Thursday, 10 June 2010

DJ Naughty – Firepower EP [Roska Kicks & Snares]

UK Funky has been lighting up dance floors outside of its scene more and more this last few years, branching out of its thriving London underground roots with great success. Names like Lil Silva are getting picked up by Night Slugs, Ill Blue have a Hyperdub release on the cards, Altered Natives should be dropping something on Martyn’s 3024 label and Roska is always keeping a steady stream of releasing from himself and others on Kicks & Snares like this one from: DJ Naughty, he’s been around for some time doing his thing and releasing funky gems that get the dance going and this 12” is no exception.

Roska steps up with a remix of ‘Quicktime’ adding his trademark sonic signature and tough syncopated drum patterns that just roll under a fully loaded sub bass line designed to make you shake it. The melody pops in and out all dubby and funky, reminiscent of music I’d expect to hear in Cuba or something. Roska strips back the original to its rawest elements, taking away the ravey bass but it still works a treat. The highlight here has to be the soulful soca roller ‘Firepower’ bumps and shimmies at you like a subtle variant on the foundations DVA laid with ‘Jelly Roll’, its less loony tunes than that track and more meditative utilising a dub vibe alongside some sine wave synth bass workouts to create a slinky track. The low down and funky drum workout on ‘Gearshift’ makes your hips move even before the dubbed out samples and bassline drops. It’s a minimal roller that just keeps going, ready for the mix.

Download: DJ Naughty – Quicktime (Roska Remix) [Via.]

Originally written for Sonic Router.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails