Boomkat Product Review:
Tempa's crucial mix series invites longtime Dubstep jock Chef and Hessle Audio's Ramadanman to the plates with two neatly divergent yet all-encompassing sets. Volume 7 craftily encapsulates the two sides of the steadily matured scene, Chef taking the traditonalist "truecore" angle, and Ramadanman collecting the more progressive and peripheral cuts. Chef's set deftly blends 34 mammoth halfstep killers from big names like Skream, LD, Silkie, Benga, Cluekid, Cyrus, Von D, Distance, Trolley Snatcha and the rest, including more dubs than you can shake an ass at. Meanwhile, Ramadanman sets out the swing functions with forward leaning pressure from Mickey Pearce, Footsie, Martyn, Peverelist, RSD, D1, James Blake, Pangaea, Untold and too many others to mention, drawing sharp distinctions between future garage techno, mutant Funky and house-slicked steppers. For our 2p it's the best mix since Kode9's vol.3 and should be at the top of your dubstep wishlist. Recommended!