2011 UK Funky Going Forth

2010 was an odd year… UK funky progressed, got slated, got rated and also got frustrated. But why and how? More importantly how will it be overcome? What lessons can be learnt? What needs to be changed and what needs to stay the same? Having the title of the UK Funky blogger, I felt it only right to take a deeper look. Following analysis, here you’ll find the conclusion…

2011 UK Funky Going Forth….

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2010 Top 20 UK House & Funky Tracks

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Jackpot (Full Video)

As promised Roska brings us the full video for Jackpot

Aren’t Roska’s videos great!! Ever wonder what you’d look like as an animation?

Roska – Jackpot!

It’s been a while since Roska has graced us with another one of his cartoonised videos and this one includes a well known partner in crime of his Jamie George. This teaser is for Jackpot which we can expect to be released early in the new year…….

Can’t wait to see the rest but in the meantime, Roska has been nominated for Best Producer by DJ Mag for 2010. Why not give him your vote by clicking here?

Look out for the full Jackpot video being released on Christmas Day!!

What’s REALLY Hot!!??

Are you a DJ looking for some less commercial UK Funky sounds? Below you can find some EPs that are either now available or due for release soon…..

DJ Naughty – Goosebumps EP

Released on Roska’s Kicks & Snares label, one of the pioneering producers of the UK Funky sound having creating one of the UK Funky classic bangers titled ‘Quicktime‘ has done what he has great reputation for: producing another banger. Naughty has produced many favourites including Fire Power and Troubles Back as well as doing some great remixes for artists for tracks like ‘Love Lock Down‘ and ‘Sea Sick

Goosebumps is available NOW via the common electronical stores where
you’d usually find other releases from the Kicks & Snares label including iTunes, Traxsource and Juno Download.




Major Notes – Ashanti Spears EP

Major Notes first featured with his powerful vocal featuring Jaide Green titled ‘Hooked on You‘ and his Winter Heatwave EP. Since Major has continued to give us many varied helpings of his own sound including Junglebook and more commercially recognised Friend of Mine, which received airplay on stations such as Choice FM and BBC 1xtra as well as the many underground stations. Some of the Major Notes productions hold a more House elemented sound and now he has returned with the Ashanti Spears EP.

Like what you’re hearing? Available 18th October 2010 in all
well known west end record shops (London).




Smoove Kriminal – The 24HR EP

A producer who is actively making an impression on the circuit since emerging a year ago. Doing everything independently, the levels this producer has reached in order to showcase have been extremely impressive. Previous releases have been available for purchase via UKFunky.Com and Juno Download as well as participating in free downloads. If you’d like to scope through Smoove Kriminal’s productions, check out his YouTube Channel.

The 24HR EP will available independently via www.smoovekriminal.com
only on 18th October 2010.

Meeting Roska…..

Roska

His music had phenomenal effect on first impact. The kicks, snares and broken basslines have many in a trance, unconsciously singing “Roska, Roska!” while involuntarily swinging heads side to side, screwing up faces, as to savour every last decibel passing through the ear drums.

Roska the producer became a highly respected figure in the scene not only for his work, but his forward thinking regarding his music, always ensuring tracks were readily vailable for those who wished to purchase.

Shortly after gaining recognition as a producer, Roska showed signs of exploring the DJ profile which has optimised his success in ways that could never have been imagined, playing across the globe on soil within the ambitions of many DJs of the club scene.

Take a moment with me, as I caught up with the man that goes by the name of Roska….

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FREEBIES!!!!

Roska is giving his ‘Ard Food Remix of Hard House Banton’s Reign for FREE!!!

Not got it yet?? Get your copy from the link below

Click here to get the freeness!!

Roska ft Anesha – I Need Love (FULL)

I gave you a snippet of this track earlier in the blog, and it was loved so much, I thought I’d present you with the full version…..

Roska’s Album has finally been released and is available in all good record stores. Following his tour in the US and getting stuck over there due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, he is also back in the UK *Cheers*

Roska has a new show time on Rinse 100.4 FM of Tuesday 5-7pm, so be sure to lock in and welcome him home!!