121 episodes

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.
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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba Scuba

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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.
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    #112 Doc Scott: DnB from Rage and Metalheadz to now, "it's all about the energy it creates"

    #112 Doc Scott: DnB from Rage and Metalheadz to now, "it's all about the energy it creates"

    D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live
    We haven't covered Drum n Bass anywhere near as much as I'd like. dBridge was an early guest, and we've also had Fracture, Chris from Hospital, and Krust. So that's not even 5% of the episodes so far, and DnB really is a fascinating topic.
    Doc Scott was there from the very start. A teenage attendee of acid house raves like Sunrise, he was on the dancefloor at Rage, and a regular on the decks at one of the most legendary club nights of all time of any genre - Metalheadz at the Blue Note.
    An important producer in the 90s, including the all-timer Shadow Boxing, he hasn't released a tune in over 20 years, but still runs his label 31 Recordings and DJs all over the world.
    We talk about the history of the scene, those acid house raves, the detailed story of the Rage - Jungle Fever - Speed - Metalheadz progression. And we get deep into the DnB scene today, which he regards as being as good as ever.
    This is a great conversation, and hopefully the first of more DnB coverage coming up!
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation in the public channels.
    Listen to the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    #111 James Ellis Ford: producing Depeche Mode, Blur, and Pet Shop Boys, "sometimes it feels totally surreal"

    #111 James Ellis Ford: producing Depeche Mode, Blur, and Pet Shop Boys, "sometimes it feels totally surreal"

    Sign up for London / Bristol / Manchester Scuba live shows! scubaoficial.io/live
    What's it like to mediate a disagreement between members of one of the biggest bands in history? And to do that while you're trying to produce their new record?
    This is a question which is answered in this week's episode, in which our guest is one of the most prolific producers of Big UK Acts of the last two decades.
    As well as being a member of Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford (occasionally with his middle name included) has a production credits list which includes Depeche Mode, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Pet Shop Boys, and Beth Gibbons.
    If that's not going to yield some good podcast content, then the blame should fall squarely on the host.
    We discuss the role of the record producer today, as well as how that role has changed over time. Regular questions like the one about AI are covered. And we also get into detail about some specific projects, including the making of the brand new Pet Shop Boys record in James' home studio.
    This is a highly illuminating discussion on a topic that isn't particularly well understood. One of the best episodes so far, and a worthy follow-up to Steve Davis last week!
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a credit or debit card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation in the public channels.
    Listen to the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    #110 Steve Davis: Snooker, fame, and modular synths, "I was sh*tting myself!"

    #110 Steve Davis: Snooker, fame, and modular synths, "I was sh*tting myself!"

    How many elite sportsmen know their way round a modular synthesiser?
    Steve Davis was the first modern star of snooker. He dominated the game in the 1980s, winning six world titles, appearing in 8 of the 9 finals between 1981 and 1989. He was ranked number one in the world for seven consecutive years, posted the first ever 147 maximum break in official competition, and was easily (Alex Higgins hipsters aside) established as the best player ever to play the game by the end of that decade.
    As well as being the most successful player at that point, he was also the first snooker player to do product endorsements, and fully participate in the emerging business of sports entertainment, guided by the legendary manager and promoter Barry Hearn.
    What brings him to the Not A Diving Podcast is his second career as a DJ and member of The Utopia Strong, an experimental band in which he plays modular synth.
    That's a late-career curve ball if ever there was one. But since he's also been President of the British Chess Federation and competed in serious poker tournaments, it's perhaps not as much of a surprise as it might be.
    I was incredibly excited to talk to Steve, and he didn't disappoint... the first NDP guest to have appeared on I'm A Celebrity is always going to be a good episode isn't it?
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a credit or debit card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation there in the public channels, so please do!
    Listen to all (most of) the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    #109 Chloé Caillet: Circo Loco and classical training, "I had to unlearn all that theory"

    #109 Chloé Caillet: Circo Loco and classical training, "I had to unlearn all that theory"

    Coming to you from Dehli, India.... via dodgy mic in a hotel room so don't watch the sound quality!
    I play Vent in Tokyo this Friday, and will be making my debut in Shanghai this Saturday.
    On the show this week...
    What makes an Ibiza DJ? And does anyone want to be one anymore?
    Chloé Caillet is always talked up that way in the press, but there's a lot more to her than a residency at Circo Loco. One of house music's breakthrough DJs of the post-pandemic era, Chloé has really become a big name on the circuit in a way that transcends the pigeonholing that, in fairness, just about everyone in this position has to deal with to some extent.
    We discuss her formative years in Paris and Bristol, as well as her time in New York going to party's like former NDP guest Taimur's Blkmarket Membership.
    Chloé is a classically trained musician so we get deep into that debate. We also cover the AI-in-music questions, the looming changes in music tech and the wider industry, as well as the more recent ones too.
    I hadn't met Chloe before this conversation and it was great to be able to shoot the breeze with her on some crucial stuff. You're gonna enjoy the conversation!
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a credit or debit card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation there in the public channels, so please do!
    Listen to all (most of) the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #108 Nathan Micay: Making music for Netflix, "They said - we need this by next week!"

    #108 Nathan Micay: Making music for Netflix, "They said - we need this by next week!"

    For the dance producer, a move into scoring film and TV is often a secret (or not-so-secret) career aspiration. Hardly anyone manages to pull it off though. How do you do it? And what is the work and life actually like if you make it?
    Nathan Micay has released singles and albums on labels including Aus Music and Lucky Me, but now spends most of his time writing music for projects for Netflix and the like. His CV in that area now includes Industry, the new Sexy Beast series, and HBO's Reality.
    So he's a great person to get into the details of the above questions with... and on this episode we do just that. 
    We also talk about the dance stuff too though, and get some great stories about Berlin, Berghain, and music making generally. 
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a credit or debit card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation there in the public channels, so please do!
    Listen to all (most of) the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    #107 Monty Luke: From the Dotcom Bubble to Planet E, "That was a wild time...!"

    #107 Monty Luke: From the Dotcom Bubble to Planet E, "That was a wild time...!"

    What connects hair metal on the sunset strip with Burning Man, the Dotcom Bubble, and Planet E Communications?
    On this this week's episode we find out, with the man who was formerly label manager for Carl Craig's imprint, grew up in the Bay Area and was in the first group of employees and AskJeeves.com...!
    Monty Luke is a great DJ and producer who has been around the block a few times. We therefore had much to discuss, including the aforementioned journey from dive bars in LA in the late 80s, through early years as a DJ in California rave scene, emerging as a character in the industry to eventually ending up in Berin.
    And we discuss his new album on Rekids too.
    This is a great conversation with a man who has stories for days, you're gonna enjoy it!
    If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features the show without ads, regular bonus podcasts, and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else.
    You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using a credit or debit card, with Paypal, or your Ethereum wallet! Head over to scubaofficial.io/support.
    Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation there in the public channels, so please do!
    Listen to all (most of) the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist
    Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport

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    • 1 hr 29 min

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