Scuba – aka Paul Rose, aka SCB, aka boss man at Hotflush recordings – first came on to our radar in early 2007 with a track called ‘Harpoon’. Back then Scuba’s sound sat squarely in the underground dubstep scene, but stood out from the rest with an impenetrable moody depth, more subtle use of bass and wave after wave of unearthly melody.
Scuba – Harpoon
Scuba has always had a unique sound capable of sending you into spiralling thought with just a few beats. As a producer his earlier work resulted in a string of pioneering dubstep productions, and a clutch of brilliant remixes such as his epic eerie reworking of Fever Ray’s ‘When I Grow Up’.
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Scuba’s Straight Down Mix)
In more recent years, Scuba’s sound has taken on more influences from the wider electronic music scene around him. Under his monika SCB, Scuba has released some compelling techno driven house tracks that shake off the more melancholy introspective mood of his earlier work. 2011′s ‘Loss’ is a driving track that shows off an increasingly dance floor orientated style in his music.
SCB – Loss
‘Adrenalin’, released towards the end of 2011, is a natural progression for a producer clearly influenced by the ever merging worlds of dubstep, house, techno and garage. Scuba’s range as a DJ and producer is an evolving one, and it will be interesting to see what the next release from this versatile producer will deliver.
Scuba – Adrenalin
Scuba’s 3rd LP ‘Personality’ is out this year, with the first single ‘The Hope’ out on the 6th Feb.