Search The Line of Best Fit
Search The Line of Best Fit

A Boy named ROSA links with Dutch producers Emperose and Vice Vic for "Picky" remixes

15 December 2023, 08:40 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

A standout from A boy named ROSA’s debut album FEMALE, “Picky” has been given the remix treatment by two rising stars from the Netherlands.

Self-taught singer, songwriter, rapper, and composer Roger William Saro – the creative force behind ROSA – had already worked with underground producer Vice Vic when he crafted the climactic outro of the visual for “She Belongs to the Show (Part 2)." His deep-house take of "Picky" sees the track slowed down and a freshly recorded second verse added.

Taking inspiration from Dilla and Kaytranada, producer and keyboardist Emperose finds an added dimension to the groove of “Picky” for his translation – transforming it for the dance floor.

The remixes bring more light to the work of Saro, who has emerged as one of 2023’s most intriguing new talents. The Surinamese/Native American creative who grew up in Amsterdam raised by a single mother found his calling by creating worlds through drawing and writing. FEMALE, released last month, is a strong opening statement for Saro, dealing with the nuances and interplay of modern relationships.

Share article

Get the Best Fit take on the week in music direct to your inbox every Friday

Read next