Since 2003 Paul Rose – aka Scuba – has released productions covering the
entire spectrum of electronic music, revelling in the creative process,
and bucking expectations. He’s released five critically acclaimed artist
albums and crafted mixes for the DJ Kicks, fabric, and Ostgut Ton, winning
a DJ Mag Best Live Act award along the way.
He remains one of the industry’s most astute tastemakers. Celebrating 20
years in 2023, his Hotflush imprint has shaped the direction of the
electronic landscape, breaking the careers of innovators such as Mount
Kimbie, George FitzGerald and Or:la. He also headed a 5-year run of the
seminal ‘SUB:STANCE’ parties at the world's best club, Berghain, immersing
many of the key figures of the UK-centric dubstep movement of the 2000s
directly in the core of Berlin’s inimitable techno scene.
Today he continues to chase absorbing creative projects from across the
musical spectrum. Beyond his acclaimed solo productions as Scuba, since
the pandemic Rose has written his debut film OST; released an indie-tinged
mini album with new London vocalist DOMiNii that allowed him to explore
his passion for live instrumentation and studio technique; continued his
inspiring collaborative work with Bakongo, the percussive alter-ego of UK
Funky legend; and re-birthed his SCB alias with a focus squarely on
Additionally, in January 2022 he launched a conversational ‘Not A Diving
Podcast’ that explores the psychology of musicians, alongside discussion
of the meaty topics of the industry and deep dives into scenes and sounds.
Highlights so far include Seth Troxler, Tiga, A Guy Called Gerald, Cassy,
Chris Liebing, and legendary promoters Mark Broadbent (We Love Space),
Rich McGuinness (Warehouse Project), and Nicole Cacciavillano, the
influential club-owner who helped break dubstep in The States.