Recognized by many including Red Bull Music Academy as the West Coast Jungle Ambassador, R.A.W. (“Runs All Warehouses”) has been slipping his car out of the driveway to various L.A. warehouses, just like he has since the ’80s to unleash his musical arsenal. Jungle, dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, hardcore techno, cumbia, hip-hop, footwork — his DJ bag proclaims a deep appreciation of varied musical styles he has incorporated into his high energy dj sets.
Some might argue that R.A.W. has been L.A.’s greatest DJ for three decades running. No one has spun music to L.A.’s underground more consistently, more deftly, with more versatility, and to more varied audiences. Long ago, he fused his hip-hop DJ battle techniques to the concept of the “musical journey” that many popular dance music DJs give lip service to but seldom deliver on.
Since 1996, Gonzalez has released a staggering amount of bass heavy music on UK / European labels like Jungle Cakes, Tech:Itch, Dub Shottas, Moonshine, Defrostatica and American labels Ultra, Warner Bros., Liondub International, Lo Dubs, Elm Imprint and his own Digital 6 label. He also produces tons of sample packs for the legendary Industrial Strength Records from NYC and recently was asked by Native Instruments’ Sounds website to produce some hard hitting drum and bass packs. But his main outlet for sample packs can be found on his band camp site where he constantly blesses the producing community with vital sound packs for use in production and dj sets.
He has adopted several DJ names over the years to describe his varied tastes and sounds. B-Boy 3000 is a futuristic hip-hop/jungle hybrid. 6Blocc is for dubstep / footwork. Xikano is his ragga cambia moniker but, R.A.W. is the name that brought him to prominence all over Southern California, when he tore up the early rave scene by lethally applying his hip-hop scratching techniques to dance music. Since 1995 he’s touched down in Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Japan, UK, Germany, Poland, Czech Rep., Belgium, Italy, Romania and tons of other places around the world of course all the major cities throughout the US. Recently he’s been hired to remix and produce for a varied line up of artists like Snoop Lion, Diplo, Bassnectar, Dj Muggs, Benny Page, Numa Crew, Jon Kennedy, Mr Williams and West Coast rappers Mc Eiht, Big Prodeje, LV and Delinquent Habits’ Kemo The Blaxican.
Currently 6Blocc / R.A.W. is running a limited-run vinyl jungle label called Wheel Up and with 3 releases sold out since the end of 2017 he’s looking forward to releasing more quality collectors items for the die hard vinyl junkies.
You can catch 6Blocc every Wednesday night from 10pm to midnight pacific on the legendary Sub FM internet radio station. You never know what to expect form this veteran of bass music with his vast library of vinyl and digital music on hand.