6Blocc doesn't channel dancehall; he breathes new life into it. This EP is a joyful twist and skank through vintage vocal riffs and rose-tinted ragga sounds with the deceitfully dark edge of his perfectly tuned bass programming. Simultaneously as gritty as it is joyous, each track give listeners (and DJs alike) the choice of vocal and dub mixes - although we'd seriously recommend the former. It's rare that the roots of d&b are celebrated at the forefront of deep d&b and this release makes the most of the past to create a fresh sounding EP ready to take over dancefloors everywhere. Crank it.
DJ Muggs producer and self-styled woofer cooker, LA's 6Blocc enjoys an illustrious heritage, and a very exciting future. Fusing the best elements of jungle, ragga, bass music and dubstep, "Serious" flexes around a very well known horn sample and some guttural lyrics flows from Junior Demus. Four-version heavy, it ranges from the full-bodied, breakbeat-heavy original to the thugged-out Miami bass style 808 twist. "Give Love" takes the skank factor further to the fore as Demus gets sexy over a groove that teases with so much digidub pleasure it's likely to stick in your brain. Finally we hit "Jungle Stabbin." All rusty amens and mangled horns, it lives up to its title in every possible way. Lighter!