it’s the connection to dubstep that continues to define Scuba’s music. If it weren’t for the crackle and hum of London’s ghosts, these tracks would likely remain tied to a teutonic rigidity. Instead they positively effervesce with barely restrained energy and an infectious unwillingness to sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. »
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scuba, aka paul rose, has been at the forefront of the dubstep scene since its birth. having founded the innovative and influential hotflush recordings label in 2003, he has continually brought colour and depth to an advancing genre, expanding its sonic structure and increasing its influence on the wider electronic scene. through scuba and seminal work by central figures including distance, vex'd and more recently mount kimbie and joy orbison, hotflush remains crucial to the immediate moment and the developing future of the most exciting aspects of electronic music. following the first scuba lp, a mutual antipathy (2008), and the more recent aesaunic ep (2009), this album takes the scuba sound to a new level. the collision of dubstep and techno has produced startling music from a wide range of producers in the last few years, none more than scuba, and that has been well documented. but triangulation moves past the dubstep/techno axis and into new territory. working at multiple tempos, the album covers an area ranging from house to experimental drum n bass while retaining the scuba sound that has become so distinctive. you got me and so you think you're special, released as an advance 12', reflect the range of the album with the huge bass and frenetic energy of the former contrasting with the melancholic atmospheres and melodies of the latter. the listless beauty of before, the aggressively percussive minerals and the hyperactive electro of on deck provide further stylistic variation, but this is not simply a collection of tracks - for the best sonic results this album should be listened to in full.
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