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It’s almost silly that Paul Rose would go make a house/techno alias (somewhat) different from his well-established one. Lately Scuba’s productions would be more readily categorized as techno than dubstep anyway, even though his wide range of tempos and blend of styles comes out genre-less anyway. After the sublimely subterranean debut of the SCB moniker remixing his own “Hard Boiled,” the SCB project developed further with one of the mixes of 2009: the 37th mix in the mnml ssgs mix series. Kicking off a new series of catalog numbers on Hotflush, Scuba now looks to firmly plant the SCB flag with the succinctly titled SCB001.

Awash with the delayed sounds of pencils falling and paper rustling, “20_4” sounds like an inevitable storm in the distance, the black skies closing in on the clear parts above. With a straight 4/4 kick in place solemn chords radiate throughout, providing tiny hints of color amidst the gloomy grays. On the other side is “3_5,” a much brighter contrast to the cloudy “20_4.” Scuba’s first priority is still the bass and the low frequencies still bite, but up top is a swirl of luminous synths and filtered white noise. It may seem a bit singleminded next to Scuba’s highly-varied, forthcoming Triangulation album, but the first SCB record is aimed squarely at DJs’ record bags, where it will no doubt see plenty of action. It would never be mistaken as anything other than the work of Rose, but those in the techno community who have yet to embrace his work will surely find plenty to love in SCB001.

eric cloutier  on February 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM

for lack of a better term, this ep “blows my dick off.” loving this thing, both sides.

Blaktony  on February 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Perfect execution, scuba can do no wrong with this one.

JD Harrington  on February 23, 2010 at 5:15 PM

what cloutier said.

terence sharpe  on February 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

recognise the first track from one of his sets at the kantine. release date?

littlewhiteearbuds  on February 24, 2010 at 1:17 PM

The PR company servicing this release insists it’s already available in stores, so it should show up any day now.

b-ran  on March 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM

cant find this online…anybody got a link ?

Tobi  on March 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I´ve looked for this release all over the internet but I cannot find anything. Obviously there´s no way to purchase this amazing release?

Chris Miller  on March 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

I can only assume it’s on its way. The promo sheet said 15 Feb, so I don’t know what to say other than keep checking.

tb  on March 7, 2010 at 12:46 PM

it’s out on march 15th.

littlewhiteearbuds  on March 7, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Nice, thanks tb.

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