The 23rd exclusive FACT mix comes courtesy of Roska. Here’s what we said about the Norwood funky don when we profiled him in our December/January issue:

“As for many of the scene’s notable figures, UK garage was Londoner Roska’s entry point into music-making: “I started MCing, me and my cousins just messing about in the bedroom and stuff like that. We did a few raves, and then we went our separate ways. It was all grime after that, and we weren’t really interested in it.”

“Alienated by the badman chat endemic to grime – “a lot of the stuff that MCs were talking about, the gun lyrics, just didn’t relate to me” – Roska fell under the spell of house and broken beat, and swapped his mic for a producer’s chair. “These days I prefer being in the background, to be honest…” Roska’s three 12”s to date are already underground classics: the massive ‘Feeline’, notable for its Perlon-alike B-side ‘Boxed In’, the Climate Change EP and, most recently, Elevated Levels – on which you’ll find ‘Our Father’, a bolshy highlight of Marcus Nasty and Mak10’s scene-surveying September mix for Rinse.”

He’s one of our favourite DJs around, and his FACT mix features thirty swiftly-mixed tracks, from tried and tested floor-fillers (‘Sirens’, ‘Yellowtail’) to special dubs of ‘Feeline’, ‘Gabrieylle’ refix and ‘Frontline’ and forthcoming Roska material. Dig in:

01 Ill Blu – Frontline (Roska Special)

02 Darkus Beat Company – Promise (Roska Remix)

03 Perempay & Dee – Hypnotic

04 Roska – Feeline (Roska 10K Dub Plate)

05 Karizma – I C U

06 Hard House Banton – Reign

07 Geeneus – As I (feat. Katy B)

08 Audiowhores – Make a Choice

09 Donaeo – Party Hard (Suges – We Belong to the Night)

10 Kenny Dope – Sound Bwoy

11 Roska – Gone to a Better Place

12 Hard House Banton – Sirens

13 Gary Bardouille – Starting Over

14 Karizma – It’s What I Am (Simbad Remix)

15 Wookie – Gallium

16 Fingaprint – Take Over

17 Magic Touch – Hips

18 Geeneus – Yellowtail

19 Roska – Feeline (Original Mix)

20 Kentphonik – Sunday Showers

21 Crazy Cousinz – Inflation

22 Roska – Holograph

23 Roska – Climate Change (Original Mix)

24 D Malice – Gabrieylle Refix (Roska Special)

25 Roska – In Your Handbag

26 Nick Holder – Erotic Illusions (Triple T O V Mix)

27 DJ Gregory – Vasefa (Argy Remix)

28 Geeneus – Into the Future

29 Afefe Iku – Mirror Dance

30 Roska – Over the Horizons



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