Thursday, 18 November 2010

Roskaaa Roskaaa Roskaaa

Roskaaa Roskaaa Roskaaa! If you know the jingle that I'm talking about, you will know that it's one of those jingles which sticks in the mind, one of those jingles that you subconsciously find yourself uttering. Anyway...

After recently being nominated as the 'Best Producer' in the DJ Mag 2010, Roska reminded us of the very production which resulted in his nomination in the first place. On his usual show on Rinse Fm which takes place on a Tuesday evening, he did something unusual and graced the airwaves with two hours of purely Roska production. Not being one of those producers that are just a one hit wonder within the scene, Roska displayed his consistency, variety and his fantastic ability to produce hit after hit.

When I initially heard him announce that he was going to do a show consisting of purely Roska production, I was quite inquisitive but nonetheless, I knew that we were in for a real treat. He kicked off the show with his remix of a beautiful vocal track entitled 'Promise' by Darkus Beat Company which was released in 2008/9. This eased the show in nicely creating a relaxed and soulful vibe, whilst combining this with that deeper and darker twist which Roska is often renowned for bringing to tracks. Some of my personal favourites which are featured on the show are 'Climate Change,' 'Wonderful Day' and Roska's remix of Hardhouse Banton's 'Reign'! However, don't assume that the show was purely Funky. In case some of you simply thought that Roska was a House and Funky producer, listening to this show will allow you to hear not only the the variety of genres which this producer has delved into throughout his career, but also his experience in genres across the board.

Rather than me continuing to outline some of my favourite Roska tracks which were featured on the show, which is extremely tempting but would take me far too long, why not just listen to it for yourself? You can listen to it here. Whilst, you can alternatively download it by clicking here and scrolling down to the date 'Tuesday - 16th November' where you will then need to right-click on 'Roska' and select 'Save target as.'

It would only be right for me to end this by saying 'Roskaaa Roskaaa Roskaaa!'

Friday, 5 November 2010

Hello Good Morning!

At midday today as most of us were coming up to our Lunch breaks or were perhaps actually enduring them,the Hello Good Morning UK Grime Remix video became available to the public. This track has not only been a major breakthrough for the UK Grime Scene,but also the UK Music scene as a collective.This video is just one product of what occurred when the 'Microphone Champion' Skepta collaborated with Diddy who is arguably one of the most influential men in the World.

Before I get to the actual video in question, I think that it is of relevance to look back at this Skepta freestyle from the year 2006 which was performed live on the SK Vibemaker's radio show.

Now if you watched and listened to that freestlye closely enough,at 3.18 minutes on in the clip you would have heard Skepta state that he wants to 'make P's like Diddy.' People may have laughed at the lyric and perhaps disregarded it, but here we are 4 years later watching the product of what happened when Skepta and Diddy eventually linked up. He is now effectively making P's WITH Diddy!!!

Without procrastinating this any further, this is what actually happened when the King of Grime,Skepta worked alongside the King of Bad Boy Records,Diddy!SERIOUS...