One of the biggest names in London, Tempa has been at the forefront of just about every underground musical development coming out of London since they first emerged in 2003. In particular, their Allstars series was almost solely responsible for bringing dubstep out of the underground and onto the global stage. Volume 7 of said series looks to maintain this trajectory, this time delving back into the sinister minimalism that defined the early years of dubstep, while pushing forward upcoming stars.
A standout from the set, Wen's "Push Back" follows on from his collaboration with Parris earlier in the year and his debut album, Signals. A dark and eerie grime number, it's one that echoes the earlier years of dubstep—growling dub, vicious percussion and all—and is the perfect opener for the compilation (out on September 22). Stream "Push Back" exclusively, and peep the tracklisting of Allstars Volume 7, after the jump.
A1.) Wen - Push Back
B1.) Alex Coulton - Equilibrium
B2.) Innasound - Step Fourth
C1.) Batu - Ghost
D1.) AHX - Nano
D2.) Perverse - Jacobin