Boomkat Product Review:
Lil Jabba brings different, trippy styles to the fore on his keenly awaited follow-up to the 'Scales' album for Local Action. On 'Gully' for True Patnther, the Brooklyn-based producer adds potent traces of techno, trap, and jungle to his Footworking frameworks in six parts covering a broader range of tempos and moods. We can think of few producers in this field who apply such a painterly sensibility to their work, from the fluid darkside strokes, sprayed beats and pointillist melody of 'GRoTTo Anthem' to the hyper-detailed, lucid nightmare vision of 'FLeXIN. (Jabba's CuT.)', taking in the odd-world 3-step projections of 'SKKiMM RiDDiM' and melting, oily contours of 'GuLLY' or the psilocybic Footwork/Jungle (Fungal, anyone?) trip, 'SPuR', to create a captivating, impressionistic world of his own. It all stands out a mile from the rest of the field. RIYL RP Boo, Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, Massacooramaan.