Longstanding west coast jungle informer 6Blocc comes correct with an album of chunky edits. Complementing the lower-tempo "Gritty N Grimey" parallel release with whistle-stop 170 ruffage, each of the 21 cuts take the London template and bake it in classic Cali sunshine. Highlights include the super-freaky Adina Howard reference "Freak In The Jungle", a gun-toting Blackstreet cowboy cut "Diggity" and the Marky-esque soulful roller "Time Flies". Capturing ever deft move of 6Blocc's commitment to the US jungle movement, Cali Jungle is the ultimate document of where both he and his fellow 170BPM countrymen are at right now... And it's a great place to be.
6Blocc has never been busier... Released in the same week as his Cali Jungle LP, "Gritty N Grimey" showcases the slower, dubbed-out side to his repertoire. Eight tracks in total, here we find the prolific producer nestling comfortably in the 140 BPM realm. "Badbwoy Bass" is deep, minimal and coded with a subtle skank, "Deadly Techniques" is a strung slice of filmic wild west bass while "Afghan Memories" takes us even deeper into spacious territories as eastern twangs fuse with epic sub drones with mesmerising effect. Deeper again we hit more highlights such as the twisted vocal loops of "Brainwasher" and the Kryptic Minds-style amen stepper "Have No Mercy". Heavy.