Tempa supplies #074 in the series, featuring two of the main men within the scene at the minute, Youngsta and LX ONE, delivering a pair of completely flawless tracks. The label is currently unstoppable, featuring releases from Nomine, Amit and forthcoming releases from SP:MC and Truth, all providing ultimate production quality and true bass weight to invigorate your eardrums. Youngsta is prominently based around the mixing side, and although he has had a collaborated release ‘Masai Mara/The Story’ with seven in 2009, he has lately begun dipping into production even more. His recent collaborated release with Ben Verse and LX ONE, entitled ‘Different Way’, destroyed the dance floors for months, before he lined up his first solo release. His debut solo record came out as Tempa #70, and displayed the imagination to create two tracks virtually polar-opposite in style. ‘Destruction’ plated up an aggressive, mind chopping track, whereas ‘Poseidon’ took the more minimalistic approach and mesmerized listeners with the light synth’s and bumping bass. LX ONE has been taking the genre by storm since he surfaced in 2009, especially with his ground-breaking collaboration with SP:MC with the release, ‘Hunted/Oh My Gosh’. He has farmed a new style within the scene as a solo artist, easily distinguished by his long, droney bass lines that match his high energy percussion. With both of the artist’s ability and imagination colliding on this release, they have managed to generate two colossal stompers, which easily sit up top with the best releases of the year so far.
The first track entitled ‘Responsibility’ builds such a steady moving atmosphere, layered with echoing high’s to help create a deep feeling of trepidation. The voice sample used is perfectly chosen, further building an eerie atmosphere, perplexing the mind leading to the drop. This track still thumps me right in the chest, snatching my breath during the drop, venting ultimate weight. LX’s style is apparent throughout, with the swaying percussion and dynamic bass line. The entire construction of the track is faultless and the combination of acutely placed highs, robust mids and growling lows engenders such an aggy outcome. Regardless of whether you’re listening to the track in your room, during a mix, or out live, it forces you into a rapture of movement.
‘No Cure’ matches the flip in every form, maintaining all the distinct techniques used by the two during production. Atmospheric synths, mounted over the steady thumping bass takes you deep into the 32-bar intro, alongside the creepy voice sample, ’You told me there was no cure’. It’s something that really does make a track for me, when the voice sample is purposely picked to assist in the daunting approach to the drop. The coarse wavering sample against the bobbling synth work antagonistically to create a hostile aroma. The gentle work on the high’s fusing with the funky pulsating bass helps assemble this hard hitting roller.
The release isn’t actually released until 08/04/13, however, if you follow the links below, Beatport have a two week exclusive sale of the tracks digitally. For everyone strictly waiting for the vinyl, be sure to get this, as it’ll sell fast. Pre-orders should be available now.
Written By Drew Jones