Scuba, aka Paul Rose, aka Spectr, aka SCB aka the man behind Hotflush Recordings has just announced details of his third album Personality. Promising a breadth of styles that fall loosely under the banner of electronic club music, Personality comes hot on the heels of his well received DJ Kicks contribution. In fact 2011 was something of a vintage year for Rose with SUB:STANCE going from strength to strength, including a new outpost in New York, albums by Sepalcure and Mt. Kimbie arriving via Hotflush and singles such as his own ‘Adrenaline’ and Paul Woolford’s ‘Stolen’ causing mayhem in the clubs. You can read more about the album in this mini-interview for RA. And don’t forget to tune into Scuba’s NYE 2011 mix for Mary Anne Hobbs below which premiered his album’s upcoming new single ‘The Hope’ as well as the single’s b-side ‘Flash Addict’, both out on February 6th.
01. Ignition Key
03. The Hope
04. Dsy Chn
07. Cognitive Dissonance
11. If U Want
Hotflush Recordings will release Personality on February 27th, 2012.
Hotflush Recordings head honcho Scuba is preparing for the release of his forthcoming 12” on Will Saul’s Aus Music (for those of you who missed it, here is a link to our interview with Saul).
We don’t usually report on 12” but this is a special exception as it is a release from Scuba under his SCB pseudonym and is straight up house music. In fact, dare we say it but it is almost funky house music.
It is a rare diversion from Scuba’s usual bass-heavy, futuristic takes on the ever-changing dubstep sound, but it does not disappoint one bit.
SCB’s Loss/FutureUnknown is the first original SCB material to surface outside of Rose’s own circle of labels. As the press release tells us: ”’Loss’, with its spacey melodies and repeating vocal slices, builds and builds into a slice of pure unadulterated dancefloor joy, very much in keeping with the musical territory occupied by Aus at the moment. On the flip side, ‘Future Unknown’, fills out the atmospherics with dark stabs and driving rhythms which eventually give way to an almost Scuba-esque brand of floating euphoria.”
Loss/FutureUnknown will be available via Aus Music from 21st March.