Jus Now, Dismantle and Champion, three of the most exiting names in the UK underground right now have joined forces for a very special 6 track project… X Tempo: available for download in early December via Digital Soundboy records. The project is anchored by the massive lead single featuring vocals from Kerwin Prescott - “Not Stickin” - a Trinidadian term meaning ‘not wasting time’. Brimming with darkness, heavy bass and infectious grooves, X Tempo is the perfect soundtrack for the Autumn club season.
First pairing in early 2014, Dismantle delivered the rambunctious remix of Jus Now’s “Tun Up”, which set fire to dance floors across the nation. Riding shotgun is East London‘s Champion, a man known for his low-end bass lines and dazzling rhythmic patterns. Built from the respect of each other’s own indefinable sound, the X Tempo project displays an organically developed statement that could only come together through the love of the underground art form.
The project name tips its proverbial hat to the legendary Extempo format from 40’s and 50’s Trinidad & Tobago, which saw calypso singers of the day clashing for bragging rights. The X Tempo EP finds each set of artists facing off against each other over two rounds. The combinations of Dismantle x Jus Now, Dismantle x Champion and Jus Now x Champion provide two tracks each in true Extempo fashion, paying homage and bringing it slap bang into 2014. With a dream team line up brought together by the love of their trade, this promises to be THE underground highlight of the year.
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