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Roska (UK Funky Special)
24 August @ 11:00 pm BST
In the summers of the late 2000s, a new genre imprinted itself firmly on UK dance music, bringing together the frenetic energy of Grime, soulful flavours of UKG and irresistible groove of House. Two sets of ravers that would never normally mingle suddenly came together to appreciate the sun-drenched sounds of UK Funky, buoyed by its unparalleled party spirit and energy.
With influences ranging from West Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America – tinged of course by the quintessential essence of the UK underground – it’s easy to see why. This new scene quickly exploded in a frenzy of quaking knees and wide smiles, echoing iconic carnivals in destinations such as Trinidad and Rio. UK Funky is quite simply perfect party music, so we thought it apt to come together and pay homage to one of the genres at the root of our identity.
Who better to invite than one of the true linchpins in the UK Funky scene… Roska. The London born producer has been on the forefront of the movement since the very beginning, well over 10 years ago. Gaining a residency on Rinse FM was a huge step to success, both for himself and the genre, as was the success of his label RKS. Roska is a hugely respected figure, and rightly so having worked with everyone from Bristol dubstep pioneer Pinch to Serocee and Champion.
We’re gassed to be collaborating with Tropicalé on this one!
Baloo b2b Movement
F O U N D A T I O N S
> Every Friday in the Patterns basement
> £5 before 12 with your name on the wall
> 23:00 – 04:00
Brighton’s best collectives, resident DJs, MCs and special guests representing the finest UK sounds each and every week.
Lara started out at the age of 16 as a blogger, setting up her own platform, MakeItGood which ran for 5 years, featuring mixes and interviews with Dubstep artists in collaboration with FatKidOnFire.
“With over 6 years experience working in music promotion, I feel so glad to be running UKBM again, creating more space for new comers and talented artists. It’s amazing to be able to promote and support Bass culture!”