Boomkat Product Review:
The rudeboys at tempa drop another double disc compendium of whats good in the scene at the moment. Drawing from a slightly different pool of producers this time (only D1 has previously appeared on the Allstars series), with Bristol's Headhunter, a long time Technical Itch affiliate, pirate radio mainstay N-Type, and the man with the midas touch, Caspa. D1 knocks one up first, with a remix of Skream's 'warning', erasing any of Mr O.Jones playful skankiness in place of some British B-movie synths and bleeding edge drum edits for your half-stepping pleasure. The tune of the EP comes from Caspa, opening with a nifty sample twocked from Kids, some real subsonic techniques are in place here, exactly the kind of stuff that makes this genre (at times) so exciting. Following the half step mandate to the letter, Caspa winds up the bass like a professional before cutting into mindbending quarter speed styles. Headhunter makes his tempa debut with a d'n'b indebted piece of atmospheric future steppage, less ruff than his Acension split with Technical Itch, but still bringing the tougher Bristolian vibes. N-Type rounds out the pack with a cold and vacant composition, utilising a cinematic narrative for some 1000 yard staring dubstep.