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Rockka shares his Top 10 progressive house inspirations

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Hailing from Sri Lanka, Rockka aka Lakith Adikaram has been releasing his own unique style of progressive music for the better part of three years. Making his mark through a series of Droid9 releases featuring deep and atmospheric grooves, Rockka demonstrated his mastery, paving the way for a notable ascent in his early career. Although younger than most of his contemporaries, the Nugegoda resident impressed going forward, quickly landing projects with Balkan Connection, Droid9, Mango Alley and Yomo Records. Now, in a year that has already seen Rockka make impressive debuts on Clubsonica and RKP, he adds Suza Records to his resume with a three-track showcase entitled 'Coil'.

To celebrate the release of 'Coil', Rockka has curated a collection of 10 Tracks that inspired his progressive house journey. Enjoy!

1. Guy J - Airborne

I'll start my chart with 'Airborne.' It was my initial inspiration to delve deeper into electronic music, sparking a passion that has only grown over the years. The melodies are both captivating and timeless, and it continues to influence and inspire my musical journey.

2. Subandrio - Lost Soul

While exploring this genre, I sought out Sri Lankan artists and discovered Subandrio. His work has been a significant source of inspiration, deepening my appreciation and passion for electronic music. This track blends seamlessly into any setting, enhancing the atmosphere. His unique style and approach have greatly influenced my musical journey, adding a new dimension to my creative process.

3. Kyotto – Would You Be There When the World Fails

This track, created by my mentor, shows that every sound has meaning. Its delicate melodies and layers reflect meticulous attention to detail, making each element impactful. I learned the power of subtlety and nuance in music, realizing even the smallest sound can convey profound emotions.

4. Dosem - Beach Kisses (Joris Voorn Green Mix)

Exploring the contrasts between light and dark music led me to this track, which became an eye-opener for appreciating and drawing inspiration from different styles. Its ability to blend elements seamlessly broadened my musical horizons and deepened my understanding of the genre.

5. Yotto - Cooper's Cup

An one of a kind track when it was released, showcasing raw emotion and sophistication , which left a lasting impact on my music.

6. Black 8 & Araab - Sandwaves

'Sandwaves' by Black 8 was a progressive bomb when it came out. The incorporation of flutes resonated deeply with me, evoking techniques of Middle Eastern influences and adding a unique, soulful touch to the music.

7. Khen - Carolina

The track's emotional depth and intricate layers mirrored my own creative aspirations, urging me to explore new depths in my music. It served as a reminder of the power of storytelling through sound, motivating me to craft immersive and emotive musical experiences.

8. East Cafe - False Visions (Subconscious Tales Remix)

The Subconscious Tales remix of 'False Visions' by East Cafe greatly influenced my understanding of synthesis. Its atmospheric elements and emotive melodies demonstrated practical applications of synthesis techniques, enhancing my ability to create immersive soundscapes.

9. Robert Babicz - Auralphase (Cid Inc vs Darin Epsilon Remix)

This classic track left a mark on my career as a producer. When it came out, it blew my mind. It's incredible how it still sounds so current despite the years.

10. Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z - Small Heart Attack (Guy J Remix)

The final tune on my list needs no description. It's universally loved and has brought countless people together on the dance floor. It transcends language and culture, taking everyone on the same uplifting journey. Music like this reminds us that despite our differences, we are all connected as one.

'Coil' is available now via Suza Records: https://tinyurl.com/bdefzwmb

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