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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#120 Phil Moffa: Running a studio in 2024, "The hybrid is the one, whatever works - do it"
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#120 Phil Moffa: Running a studio in 2024, "The hybrid is the one, whatever works - do it"
D:U:LIVE is coming this week!! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveHow many proper recording studios are there left in big cities in 2024? And how many of those are used regularly for making proper dance music?Probably not that many but one of them is run by this week's guest, a recoding engineer with a ton of house and techno credits and one half of the Lost Souls Of Saturn alongside previous NDP guest Seth Troxler.Phil Moffa is a born-and-raised New Yorker, with the accent to prove it. He's also a great person too discuss many of our favourite topics with, including the historic club scene of NYC, the ethics of music technology, and the current state of house and techno.We also get deep into Phil's journey through music as a DJ, engineer, and lecturer.This is a good one!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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#119 Deas: Outboard vs plugins... is there a right answer? "I don't want to convince anyone!"
Jun 4 2024
#119 Deas: Outboard vs plugins... is there a right answer? "I don't want to convince anyone!"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveWe've been covering techno quite a lot on the show recently, but mostly from a legacy perspective. This week we are joined with one of the last few years' breakdown names on the production side.Based in Krakow, Poland, Karol Mozgawa aka Deas emerged largely via the Audio River festival, a truly world class event which is now its seventeenth year. Releases on CLR, Dynamic Reflection, Planet Rhythm, Materia and others have cemented his name in the DJ sets of the biggest and best techno jocks on the circuit.Karol is a proper studio guy, with a room full of kit in his house outside Krakow, so we get into the weeds a bit with audio interfaces and outboard gear in this conversation.But we also delve into more familiar territory too, addressing the state of the current scene, the good points and bad, as well as some scene-specific stuff in Poland too.This is a good one, 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 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#118 Tom Vek: Blockchains, fragmentation, and a post-format world, "It always comes back to songs"
May 28 2024
#118 Tom Vek: Blockchains, fragmentation, and a post-format world, "It always comes back to songs"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveTom Vek is a solo artist from the UK who has been signed to majors, indies, and been self released. He was in the news recently in the debate surrounding James Blake's Vault platform, penning an opinion piece on the subject in the Guardian.So obviously we discuss all that stuff in this conversation, as well as his own contribution to the music distribution development conversation - the Supercollector blockchain platform.We also get into his journey as a musician, from his extremely great first album 'We Have Sound' through a difficult period on Island/Universal, via his various excursions in tech and up to the present day.Tom is a great guy whose music I've been a fan of for many years and you're gonna enjoy this 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 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#117 Quinn (Paranoid London): Anonymity and acid house, "We'd always press fewer copies than we had preorders for!"
May 21 2024
#117 Quinn (Paranoid London): Anonymity and acid house, "We'd always press fewer copies than we had preorders for!"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveIs it possible for the music to do the talking in 2024?Maybe, but probably not the extent that Paranoid London managed it for the first few "vinyl-only, no interviews" years of their career. Quinn joins us on this episode for a chat that includes a lot more laughter than usual for an episode of this podcast. But that's a good thing!And we talk about some interesting stuff too, like their new album, the effect of playing on big stages, how great London is right now, recording techniques... and a lot more. This is a good one, 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 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#116 Ceri: Technique, vinyl, and Ibiza "You have to put your soul into the music"
May 14 2024
#116 Ceri: Technique, vinyl, and Ibiza "You have to put your soul into the music"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveCeri is a DJ, producer, Find Your Own Records label owner, and Find Your Own Sound music production masterclass host.A former resident of the legendary after hours party Jaded in London, she has really taken off on the circuit since the pandemic with recent debuts at Panorama Bar and Blitz Munich.She's also an Ibiza resident and a long-time participant in the scene there, with a full season as a worker under her belt... so we talk a lot about Ibiza in this episode.We also discuss technique vs creativity, selling vinyl in 2024, and the Kendrick / Drake beef... kind of!Check out her recent mix appearance on the Blitz Club podcast https://soundcloud.com/blitzclub/blitzcast-019-ceriIf 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#115 Cian Ó Cíobháin: 25 years of underground music on Irish public radio
May 7 2024
#115 Cian Ó Cíobháin: 25 years of underground music on Irish public radio
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveRadio is not something we've covered massively on the podcast to date but this week's guest is often (and somewhat lazily) referred to as the Irish John Peel, so this is a step towards rectifying that.Cian Ó Cíobháin has been curating his 5-nights-a-week show An Taobh Tuathail on the Irish state broadcaster RTE RnaG for 25 years. That longevity is an achievement in itself, but doing a great music show for that long is a very rare thing indeed.Originally from Gaeltacht in Co Kerry, he's been based in Galway since 1993, and has been a big part of the music scene ever since as a DJ and club promoter, bringing acts like Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall, and Justice to the city.Cian is a real legend of underground music in Ireland and it's great to have him on the show!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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#114 Laurent Garnier: Looking forward, "techno is about tomorrow, not yesterday"
Apr 30 2024
#114 Laurent Garnier: Looking forward, "techno is about tomorrow, not yesterday"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveHow could we possibly follow last week's episode with the techno legend Luke Slater? Well, with another legend of techno of course! Laurent Garnier is, in fact, and all-time great of dance music PERIOD. He was playing the Hacienda before acid house really got going. He can plausibly claim a large amount of the credit for the sound gaining popularity in France. And he continues to be one of the best DJs on the planet.So it's a slightly daunting prospect to welcome him to a humble podcast such as ours, but welcome him we absolutely do. Discussion topics include: what are the challenge facing the current scene, and the grounds for optimism. We talk about Paris as a dance music city, and the role of venues such as the Rex Club and Concrete. And we talk about his relationship with music, as a DJ and also as a producer. This is a great conversation with a man who many claim to be the GOAT. 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 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#113 Luke Slater: What is techno? "Sometimes nothing happens... and that's the point"
Apr 23 2024
#113 Luke Slater: What is techno? "Sometimes nothing happens... and that's the point"
D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/liveIf you were discussing, as people sometimes do, the possible identity of ' the best techno producer of all time' then Luke Slater would surely be mentioned in that conversation. At least if I was involved in the debate it certainly would be. Is anything else necessary to say here?Well, he has a new album coming under his LB Dub Corp alias, which is usually closer to deep house and this time features vocals from Kittin, Robert Owens, and Paul St Hilaire amongst others.And we talk about techno, acid house, and the state of the current scene. What more could you want from an episode of the Not A Diving Podcast?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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#112 Doc Scott: DnB from Rage and Metalheadz to now, "it's all about the energy it creates"
Apr 16 2024
#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/liveWe 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#111 James Ellis Ford: producing Depeche Mode, Blur, and Pet Shop Boys, "sometimes it feels totally surreal"
Apr 9 2024
#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/liveWhat'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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#110 Steve Davis: Snooker, fame, and modular synths, "I was sh*tting myself!"
Apr 2 2024
#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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#109 Chloé Caillet: Circo Loco and classical training, "I had to unlearn all that theory"
Mar 25 2024
#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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#108 Nathan Micay: Making music for Netflix, "They said - we need this by next week!"
Mar 19 2024
#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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#107 Monty Luke: From the Dotcom Bubble to Planet E, "That was a wild time...!"
Mar 12 2024
#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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#106 Alex Paterson (The Orb): Inventing the chilll out room, "We knew what we were doing!"
Mar 5 2024
#106 Alex Paterson (The Orb): Inventing the chilll out room, "We knew what we were doing!"
The Orb are the biggest ambient act of all time - that's probably true but they were certainly THE ambient band of the 90s, selling enormous amounts of records, touring a live show which drew breathless comparisons to Pink Floyd, arguably inventing the concept of Chill Out, and generally occupying a unique space as a truly experimental group in the mainstream of music. Alex Paterson is the only constant member of The Orb, who last released an album in 2023, and has the scars of litigation to prove it - their 90s catalogue is till being argued over with its owners, Universal, and the lawsuits over uncleared samples have been numerous and acrimonious. So we talk about all that, plus his formative years as an unofficial member of and sometime roadie for The Killing Joke, doing A&R for E.G. Records in the 80s, starting The Orb with KLF legend Jimmy Caughty, DJing at the legendary UFO in Berlin the night the wall came down, and of course his new record with his other project, Sedibus. Some parallels here with the episode we did with Adrian Sherwood... it took a fair bit of work to get this one into shape, but I think it was worth it. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#105 T.Williams: Tales from the UK Underground, "I was just making tunes and cutting dubplates"
Feb 27 2024
#105 T.Williams: Tales from the UK Underground, "I was just making tunes and cutting dubplates"
