Posts Tagged ‘roska’

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Four Tet

March 22, 2010

I realized there has never been a post about Four Tet (Kieran Hebdan) on letanque and figured it’s about time.  He has had a huge influence on me and I am sure on countless other musicians and producers.  I think I have had a crush on his music for almost a decade.  He started as the remix king (sia, madvillain, 2-disc remix album) and then continued on with some really solid solo albums (dialogue, pause, my angel rocks back and forth, everything ecstatic) to name a few.  He sort of disappeared off my radar until his dj-kicks album came out.  It was amazing when it came out but I didn’t quite understand it.  Now, 30 listens and 4 years later I can finally give a wag of my finger and say that he taught me a lesson and I didn’t know it. Now everyone wants to remix him. FFWD today and I can’t get enough of some recent singles/collaborations (burial – moth/wolfcub),   (love cry – remixed by roska, joy orbison), (sing – floating points remix).  Not to mention his newest album – The Is Love In You. I think the number one compliment as a dj or producer would be to work with FOUR TET.

I realize as I search around that I am totally late on this post as he appeared on BBC Radio one not too long ago.  that’s ok,  he deserves more credit.

http://www.fourtet.net/index.php/blog/entry/radio_1_essential_mix/

Some favorites that everyone should have:

As Serious as Your Life [Jay Dee Remix]

And Then Patterns

Rhinestone Cowboy

Love_Cry_Roska_Remix

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letanque’s been missing a little…

March 8, 2010

ROSKA ! ROSKA!

Now that the pukak layer has melted, the sun is shining Roska’s your spring time bounce.

The Sheppard

Supafly (Roska Remix)

Neighbourhood 09 (Roska Remix)

bonus: NV home video

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funky… dubstep minus the mid-range ‘talking fart machine’

March 26, 2009

what is funky?  another dubstep subgenre? a new style of uk house music? or just broken beat in disguise?  well whatever it is i’m lovin’ it.  check out what the guardian has to say about it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/aug/18/brokenbeatmeetstribalhousenowthatswhaticallfunky

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/feb/23/scene-and-heard-funky-dubstep

here are a few selections…

hyperdub-2bad

kode 9 – 2bad

 

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low – moment of truth

 

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darkus beat company – promises (roska remix)

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bassline ting get 4 to the floor

March 24, 2009

bassline-jig

this music is too much fun!

roska-in your_handbag_rekless_baseline_mix

nb funky – nutz baseline mix

love_lucy_-_no_vip_-_ok_formula_4x4_vocal_mix

darkus_beat_company_-_promises_ds1_bassline_mix

this last one (promises), wait  for  the funky breakdown midway and close! very nice.