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.
He's come to Soul Deep a few times before and now Actraiser is back with a sleek and soulful take on liquid rollers. If you're expecting an easy ride, you might be in for a shock, as second track "Divine Inspiration" takes a big swing for cinematic sounds and heart-racing drums that hit spot on. "Forest Of Illusion" takes it darker, adding old school influences to the mix for a late-night, underground feel. Title-track "Soul Priestess" gets an instrumental release as well as with full vocals too, offering waves of positivity and glowing major chords to shine through with or without lyrical persuasion. A solid release from a producer on the up!