I think this might be a classic episode in the making... it's a really fun and interesting comversation about scenes, new music, new tech, and being a musician. T.Williams is a UK house don, a close friend and long-time recommendation of previous NDP guest Roska, who has done all sorts of stuff over a long career covering multiple genres, touring with Disclosure, releasing a great new album, but starting all the way back in the early Grime scene as a member of the Black Ops crew in West London. Here's his album, Raves Of Future Past - Spotify and Bandcamp You're going to enjoy this one, it's a banger. 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 either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#104 Danny Daze II: Spatial audio and the return of NFTs, "I'm future-proofing my work"
Feb 20 2024
#104 Danny Daze II: Spatial audio and the return of NFTs, "I'm future-proofing my work"
Welcoming Danny Daze back for a second appearance on the podcast. Danny graced us with his presence on episode 32, but a lot has happened since then both in the scene generally and in Danny's life too. We get deep into his recent album and visual project, Blue, which is a great piece of music but also a really interesting example of how to build a truly engaging visual element into the album format. We talk about constructing spatial audio mixes, Dolby Atmos, the audience perception of albums, and the music itself... it's not a dancefloor record, but is it IDM?Additionally, we also discuss topical issues in the scene... developments in music AI, and also (deep breath) the return of NFTs and the crypto market!So this one's definitely worth checking. 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 either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#103 Fracture: Pirate radio and the Nuum, "it was a community-based thing"
Feb 13 2024
#103 Fracture: Pirate radio and the Nuum, "it was a community-based thing"
And we're back! Thanks so much for you patience - the last couple of weeks have been a total nightmare for me actually but I'm happy to say that normal service can now be resumed. Head over to the Hotflush Bandcamp where we have unveiled a new policy of 'Pay What You Feel' for all catalogue items! Vinyl, CD, tapes, tees, mugs... Name your price on everything. This does NOT cover new releases, as we don't want to be undermining the record shop ecosystem, and digital downloads still have a floor price - but you get free downloads with the physical item anyway. Get involved! Fracture is a London DnB vet who cut his teeth in the early Jungle clubs and has been playing on pirate since the late 90s. He was involved in the early Dubstep scene as part of Compound One, and been running a great label called Astrophonica since 2009. On that label they've released some really great music from important producers including Sully, Sam Binga, and Nikki Nair. We talk about his musical philosophy, the pros and cons of the DnB scene, and the problems with underground music more generally today. We also discuss his pirate radio history project, '0860'.  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 either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dave Clarke (redux): Techno and politics, "people are scared to speak out"
Feb 6 2024
Dave Clarke (redux): Techno and politics, "people are scared to speak out"
The ongoing travails with my lower back have now eased somewhat, but not in time to record a new episode for this week's show. That IS HAPPENING today however, so there will be a brand new piece of content for you next Tuesday. Or this Thursday if you sign up on Patreon in the meantime, as episodes go live early over there. But in the meantime let's take the opportunity to revisit one of the best episodes of the podcast so far... the one with Dave Clarke. --From episode 022 (June 2022):Musicians can be broadly assigned one of two categories - those who are willing to say what they think, and those who are not. There is an element of risk and reward at play in this dynamic - and it might be a calculated strategy or purely a reflection of a given person's ability (or otherwise) to express themselves.This week's guest, Dave Clarke, is a reliable representative of the former group. He is frequently interviewed, and those interviews often cover topics which have little to do with music - international politics is a common point of discussion.... which leads us to the disclaimer that there is quite a lot of non-music related chat on the show this week.BUT THAT'S OK. DJs shouldn't be limited to talking about kick drums, and we cover topics here including living abroad, Brexit, energy policy, cultural conservatism, as well as the disappearance of counter-culture, the perils of record deals, and the secret sauce of hardware compressors.This was a conversation I was looking forward to having and it did not disappoint.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 either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
dBridge (redux): A life in drum n bass, "I make music as therapy"
Jan 30 2024
dBridge (redux): A life in drum n bass, "I make music as therapy"
I have been laid up with a serious back problem for nearly two weeks now and haven't been able to record a new episode in that time. But fear not, because we are taking this opportunity to revisit one of absolute my favourite episodes of the show, all the way back to February 2022. Fingers crossed we will be back with a new episode next week!--From episode 006 (Feb 2022): dBridge is an unequivocal legend of Drum n Bass. From his work as part of Future Forces Inc. on Renegade Hardware in the mid 90s, through the supergroup Bad Company and the Autonomic project with Instra:mental, right up to releasing 4 albums since 2018 on his own Exit Records label, he has been right at the cutting edge of the genre, and of electronic music generally for more than 25 years. We talk about the early Jungle scene, subgenre fragmentation, DnB politics, the tyranny of rewinds, and making peace with your own musical output. 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 either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. 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 playlistFollow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.