Published on December 12th, 2017 | by Tariq Ziyad0
VA- Stateside Jungle Vol 1
Jungle/DnB veteran 6Blocc curates 27 killer Junglist joints all from the good ol’ US of A! ‘Stateside Jungle Vol 1’ showcases some of the finest amen breakage from US based artists!
There’s been a lot of talk about making America great again lately. While President Trump most certainly isn’t making America great, 6Blocc and the collective of artists on ‘Stateside Jungle Vol 1’ inject some greatness into the stars and stripes with an essential comp for fans of Jungle.
We start with the haunting chords and ruffneck basslines of 6Blocc’s ‘Falling’ before the warm Bukem style rollout of Ajax Beats ‘Warm Wave’ and pure amen break workout that is BC Rydah’s ‘Warehouse Sound’
Next up is some dark energy filled Ragga Jungle in the shape of BrokeN ‘Jungle Mystiks’, things get hectic from here with a Hip Hop sampling breakcore slammer from Captain Mordrum called ‘Junglist Renegade’ before settling back into the deeper and more melodic beats of Christian Bruna ‘Phantasm’
The fire continues to burn with the trippy 1993 style ‘Dreams In The Jungle’ by Doctor Genesis. Foul combines Twilight Zone style spookiness with half step beats and rapid fire amens for ‘Civil Protection’ while ‘Stateside Jungle Vol 1’ gets a large injection of Hip Hop hybrid Junglism on Hired Gun ‘For My Next Trick (Annias Remix)’
Hoodz revisits the brilliant and sorely missed Future Jungle sound with ‘Nice n EZ’ followed by the innovative indie/grunge rock meets jungle of Indradevi ‘Step Away featuring Sophea Pel’
Meanstreak starts an amen break fueled ‘Fiyah’ before Medit8 stokes that fiyah in an insane fashion with ‘Take It Back’, a precursor to the even more insane Natty Ruler ‘All About To End’
Nick Dagger blends spooky Jump Up & Jungle with ‘Haunted’, O Minus takes it back to 94/95 with ‘Massive’ while PVK revisits 1996 with the busy ragga style ‘Cutty Saxy’
R.A.W. & Delano inject some party vibes into proceedings with ‘Living In The Bass’, a tune that subtly nods to a Chaka Khan soul classic. R.A.W. & Dip Vertigo drop a little bit of 97 style Metalheadz influenced Techstep on ‘Dark Side’
R.A.W. collabs with Six Foot Unda for the uptempo ‘Return Of The Junglist’ warming things up for the hard fast amentalism that is Reen & Crease ‘Excuse’
Rez sends for the hardcore junglists with ‘Test Dead’, Scooby mixes up Ghetto bass with Jungle for ‘Step Up’, Setwon splices the amen breaks spectacularly on ‘Cold Riddem’ before SpinSir & 2Much cool things down with half stepper ‘Bassline Pressure’
There’s still time for some ruff n’ rugged action supplied by Truant with ‘Yesca Love (Medit8 Remix)’ and Xian Juan ‘No Pussy Cyat’, what ‘The Donald’ has failed to do, these junglist soldiers manage with style!!!!