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Brooklyn / Berlin producer Machinedrum (who also happens to be 1/2 of Hotflush’s Sepalcure) is responsible for one of our favorite records of the year so far, Room(s) on Planet Mu. His remix of Scuba’s DJ-Kicks exclusive track “M.A.R.S.” exemplifies a lot of what we love about that album: breakneck drum programming, syncopated keyboard stabs, and swirling atmospheric textures. DJ-Kicks is out this week, and we’re pretty thrilled with the reviews so far.
After setting the UK bass scene on fire with the ubiquitous track “Footcrab” on Loefah’s Swamp 81 label, producer Addison Groove has been closely watched by in-the-know fans of forward-thinking electronic music. The new track “An We Drop,” excluisve to Hotflush boss Scuba’s DJ-Kicks diverges slightly from the overt footwork influence of early releases, but still packs plenty of dancefloor thump. “For me, ‘An We Drop’ is one of the key tracks [on the mix],” Scuba explains. “It’s a fusion of two things, that urban, UK kind of sound, and something more techno. It sums up what the mix and my music is about.”
One half of heralded production outfit Instra:mental, Alex Green’s “Boddika” alter ego has been responsible for a growing number of go-to tracks, popping up on mixes from many of the heavyweights of bass music. “Acid Battery,” an new track exclusive to Sucba’s DJ-Kicks is, as the title suggests, indebted to classic acid house, but sidesteps a retrogressive mind set with a state of the art production aesthetic. Like Scuba’s mix itself, the track elegantly straddles the line between techno and bass music, sitting comfortably next to of-the-moment sounds from a host of amazing production talent.
The one thing that Paul Rose, better known as Scuba, really doesn’t want you to do is to try and pin him down. His roots are in London’s dubstep scene, but he lives in the techno metropolis of Berlin. His … read more…
Paul Rose, a/k/a Scuba, the mastermind behind the incredibly well curated Hotflush label, has been enlisted to mix the latest in the DJ-Kicks series, due late October of this year. Featuring a healthy helping of exclusives from his camp including new music from Addison Groove & Boddika, the mix treads the line between the UK bass music scene in which Scuba came up, and the techno sounds dominant in his current home of Berlin, creating a new sound in the process. See below for the full tracklist.
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