An integral part of the label from it’s early days, Youngsta has been involved in the direction and curation of Tempa's output for many years from its days of signing artists like Skream and Benga to ushering in a new sonic territories from the likes of Hodge, Alex Coulton and Markee Ledge. As he moves more into the world of music production it would be a natural progression for him to release on the label. Each 12” on Tempa from Youngsta has always explored new and different sound palettes for him and this time is no different. Working with a new partner, Cimm, their unique take on music at 140bpm is the result The 12” leads off with Split Minds — a combination of distorted 808’s and Sub Bass, and nimble percussion work fuels the track’s half-time stomp. On the B-side, the minimal Redshift focuses on atmospherics and trickles and hints of melodies. Building slowly over waves of sub bass, vocal snippets weave in and out of the track creating a sense of space and clarity. Each sound is given ample room to breathe, guaranteeing maximum sound system pressure.
a1. Split Minds