VariousTempa Allstars Vol.2

Label:Tempa – Tempa. 012
Series:Tempa Allstars – Vol.2
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Compilation
Style:UK Garage, Dubstep


Written-By, Producer [Produced], Engineer [Engineered], Mixed ByGeeneus
Written-By, Producer [Produced], Engineer [Engineered], Mixed ByEl-B
B2Kode9 Feat. Daddy GeeBabylon (Dub Mix)5:14
C1Digital MystikzGive Jah Glory
Written-ByM. Lawrence*
D1D1Crack Bong
Written-By, Producer [Produced], Engineer [Engineered], Mixed ByD-1*
D2LoefahTruly Dread
Written-By, Producer [Produced], Engineer [Engineered], Mixed ByP.Livingston*

Companies, etc.


Centre label credits:
A1: Geeneus appears courtesy of Static Media Ltd.
A2: Published by Ammunition Promotions Ltd.
B1: Produced in the 10th floor elevator. Big shout to Zed Bias.
D1: Big up DJ Youngsta @ Blackmarket

Copyright of this recording is owned by Tempa Recordings
For licensing contact Ammunition:
[email protected]
Check for forthcoming sounds.
Made in the United Kingdom

Comes in a generic die-cut company sleeve. Track durations and BPM are timed and do not appear on this release.
A1: 138
B1: 140 | B2: 135
C1: 139
D1: 139 | D2: 138

Sides A & C play at 45 RPM. Sides B1, B2, D1 & D2 play at 33⅓ RPM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): TEMPA+012+A OR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): TEMPA+012+B OR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): TEMPA+012+C OR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): TEMPA+012+D OR

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Tempa Allstars Vol. 2 (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Compilation, Promo, White Label)TempaTEMPA 012UK2004
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Tempa Allstars Vol. 2 (6×File, WAV, Compilation)TempaTEMPA012UK2005



  • phuriphonics's avatar
    Congo by Geeneus is just so bloody good. Love the way it's somewhere between Grime and Breakbeat. The urgency of Grime, but those shuffley drums and breaks. And all of this combined with that amazing staccato riff of a bassline. Also hats off for sampling Dolphin without not sounding absolutely ridiculous!

    El-B's Amazon was immortalised on Hacha's first mix for the Dubstep Allstars Mix CD series. It's a typical El-B affair with plenty of swing and almost Jazz like flourishes, but even a typical El-B affair is often head and shoulders above his contemporaries.

    Kode9 and the Spaceape make good on Babylon with 9s penchant for low end mechanics coming to the fore as bass drops punctuate the driving rhythms.

    The Digital Mystikz cut finds Mala on fine form as his drums and bass skitter and punch in and around each other whilst subtle horn samples and vocals weave in and out.

    D1's cut Crack Bong is a real gem and sounds like nothing else from around this time. A well used 2001 vocal sample of HAL dying is interspersed amongst a track that is rhythmically fascinating, drums and samples sound like they are all over the place, cascading and building at the same time. And then there's the utterly bizarre EFXd laden bass stabs that sound like they've been recorded in a metal garage can that's been pushed down a steep bumpy hill. Really quite amazing stuff from D1 here.

    Rounding things of, Loefah's Truly Dread finds the producer mining Predator 2 for vocal samples (as he would later on Voodoo) amongst tribal rhythms and seriously deep low end. More in lione with his Big Apple release before he stripped everything further back for that signature Loefah sound that reared its head on his DMZ releases.
    • culturedshow's avatar
      So many gems on here. Geeneus - Congo just rolls and rolls and Loefah's Truly Dread is one of the most underrated dubstep tunes in it's history.
      • cbooth100290's avatar
        Just bought this on for $20, don't fall for these ripoff prices! Was just recently repressed, plenty of copies still out there at original price.
        • cbooth100290's avatar
          What the hell, this just got a repress a few months ago...
          • rainmaker_'s avatar
            damn $246? thats ridiculous
            • Franklin's avatar
              Edited 19 years ago
              Oh my gosh, this is heavy. Rather than rehashing previously Tempa-related talent, the most consistant garage label in town have opted to showcase the freshest faces on the scene with regulars Horsepower and DJ Hatcha noticably absent.

              Leaving the cinematic dubstep approach far behind and moving with the minimalist sound that Hatcha brought to the label, Allstars 2 is a feast is skull-shaking bass and paranoia inducing atmospherics... and not much else.

              From condensation-drenched congo vibes to skeletal dub, Allstars 2 is a mighty chant to Jah in bass form.


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