DOTW: Scuba, Flash Addict

Witnessing Paul Rose’s perpetual aesthetic evolution has been a thrilling and often confounding experience. While the UK producer best known as Scuba came into prominence making darker dubstep between 2007-8, that sound didn’t define him for long. Invariably brave enough to try new styles even as the spotlight grew brighter around him, Rose has moved ever further from his starting and fully integrated his house and techno influences. Now, as his third album Personality looms on the horizon, it’s somewhat difficult to believe it’s made by the same guy introduced by A Mutual Antipathy. This week’s download is another indication of how far he’s come. “Flash Addict” is the somewhat subdued B-side to the loquacious, album-leading single “The Hope.” It’s suffused with a bell loop whose enduring pitches conjure the daze (and perhaps the headache) of the blurry morning after, while thumping and jagged chords are sprayed with an odd assortment of noises in a way that recalls the wild night that brought it on. Our thanks to Hotflush Recordings for making this one available for free.

Scuba, “Flash Addict”

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bdbiz  on February 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I’m loving this ! Thanks boys !

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