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UKBMix 072 // Koala

To celebrate his new EP on Ruffhouse Industries, Helsinki-based artist Koala serves up the deeply rhythmic and beautifully dark UKBMix 072

Up next in our UKBMix series and stepping up to the plate, we welcome Helsinki-based producer Koala.

He’s been building his name over the past few years with his high quality, super rhythmic & bass driven productions which have been supported by the likes of Emerald, Marcus Nasty, Mr Mitch and more.

After multiple contributions to their compilations, he has now released the solo project Energia EP on German label Ruffhouse Industries. A huge, rough and ready body of work, perfectly encapsulating his style and sound, fully equipped with remixes from Strict Face and Mignon.

To celebrate the release, Koala has put together UKBMix 072, a mix which only serves to encapsulate his sound furthermore, distilling a dark and moody vibe in one hour of bass-heavy riddims with various styles of percussion.

When talking to us about this mix, Koala said, “This is a slice from the selection of music I’ve got stored for the forthcoming winter season we have up here. In short, tunes to get by the darkness, maybe even shake a leg to or shed a tear to a emotional banger.”

Biggest influence on your music?
Bad Company UK in Helsinki 2001.

Last track you listened to?
Know VA – Artefact (Sully Remix)

What track do you wish you’d made?
Bicep – Glue, so minimal yet so much feels.

Your dream collab would be with?

Favourite piece of music kit?
Korg Prologue, such a wonderful machine.

Last album you listened to start to finish?
Latest from Sevdaliza, Eartheater and Bliss Signal, simultaneously.

Favourite record label?
Noooo, can’t single out one. Any label that puts out good music.

Favourite crisps?
I’m more of a nut man myself (!), but Piper’s Cheddar & Onion are good.


Pinch – Returnity
Holloway – Bad Days
Tymotica – Incoherent Death Experience
E-Unity – Late Tate Tale
Chunky – Pash
Le Dom – Lava Drums
O.m.a.a.r – Grave
LV – Boomslang (feat. Okmalumkoolkat)
Circuit 900 – Halite
FJAAK – Version
Desto – Void
Know V.A – Artefact
Hypho – Why Are You Here?
DJ Plead – Get In Circle
Breach – Fatherless
Lobby – Jet 2
Hossam Ramzy – Ya Sha Eyya On Shlaga Drums (Lemonick Bootyleggg)
Koala – ICTSYD
Schlachofbronx – Shell (feat. Double J)
Dismantle – Bodied
Walton – Djembe
Skeemask – Kappelberg Chant
Octavian – Lightning (Ross From Friends Remix)

Energia EP is out now and available to buy here.

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