Tim Reaper and Kloke combine on ‘Tunnelvision’ EP
TempoCore is a new sublabel to Tempo Records and will focus on all things Jungle (right up my Strasse!). The first release is from the hugely talented Tim Reaper and Kloke and comes in the form of ‘Tunnelvision’.
They deliver three mesmerizing deep Jungle tracks that reflect on the past, present and future.
Tim Reaper (East Londoner Ed Alloh) produces lush yet hard-hitting jungle and breakbeat hardcore tracks which measure up to the best of the genre’s early- to mid-’90s heyday. During his DJ gigs and podcasts, he seamlessly mixes vintage obscurities and unreleased dubplates with tracks by himself as well as fellow jungle revivalists such as Dwarde and Kid Lib. Since making his debut in 2010, he’s released dozens of EPs and singles on labels like Green Bay Wax, Blu Mar Ten Music, and 7th Storey Projects (home to the Simpsons-themed Globex Corp series).
Tim Reaper began producing tracks on FL Studio as a teenager; his debut release was ‘Propa Tings’, co-produced by Relapse, which was digitally released in 2010. His explosive remix of DJ Trace‘s ‘Final Chapta’ was issued on a white-label 12″ later in the year, gaining much praise from junglists. Gradually stepping up his production game, he became highly prolific around 2013, collaborating with producers like Detroit’s Sinistarr and Sheffield’s Kid Lib (owner of Green Bay Wax) and issuing tracks on labels such as 117 Recordings and Criterion Records.
In 2014, he began regularly co-hosting mixes with Boston-based DJ and producer Dev/Null for his blog to the Oldskool site. As his computer started to fall apart in early 2015, he released a digital album of previously unreleased tracks titled ‘Need Money for Laptop’. In 2016, Reaper and Dwarde began releasing the Simpsons-inspired ‘Globex Corp’ EP series on 7th Storey Projects. Blu Mar Ten released Reaper’s ‘All Right’ single in 2017, and the producer released additional work on labels including Amenology, Foxy Jangle and Parallax Recordings. He continued his productive run into 2020 with released ‘More Lanterns’ on Repertoire and ‘Toxic Tones’ on Beyond Electronix.
The release is available on limited crystal clear vinyl 12″ with a specially designed “Kraft” outer sleeve and another specially designed coloured inner sleeve. All tracks have been mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis mastering.
Today we premiere the second track from the EP which is called ‘Ocean Currents’ and is absolutely phenomenal! If you’re an old skool junglist like me then you are going to want to get this in your collection ASAP! The release drops on vinyl via TempoCore on 18th October but you can get a digital copy now from Bandcamp. Just go to the purchase button beneath the Soundcloud player!
Tempo Records would like you to please note:
The release date may change at any given moment due to large delays at the pressing plants still due to COVID-19. Orders placed with released Tempo Records will be sent once this release is in stock and shipped combined to save on shipping costs. UK orders could still have a small delay due to Brexit.