Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.
Scuba talks to a Detroit native about lockdown, Berlin, and the politics of creativity.
Scuba talks to a real OG head about what really happened in the early Dubstep scene, working with Riz Ahmed, and cutting dubs for DJ EZ
Scuba talks to a key figure in the Newcastle music scene about house music, working with orchestras, and hauntology.
Scuba talks to one of the world's best techno DJs about his Aslice project which seeks to address the imbalance between DJ fees and producer remuneration, amongst many other topics.
Wrapping up 2022
Hello from Tokyo... I am playing at Vent on 28 Dec and in Hakuba on 29 Dec.
On New Year's Eve I will be playing all night in Toronto at Sub Division. Pretty sure that's gonna sell out so grab a final-release ticket quick.
I recorded this on 24 Dec so didn't have a chance to mention the incredibly sad passing of Shaun Roberts, a really important figure in UK Underground music who gave opportunities to so many key artists, particularly through his role at fabric. RIP Shaun.
This week on the show we're rounding up some of the best music of 2022, as picked by members of the Discord community and some by myself too.
I also mention the best DJ set I witnessed this year, and talk a bit about the recent football World Cup and its implications for artists boycotting political regimes (yay!).
If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! We'd be honoured and extremely grateful for your contribution to developing the show. Plus there's a private area...
...in the Hotflush Discord Server
Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
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Scuba talks to a master of the deeper side of house music, Fred P, about vinyl, fixing up discarded audio gear, and growing up in New York City.
Electronic Excellence !
I’m absolutely enamored with this podcast. Scuba is an excellent conversationalist, knowledgeable and creates a vibrancy with each guest. Big support.
Amaré (Sole Aspect Records)
A much needed podcast for the electronic music industry
I found out about this podcast after attending Scuba’s live interview with Ellen Allien at ADE and have been binge-listening ever since. It fills a long-standing hole in the podcast market for long-form interviews with electronic music producers, DJs, club owners, and more. Scuba clearly knows his stuff and seems to have a good rapport or personal friendship with each guest that makes the conversations engaging. You can sense the history he has with them but he also does his research and isn’t afraid to disagree at times. Recommend 💯
Information is power
So many pieces of great information, tips, knowledge, stories, and mistakes to help you along your own musical journey. Plus you get to hear about how your favorite musicians got started. Thank you!