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Podcast 106: Roska

Anyone who's read our current cover story knows that we here at XLR8R are digging the underground sounds of London and all the ways that UK funky is intermingling with dubstep, house, and other genres. Leading the way are artists like Cooly G, Geeneus, and the author of this week's podcast, Roska. In the span of just a handful of releases and remixes, many on his own Roska Kicks & Snares imprint, the man born Wayne Goodlitt has developed a trademark sound, highlighted by hard-hitting, syncopated drum beats and a proclivity toward upfront percussion. This mix finds Roska combining many of his own creations with a mixture of unreleased heaters and a few of this nascent scene's biggest tunes.

01 Roska "The Sheppard" (Roska Kicks & Snares)
02 Poxymusic feat. Gina Mitchell "War Paint (Claude VonStroke Remix)" (Hussle)
03 Roska & Jamie George "Love 2 Nite (Roska Dub Mix)" (Roska Kicks & Snares)
04 Cooly G "Love Dub Refix" (Hyperdub)
05 Geeneus "Yellowtail VIP" (Rinse)
06 DVA "Nasty Nasty Nasty (Roska Remix)" (DVA)
07 The Dark House Project "Ruckas" (Kenzo)
08 Roska & Jamie George "Wonderful Day" (Roska Kicks & Snares)
09 Roska "Holograph" (Fantastic 4)
10 Shortstuff "Tripped Up" (Ramp)
11 Roska "Gone To A Better Place (Malice Deepstramental Mix)" (Roska Kicks & Snares)
12 OB "ER" (Invasion)
13 Ill Blu "Blu Magic" (Ill Blu)

9 comments Roska

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 09:17

biiiiiiiiiiig up

Mikey's Shadow (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 11:37

Weird, this sounds alot more straight forward house than what he and others play on Rinse.fm. Where's all the soca and broken beat influences, the subby lowend? Not until the end of this mix do I feel the hype start to build into what I consider proper UK funky/mutant whatever you wanna call it. It's still a good mix just not that ground breaking...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 10/04/2009 - 05:57

i agree with mikey..

ete ete berlin berlin (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/07/2009 - 07:20

i agree with me
good mix

Dj Cheech Stavele (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 10/08/2009 - 09:41

great sounds,man !!!!!!! www.mixtape21.com


Vibem@ker Larry M (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 18:47

This sounds to me like Chicago and Detroit house from the 80's.

Inta (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 02:45

this is a BIG mix and I am so glad it's not just soca and broken cause that's the hype but the essence is all over house & bass. f'ing wikkid mix Roska!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 00:28

Vital Sines here holdin down UK Funky & Deepa Dubstep here in Phoenix! I love Roska's style. A lil bit Chicago/Detroit House, Lil bit UK G, and Soca/Afrobeat all twizzled into a ROSKA sound. BIG UPS ROSKA!!!
IF u wanna hear fresh UK Funky tunes. Check dis:

daleduro (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 11:11

you said it inta. personally this brought me back to the simple but inspired sounds of plastic city / plastic city america in the late 90's... great mix roska.

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