South London producer Wayne Goodlitt aka Roska, has been a steady fixture on the UK club circuit since the turn of the decade. From kick-starting his career with his own Roska Kicks & Snares label, the UK funky spearhead has released a diverse series of records on lauded home grown imprints such as Hotflush, Numbers and Rinse.
Roska has had a part to play in the rapidly shifting face of bass music, managing to adapt and innovate his own productions into a hybrid of whatever he sees fit, perhaps most notably via Pinch’s Tectonic label, where Roska’s darker side has been exercised on tracks such as ‘480 BC’ and ‘Hyperion’.
His most recent project sees a revival of Bakongo, his Afro-inspired alter ego. With previously releases via his RKS label and Mele’s imprint Quadrants, the funky pioneer sees a return to LA-based label Pinkturban, with two afro-saturated club tracks that drill bass-heavy drum workouts laced with that classic Roska swing.
As one of our Hyp mix’s earliest contributors we invite Goodlitt back as Bakongo, with an hour of selections that fuel bass-bending mechanics and tribalist drum-workouts. Rollers from Crazy Cousinz, MJ Cole, Kode 9 and the man himself! Check below.
Soule Power – Lost (Bakongo Remix)
MJ Cole – Alcatraz
Cause & Affect – Foo
Bakongo – Grind
Bakongo – Skin 2 Skin
Leftfield – Afro Left (Melé Edit)
Fermi – Cassini
Jowaa – Boss Du Festival
Bakongo – Amhara
WxT – Hudson Moore
Bakongo – Awe
T x Bash – Porta Time
Crazy Cousinz – Masaai
Bakongo – Bout It
Bakongo – Bambara
Cassini – Lemsippin’
Kode 9 – Uh
T Williams x Jus Now – You Got Me
Six Stroke – Tell Ya
Otm Shank – Bounce (Bakongo Remix)
Bakongo’s Awe/Bout It EP is out now via Pinkturban. Order it here.