SCB – Caibu [HFLP013]

‘Caibu’ is Paul Rose’s first album as SCB. The album builds on material from the ‘Below The Line’, ‘Old Media New Society’, and ‘Engineered Morality’ EPs which explored a fictional narrative in which a hypothetical timeline is corrupted by a climate-related disaster. The title of the album itself refers to an imagined surgical procedure where cognitive ability is augmented through transplant from one brain to another. As such, ‘Caibu’ invites the listener to forge their own ideas on the development of society in the context of crisis.

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SCB – Caibu [HFLP013]

SCB – Old Media New Society [HF047]

Scuba drops another four cuts as SCB on Hotflush Recordings this December. Paul Rose first launched his SCB moniker in 2010, going on to appear on labels like Ostgut Ton, Aus Music and Nonplus until 2014. This year saw the pioneering British producer revisit his darker alias with a dystopian themed release on Hotflush – he now returns with four more twisted and ominous productions.

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SCB – Old Media New Society [HF047]

SCB – Below The Line [HF044]

Scuba refocuses his SCB project with ‘Below the Line’, coming on Hotflush Recordings. ‘Below The Line’ inaugurates a fictional timeline of events set in a hypothetical future. A climate-related disaster acts as a catalyst for a complete overturn in society, the repercussions of which will be explored subsequently.

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SCB – Below The Line [HF044]

SCB – Mace [SCB003]

Paul Rose make his return to the rarely used SCB alias. “Mace” is befitting of its title, all claustrophobic 4/4 filled with jittering percussive touches and menacing acid. The sweeping pads provide the requisite rhythmic undulations on this functional basement bumper. The more substantial rhythms of “Overlay” impress; hollow kicks and rusted stabs laying down the core thrust, whilst Rose moulds layers of growling white noise.

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SCB – Mace [SCB003]

Scuba – Remixes Pt.1 [TRI003]

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New allure is breathed into Scuba’s originals. America’s totem of bass Faulty DL takes leave from the original ‘On Deck’ with a low burring bassline and elegantly woven melodies drawn warmly across the whole. South London’s Deadbeat offers an understated modern jungle remix of Before with skittering hats and heavy bass that can’t fail to light up floors and faces.

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Scuba – Remixes Pt.1 [TRI003]

SCB live @ Panorama Bar, Berlin 09.04.2010

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SCB live @ Panorama Bar, Berlin 09.04.2010

SCB – SCB001 [SCB001]

The remix series from Scuba’s album ‘A Mutual Antipathy’ first saw the alias SCB, as well as the well received mix on mnml ssgs, Scuba delivers the first SCB release on the same titled label. Fusing his very atmospheric and delicate brewing sound with his previously half-established four over four tradition (that got high recognition with the excellent ‘Houndreds & Thousands’ on Hotflush a year back).

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SCB – SCB001 [SCB001]

VA – Sub:stance mixed by Scuba [OSTGUTCD11]

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When combining the energy of Berghain and Panorama Bar, together with a (in context) unusual side of dubstep, the Sub:stance club manages to take out the best of both “sides” – and fuse them into a concrete monster. Even though the sharp and ambitious sound may seem a bit uneasy as well as clever, the direction in which Sub:stance is going seems more natural than ever. Keeping the essence of the sounds that define dubstep, as well as the tempos, structure and attitude while fusing them together with a very techno-fied city and all the inspiration, aspiration as well as unique sense of bass music – Scuba seems more than just fit to create a mix CD of it all.

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VA – Sub:stance mixed by Scuba [OSTGUTCD11]