As one of the most prominent names in UK funky, Roska has seemingly always been associated with his trademark blend of percussive grooves, syncopated basslines and party-ready bangers. No surprises then, that his label, Roska Kicks and Snares, continues to push the envelope and provide a platform for artists of a similar persuasion.
KTM’s latest, ‘Control/No Emotion’ is a nifty instrumental two-tracker which fits right in with the above descriptions. The record kicks off with ‘Control’, a track that never takes its eyes too far off its clear Gqom influences. A crisp marching snare floats atop a pulsing bass and kick combo whilst plonky synths fire off across the stereo.
‘No Emotions’ as a follow-up is thematically consistent, not veering far from the established formula here. With a generous amount of room the arrangement is allowed to breathe, feeling much more like an opening track, prime for blending as the night charts its course. Hummed vocables, sitar one-shots and subtle strings punctuate phrases and the end result is a sparse, hypnotic B-side to the release.
Control/No Emotion is a concise two-sider with clear emphasis on aerated soundscapes and entrancing rhythmics. A neat little addition to any DJs toolbox.
You can listen to The 3000 Network Premiere of Control below:
Control/No Emotion is available to stream/download below: