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Part of the In:Motion takeover
My first introduction to Roska was back in 2010. Firstly there was ‘Squark’, the jovial and bouncy yet (kind of) hard half time club track. Then it was closely followed by his collaborative EP with Untold that really caught my attention. Unique, experimental Dubstep-meets-Dancehall sounds, totally UK and something new.
Soon after this time I found myself distanced from the Dubstep and UK Funky scene for a long while, but of course it’s been churning away behind me for this period, and Roska has been one of the consistent foundations. His love for the sound has not changed one bit, and he’s regularly producing funky banger after funky banger.
Besides his productions, his regular show on Rinse FM was a staple up until it ended in 2015. However his label, Roska Kicks & Snares, has continued to push the beloved UK Funky sound and has been a platform for some killer producers including Champion and J:Kenzo. Through his label, however, Roska is continually pushing lesser known talent in his Dubs series and more.
It’s evident his love for this sound stems from Reggae and Dancehall, and in these genres is where his true inspiration lies. As Roska plays In:Motion on October 27, we invited him to kick off our takeover for the Bristol event series. Here, he gives us a taster of the Dancehall that has influenced his music.