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In this edition of One Mix, Beats 1’s weekly radio show, former Berghain resident and Hotflush Recordings label head Scuba takes the decks. Expect tunes from Joy Orbison and Norman Nodge, plus rare tracks from the DJ/producer himself, in a throwback mix capturing the momentous fusion between Berlin techno and UK dubstep.

Tune in here exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date: Friday 26th October 2018 - 21:00 LA / 00:00 NY / 05:00 UK

Throughout the course of his lengthy musical career, Scuba (real name Paul Rose) has released four albums, numerous EPs and a steady collection of mixes. Slow, gritty, atmospheric sounds mark his style. 

With his music label, Hotlfush Recordings, he has provided a platform for burgeoning artists like George Fitzgerald and Mount Kimbie.

Interestingly, Rose is distinguished by his sharp shift in sound over the years. According to former Vice electronic music subdomain THUMP, "Depending on whom you ask, Paul Rose is either one of the biggest sellouts in the underground universe, or the smallest fish in the mainstream sea.”

Born in Britain, Rose got his start making bass-heavy music. Back in a time when dubstep meant broken beats and spacey soundscapes, opposed to the screeches and wails of today. Rose’s debut album, A Mutual Antipathy, remastered a week ago but originally released in 2008, characterizes his former sound.

Moving to Berlin, he helmed a residency at the infamous nightclub Berghain, bringing his dubstep sound to the techno hub. As bass music entered the mainstream and diverged from the sounds Rose embraced, however, he began to look for inspiration elsewhere.

Techno was the answer. No doubt living in Berlin, a city notorious for its techno reverence, fit well with the change.

Though his shifting sound wasn’t part of the conversation, we spoke with Rose ahead of his One Mix. Between hoping Instagram loses its popular appeal and confessing his mom still hasn’t seen him perform to doling out advice for aspiring producers, Rose had plenty to share. First show experience? 

Scuba: UK garage night in Bristol, 1999. I was terrible, nearly quit on the spot.

First time you brought your mom to one of your shows? 

She has never been to one of my shows.

The artist who inspired you to become a musician? 


Go-to places for new music? 


Guilty pleasure record?

”World In Motion” by New Order.

Desert-island dance record?

“Sacred Cycles’ by Pete Lazonby.

Dream B2B partner?

Gilles Peterson.

Favorite BPM?


Piece of gear you always need on the road?

A stress ball.

All-time favorite festival?

Japan’s Labyrinth festival.

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