Scuba at Yes

Exterior of YES music venue in Manchester
YES

Since 2003 Paul Rose – aka Scuba – has released productions covering the entire spectrum of electronic music, revelling in the creative process, and bucking expectations. He’s released five critically acclaimed artist albums and crafted mixes for the DJ Kicks, fabric, and Ostgut Ton, winning a DJ Mag Best Live Act award along the way.

He remains one of the industry’s most astute tastemakers. Celebrating 20 years in 2023, his Hotflush imprint has shaped the direction of the electronic landscape, breaking the careers of innovators such as Mount Kimbie, George FitzGerald and Or:la. He also headed a 5-year run of the seminal ‘SUB:STANCE’ parties at the world’s best club, Berghain, immersing many of the key figures of the UK-centric dubstep movement of the 2000s directly in the core of Berlin’s inimitable techno scene.

Today he continues to chase absorbing creative projects from across the musical spectrum. Beyond his acclaimed solo productions as Scuba, since the pandemic Rose has written his debut film OST; released an indie-tinged mini album with new London vocalist DOMiNii; continued his inspiring collaborative work with Bakongo, the percussive alter-ego of UK Funky legend Roska; and re-birthed his SCB alias with a focus squarely on techno.

Most recently he has released the ‘Hardcore Heaven’ duo of vinyl-only EPs, updating the classic era of acid house and hardcore. The project extends into the 12-track ‘Digital Underground’ mixtape.

Finally, in January 2022 Rose launched the ‘Not A Diving Podcast’, a weekly discussion of meaty industry topics and deep dives into scenes and sounds. Highlights so far include Seth Troxler, Tiga, A Guy Called Gerald, Cassy, Bill Brewster, and legendary promoters Mark Broadbent (We Love Space), Rich McGuinness (Warehouse Project), and Nicole Cacciavillano, the influential club-owner who helped break dubstep in The States. 

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