Paul Rose – better known to the world as techno maverick Scuba – and his Hotflush imprint have shaped the direction of the electronic scene’s bass-heavy landscape more than most.
He continues: “We made a conscious decision to move away from albums and just release singles last year, which worked really well. We’ve released less and tried to make each single more of an event. In 2015 we’re going to be back into albums though.”
Hotflush boss Scuba returns to the airwaves launching his brand new weekly show, SCB Radio, throughout the world for a packed hour of music each week. Every week Scuba will be presenting a rundown of his favourite tunes, not so much in a mix format but playing tracks and putting them into a bit of context and hopefully introducing you to some music you haven’t heard before.
heralded a fresh musical approach for Scuba. Speaking frankly, he explains: “I felt that I’d taken that approach of being intentionally contrary to its fullest conclusion and that it was time to do something different.” The Phenix series of EPs were the first sign of that: a darker, more introspective musical direction melding dancefloor dynamics with brooding atmospheres and spectral vocals which he would later hone and develop into 2015’s acclaimed full-length Claustrophobia.
Moving into the present, in 2016 Scuba was named as London clubbing institution XOYO’s first resident of the year, bringing his 12 Weeks of Techno spectacle to the UK capital with such exalted and eclectic guests as Nina Kraviz, Shackleton, Len Faki, Veronica Vasicka and Mind Against. Each and every date across the three months was sold out as demand for Scuba and his musical vision hit new heights. With a new weekly radio show and tour diary as brimful as ever, this shows no signs of abating.