The word ‘legend’ is perhaps thrown about a bit too easily these days, but with Roska it definitely applies.
The London-based producer can only be described as a pioneer of UK Funky, having been a key player right from its earliest days in 2008, both with his much loved productions and wicked DJ sets at nights like FWD and across the Rinse FM airwaves.
His own label Roska Kicks & Snares, which was born in the same year has become widely regarded as the leading label for the sound and not only homed the likes of DJ MA1, Doc Daneeka, Jamie George & DJ Naughty but is still going strong in 2020 with a slew of great releases, including the quality Bopster/Anytime from Roska’s alter ego Bakongo.
Today we are happy to share a brand new mix from the man himself, exclusively put together for UKBM and serves as the 60th mix in our series. It’s fully equipped with big bass lines, infectious rhythms and some new forthcoming Roska material to keep your eyes peeled for.
Talking about the mix Roska said it includes, “A few exclusives from me with a mixture of new and old Funky”
Biggest Influence on your music?
Not really big influences but a collection of influences. Wookie, Zed Bias, Wiley. Dancehall, Grime, Garage and House.
Last track you listened to?
Pop Smoke – The Woo ft 50 Cent & Roddy Rich
What track do you wish you’d made?
Soul II Soul – Back To Life
Dream collab with?
Last album you listened to start to finish?
Jme – Grime MC
Favourite record label?
Outside of my own has got to be Livity Sound
Favourite lockdown snack?
Slowly changing but for most of lockdown it’s been Doritos Chilli w/ Nacho Cheese Dip.
Prince Rapid – Fresh N Clean (Roska Special)
MA1 – Mutombo
MA1 – I’m Right Here (DJ Naughty Remix)
Donae’O – Touch Down
Tribal Brothers – Marching
Roska x Shiva – Levitate
D-Malice – Gabryelle Refix 2 (Roska Special)
Sony – Mysterious Lady
Bakongo – Oww
DJ Polo – Lions Chest (Roska Remix)
DJ Whitecoat – How Does It Feel (Roska Remix)
Crazy Cousinz – Attract
LR Groove – African Master
Roska – Ettiqute
Roska – BFF
Roska – Warming
DJ Polo x Roska – M4
Zed Bias – Spare Ribs (Roska Remix)
Lil Silva – Night Skanker
Roska x Jammz – Don’t Get Gassed (Roska Special)
Roska – Gelato
SOME1 – Lightening ft. Snowy (Roska Remix)
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