Roska’s weekly Rinse FM podcasts and his appearance at Lovebox festival provided the perfect soundtrack to my summer last year, so I was extremely pleased to get my hands on his second full-length EP, aptly titled, Roska 2.
Released on Rinse FM’s imprint, Rinse Presents, Roska 2 is a 10-track blend of heavy bass, sweet vocals, and good vibes. Kicking off with You Dun Know – a track I’ve heard at various clubs over the last 10 or so months and can’t get enough of. I think I love this track so much because it works perfectly in any situation, be it at a club or while you’re chilling out at home (or in my case, having a nervous breakdown over uni coursework).
Roska 2 experiments with a variety of sounds, reflecting his growth as a producer. Memories feat. Ruby Goe and OnRinseSinceZeroEight are two tracks that tilt over to the bouncy, electro side of the spectrum, but perfectly compliment heavier tracks such as Go featuring Mz Bratt and Spanner In The Works featuring Swindle and Funtcase, which close the album.
Track four, Do You Like This featuring Jamie George has already gained popularity over the Rinse FM circuit and, along with tracks five and seven The Oracle and Badman featuring Sweetie Irie – weighty tunes, inspired by Roska’s UK Funky roots – are set to be huge hits this summer.
Roska 2 is a great follow up to his previous releases and the ultimate warm up to summer raving. Catch him at this year’s Lovebox festival and every Tuesday 7pm-9pm on Rinse 106.8FM.
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