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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba

Scuba

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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Jan 9 2022
2 mins
#019 Chris Liebing
Techno is a functional form of art, one which on first glance might seem highly formulaic but upon closer inspection reveals itself to be almost infinite in the number of variants in which it can appear while still feeling fresh. https://instagram.com/chris_liebing (Chris Liebing) is a master of the style. From a starting point in the early-90s Frankfurt scene, through launching his recently-relaunched label CLR in 1999, up to his present position as one of the world's best-known Techno DJs, as comfortable playing Coachella as he is at https://berghain.de (Berghain), he has moved with the times while staying true to his self-confessed obsession with the kick drum. In this conversation we discuss the continuing importance of record labels, the increasing irrelevance of albums (even as he releases them on https://instagram.com/muterecords (Mute)), the origins of Techno, the enduring appeal of DJing, the phenomenon of Tiktok, and much else besides. Chris is such an interesting guy, with huge knowledge and experience - you will love this episode! This week on Hotflush we welcome https://instagram.com/closetyi (Closet Yi), dropping the first track from her forthcoming EP this Friday. And we celebrate the full release of https://instagram.com/psyk____ (Psyk's) Scattered EP on Who Whom. Get involved on https://hotflush.bandcamp.com (Bandcamp). Discuss the show in the https://discord.com/invite/98423K8gap (Hotflush Discord Server) Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gs2nOUls8kP3UmMVPWhL3?si=00ba0908e4c14c4f (Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist) For more links and other info visit https://scubaofficial.io (the official Scuba website) Follow Scuba: https://twitter.com/scubaofficial (twitter) https://instagram.com/scubaofficial (instagram) http://scubaofficial.bandcamp.com/ (bandcamp) http://spoti.fi/scuba (spotify) https://music.apple.com/us/artist/scuba/220276686 (apple music) https://www.beatport.com/artist/scuba/1550 (beatport)
6d ago
1 hr 41 mins
#018 Melissa Taylor
Musicians often view the public relations side of the industry with a degree of suspicion. Sometimes outright hostility. This is occasionally the result of misinformation, or perhaps just a poor level of understanding of what can be a crucial cog in the wheel of an artist's career. But like most things in music there can be a slightly unsavoury side to the construction of narrative and crafting of messages of the sort that PRs get up to which justifies a certain level of cynicism. Melissa Taylor, we can rest assured, is not one of the bad ones. The owner of https://tailored-communication.com/ (Tailored Communication), her day job as a PR guru(!) also involves management, and music consultancy. She was formerly press officer at https://www.fabriclondon.com/ (Fabric) in London, and is a current board member of the streaming co-operative Resonate. She is also an engaging and witty conversationalist, and someone who is unafraid to be disagreed with - which is fortunate as we did have some points of departure in the course of this episode. But that's what a free exchange of ideas is all about, right? And in woefully short supply in the music conversation generally. We cover topics including the problems of the streaming model, the role of co-operatives in a potential improvement, what it was like promoting a record in the early 2000s, the inability of the industry to deal with diversity issues, the Berlin club scene, the death of music reviews, and much else besides. A great episode, you'll love it. On Hotflush-affiliated labels this week we welcome Jayson Wynters to Rhythm Nation, and check https://yaeltrip.bandcamp.com (Etapp Kyle's remix of Glaskin's Slim Line monster). Some links from Melissa: https://resonate.is/pricing/ (https://resonate.is/pricing/) https://pioneerworks.org/broadcast/library-music-liz-pelly (https://pioneerworks.org/broadcast/library-music-liz-pelly) Join us in the https://discord.com/invite/98423K8gap (Hotflush Discord Server) Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gs2nOUls8kP3UmMVPWhL3?si=00ba0908e4c14c4f (Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist) For more links and other info visit https://scubaofficial.io (the official Scuba website) Follow Scuba: https://twitter.com/scubaofficial (twitter) https://instagram.com/scubaofficial (instagram) http://scubaofficial.bandcamp.com/ (bandcamp) http://spoti.fi/scuba (spotify) https://music.apple.com/us/artist/scuba/220276686 (apple music) https://www.beatport.com/artist/scuba/1550 (beatport)
May 10 2022
1 hr 36 mins
#017 A Guy Called Gerald
Manchester in the late 1980s was as vibrant a musical environment as you could wish for, and following the second Summer of Love in 1987 societal barriers were crumbling as the combination of music and ecstasy provided the catalyst for eventually became the all-conquering leviathan that we now know as the global rave scene. A Guy Called Gerald made key contributions to that moment, but the experience of releasing transcendent music via an industry that made today's seem like a paragon of professionalism was far from straightforward. His subsequent journey through genres, performance, and legal wrangling, has left him with a deeply held sense of independence. We discuss all of the above over two highly interesting hours, in addition to digging into the specifics of how the industry might develop and many other sidetracks. This week on Hotflush we welcome Psyk into the fold with his forthcoming EP 'Scattered'. Stand by for release news from Locked Groove coming this Friday... hotflush.bandcamp.com Join us in the https://discord.com/invite/98423K8gap (Hotflush Discord Server) Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gs2nOUls8kP3UmMVPWhL3?si=00ba0908e4c14c4f (Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist) For more links and other info visit https://scubaofficial.io (the official Scuba website) Follow Scuba: https://twitter.com/scubaofficial (twitter) https://instagram.com/scubaofficial (instagram) http://scubaofficial.bandcamp.com/ (bandcamp) http://spoti.fi/scuba (spotify) https://music.apple.com/us/artist/scuba/220276686 (apple music) https://www.beatport.com/artist/scuba/1550 (beatport)
May 3 2022
2 hrs 16 mins
#016 Dubstep Wars - Nicole Cacciavillano
No-one knew anything about Dubstep in 2005. Almost no-one in London but definitely no-one in Denver, or so it would've been reasonable to assume but Nicole Cacciavillano launched her Dubstep night Submission that year and runs it to this day, now at her own venue The Black Box. It's fair to say that Nicole has been extremely influential in the development of the music scene in Denver, in her capacity as a promoter running her own parties, consulting for larger corporate venues, and since 2016 as a venue owner herself. We cover topics including the running of venues generally and in a pandemic situation, how to build a music scene from the ground up, the divergence of the UK and North American bass music scenes, and how Skrillex appeared fully-formed apparently from nowhere. Nicole is a unique person and this is a deeply interesting and engaging conversation. Get involved! Quick note to say that some of the audio in this week's episode is a bit glitchy - rest assured that we will be back to exemplary sound quality next week. Coming up on the labels this week we have something fresh on Who Whom.... hit up hotflush.bandcamp.com on Friday for full details. Join us in the https://discord.com/invite/98423K8gap (Hotflush Discord Server) Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gs2nOUls8kP3UmMVPWhL3?si=00ba0908e4c14c4f (Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist) For more links and other info visit https://scubaofficial.io (the official Scuba website) Follow Scuba: https://twitter.com/scubaofficial (twitter) https://instagram.com/scubaofficial (instagram) http://scubaofficial.bandcamp.com/ (bandcamp) http://spoti.fi/scuba (spotify) https://music.apple.com/us/artist/scuba/220276686 (apple music) https://www.beatport.com/artist/scuba/1550 (beatport)
Apr 26 2022
1 hr 42 mins
#015 Clearing The Floor#014 Tim Exile#013 Mark Broadbent#012 Surgeon#011 Yotam Avni#010 Appleblim#009 Mano Le Tough#008 Machinedrum#007 Deadbeat#006 dBridge#005 Roska#004 CINTHIE#003 Tiga#002 Recondite#001 Will SaulIntro Section