Originally published in BeatRoute Magazine.
“At the time, I just wanted to do something different,” says Paul Rose—aka Scuba—explaining his move away from dark UK bass music and toward techno and house. “Very early on in the dubstep thing—I guess just as it was becoming popular, actually—I didn’t want to do it anymore, which from a career perspective was probably a bad idea. But you’ve got to do what you feel like, I guess.”
Rose’s first two records—A Mutual Antipathy (2008) and Triangulation (2010)—were both classic exercises in English gloom. But to the puzzlement of many long-time fans, he followed these up with a string of dancy, tech-infused releases, culminating in the aptly titled Personality LP (2012). (more…)