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Roska
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CD

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RINSE 016CD RINSE 016CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

This is the debut full-length album by London, UK's Roska. With a slew of infectious releases on his own imprint Kicks & Snares and a seemingly never ending list of remixes at the request of artists including Zed Bias and Four Tet, the hype on Roska leading up to this album is written on the proverbial wall across radio, in the clubs and on blog sites. A collection of ten of his currently most ubiquitous productions including "I Need Love" and the Jamie George collaboration "Wonderful Day." Undoubtedly, there's a charm in the restraint that Roska affords his production which has seen him adopted by the funky scene as one of their most cherished children. However, welcome as he may be, Roska's more curious than his counterparts to stay outside of the constraints of the genre. He says: "If people wanna call me funky, that's cool, but I don't wanna go out there and say that myself. I hope this album appeals to as many people as possible. I'm travelling abroad DJ'ing in places where funky as we know it here hasn't properly reached and it's a great experience..." Playing to audiences with less rigid expectations has allowed Roska to stay experimental with his sound. Here you'll find curve-ball riddims like "Squark" and "Tomorrow Is Today" which betray his one-time love affair with grime (he was a grime emcee before turning his hand to production.) If it's playing to open-minded crowds that inspires him, then things are really going to heat up for Roska once he returns from Barcelona's Sónar, where he'll be playing as a guest of Mary Anne Hobbs for her BBC Experimental stage, following in the footsteps of Martyn, Kode9 and Joker. Named in Mixmag's "Producers of The Year" list for 2009 after a flurry of EPs, this album is the milestone that marks the firm arrival of Roska.