zinc remix) - (5:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
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