Roska (RKS - UK) Kozee, IceCreams, Ryury +more - Soundpieces SF

Working across UK funky, house and various, mutated strains of bass-heavy club music, Roska has earmarked himself as one of the UK’s most accomplished underground exponents.

Through a series of releases via influential dance labels like Numbers, Tectonic and Hotflush, as well as two albums for Rinse Recordings in 2012, he originally blazed a trail for funky to return to the clubs. He has continued to push the sound firmly into the future too, albeit now punctuated by his wider influences, via his own, genre-blurring Roska Kicks & Snares (RKS) imprint. Presiding over 50 releases, RKS has welcomed the likes of MA1, Champion, Gemmy and Doc Daneeka to the label since its inception in 2009 and now functions around a core base of new artists; Tony Tokyo, J Kenzo’s Jodo Kast project, Majora, Transcode and Frederique. After spending the last four years releasing via different platforms, 2016 will also see Roska return to RKS for the first time proper since 2009.

A renowned DJ to boot, Roska’s ‘Roska Presents’ brand has seen him curate line-ups across the UK for the last five years and after recently returning from a tour of Asia – he took in dates in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul – 2016 is already shaping up to be a busy year in the clubs. Armed with a series of fresh remixes for artists including Matthew Herbert, grime-rap star CasIsDead, DJ Fresh and even Diplo, Roska is also prepping releases for Low Steppa’s Simma Red, Form & Function and Pinch’s crucial label hub, Tectonic.

With a temporary move away from regular radio also in motion, a lot lies in store over the next few years – a defining period in Roska’s impressively diverse and equally influential career so far.

Belt driven learned Michigan Native and Californian grown DJ/Producer, Kozee, has an unmatched energy behind the decks and in front of the crowd. Kozee, as a fan and dj, is an integral part of the burgeoning bass music scene in the United States. She attributes her love affair with music, early, at the age of 7, when she compiled her first mixtape, inadvertently on the path towards creating her own music one day.

It was in the early 90’s when she started collecting jazz, hip-hop, and jungle vinyl and in building those mixtapes she landed an opening slot for DJ Maseo of De La Soul.

With the insurgence of Grime and Dubstep that had made its way to the US in 2004 Kozee quickly became a fan, retired the Jungle / DNB sets and has been an intrinsic part of Dubstep in the states since 2005. She compiled her first Dubstep mix in June 2006, she toured UK and Sweden in 2008, was a featured artist on one of the biggest Dubstep tunes of 2009, Crack- DZ feat Kozee and in 2009 created the name Brostep on dubstepforum.com (in jest) and the word has now, for some, become an international meme to live by.

While successful in Dubstep, in 2010 Kozee started to experiment with her sound, this sound gained international attention from UK Bass and UK Garage labels such as Audio Doughnuts, Sounds of Sumo and Four40 Records. In the end of summer 2012 Kozee played at Dimensions Festival in Croatia, making her the first female from the US to DJ the festival.

From 2012 to current Kozee has had a very busy remix release year for her she was also honored to be able to release and remix a tune for Wonder (Rinse.Fm , Dumpvalve, 2004 US Tour DJ for Dizzee Rascal) and her favorite Grime MC, Trim. Currently, with great UK recognition, Kozee continues to keep herself busy with djing, writing and remixing for national and international labels, has started a new monthly radio show on N10.as based in Montreal called ‘Thicc at Night’ all while balancing and completing Barbering School full time.

with releases on: Moveltraxx, Hot Mom USA, Top Billin, Four40 Records, Slit Jockey, Sounds Of Sumo, Audio Doughnuts, Hot N Heavy, 119 Sound, Wonderland, Influx Audio

RYURY has a huge arsenal of diverse and hard to find sounds for all occasions. His sets go from here to there and back again. Known for always having the freshest and hottest tunes around he has a very good reputation amongst peoples for always keeping it a level above anyone else. He has shared the stage with a ridiculous amount of artists and knows how to throw down on the turntables like a bo$$

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