RA.Exchage 114 – Scuba

Resident Advisor sits down with HotFlush honcho Paul Rose (Scuba/SCB) for their latest installment of their Exchange series.

Exchange, focuses on the words of artists profiled on Resident Advisor, putting the music on the back-burner momentarily. With a reputation as one of the more diverse, and well-spoken electronic music stalwarts, this promises to be an interesting listen at the very least.

RA.Exchange 114 – Scuba

Scuba – NE1BUTU (SCB Edit / Video)

NE1BUTU, off Scuba’s latest full-length Personality getting attention as HotFlush prepares an SCB edit of the and an official video for the original mix

NE1BUTU, the single off Scuba‘s latest full-length Personality is getting some well-deserved attention as HotFlush prepares to release an SCB edit of the track and additionally releasing a video for the original mix.

Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine (HFT022)

Guy Andrews HotFlush debut featuring “The Wait” and “Hands In Mine” reviewed, with previews of the release out May 28, also down his single Darj for free

HF022It is no surprise that we get excited when new Hotflush Recordings material shows up for us to take a peek at the latest from Brighton-based Guy Andrews.

Andrews follows up his release on Untold’s Hemlock imprint last year with two dark tunes that solidify his rank among the upcoming resurgence of deeper, rhythm-centric house producers.

Check beneath the fold for the full review, previews of the release, and a free download of his single ‘Darj‘ made available thanks to Fact Magazine.

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SCB Podcast for CLR

Paul Rose revisits his SCB moniker for this week’s Chris Liebing’s curated CLR podcast series.

SCB - CLR Podcast #168Paul Rose revisits his SCB moniker for this week’s Chris Liebing’s curated CLR podcast series.

Originally the SCB project was conceived as an antidote to the characteristic broken beats of the Scuba sound, as was shown on the first SCB release, a remix of Scuba’s own Hard Boiled taken from the album A Mutual Antipathy in 2008.[*]

Full tracklist and download information beneath the fold.

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Beaumont – Never Love Me (HF034)

More than a few of my favorite artists I did not like the first time I listened to them for no reason other than the timing or the situation in which I heard it. Upon receiving Beaumont’s new Never Love Me EP on HotFlush I knew I had encountered something unique and would need to approach it at the right time.

Beaumont - Never Love Me (HF034) ArtworkRecently I have remarked to a number of friends the importance of context when approaching new music. More than a few of my favorite artists I did not like the first time I listened, for no reason other than the timing or situation in which it occurred. Upon receiving Beaumont’s Never Love Me EP for HotFlush Recordings I knew I had encountered something unique and needed to approach it accordingly.

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Sepalcure – Eternally Yrs EP (SEP002)

The four track EP features its namesake, a tune first released on the duo’s eponymous debut last November, a new original ‘Don’t Cry,’ and remixes from Toronto-based techno wunderkind Kevin McPhee, and a contribution from Marcus Intalex under his Trevino guise.

SEP002 Sepalcure CoverSepalcure, the duo of Travis Stewart (Machine Drum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille) return to HotFlush with Eternally Yrs EP scheduled for release April 16, 2012.

The four track EP features its namesake, a tune first released on the duo’s eponymous debut last November, a new original ‘Don’t Cry,’ and remixes from Toronto-based techno wunderkind Kevin McPhee, and a contribution from Marcus Intalex under his Trevino guise.

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Spotlight On Locked Groove

After a short break taking care of some non blog business, I’m back with a feature on a new and nebulous upcomer in Belgium’s ‘Locked Groove.’

Locked GrooveAfter a short break taking care of some non blog business, I’m back with a feature on a new and nebulous upcomer in Belgium’s ‘Locked Groove.’

He has been gracious enough to supply us with the second release in our slowly advancing podcast series. Check beneath the fold for the complete Q&A on this young producer as well as a complete tracklisting for the mix he provided.

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Incyde – Telophase EP (STEADFAST012)

With a unique approach that channels deep techno with a modern bass music aesthetic, Incyde definitely is pushing a sound all his own. Additionally, as a member of the esteemed Dub War NYC collective as well as his recent workings with Scuba’s HotFlush Recordings label, he may be one of the best upcoming producers and selectors you still aren’t aware of.

After spending a manner of months writing music on the sunny beaches of Hawaii for the past few months, good friend Alex Incyde has announced a forthcoming EP on the Steadfast Records label.

With a unique approach that channels deep techno with a modern bass music aesthetic, Incyde is pushing a sound all his own. Additionally, as a member of the esteemed Dub War NYC collective as well as his recent workings with Scuba‘s HotFlush Recordings label, he may be one of the best upcoming producers and selectors you still aren’t aware of.

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ASC Ambient Mix for Musik Aus Strom

Tipped off to this one from spending too much time on Twitter, an exciting looking ambient mix from dnb / autonomic pioneer James Clements, “ASC.”

Courtesy of the ‘Musik Aus Strom’ website and radio show which until now I was unfamiliar with – a German based eldoradio student radio station.

Be sure not only to check out the ASC mix below but also an excellent looking mix from the show’s host ‘SMA’ highlighting some excellent selections from the Hessle Audio and HotFlush camps, that garner a lot of attention on this site – two absolute ace track selections here.

Full tracklists for both are located beneath the fold.

DOWNLOAD GUEST MIX BY ASC (60 MINUTES, 140 MB)

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George FitzGerald – Don't You (HFT014)

HotFlush Two sets off it’s 2011 release schedule with a new single from previous contributor to the imprint George FitzGerald. With HotFlush’s various imprints contributing releases from FitzGerald, as well as similar minded artists Joy Orbison, Sepalcure, and forthcoming releases from Incyde, the label shows a strong focus for the melodic and soulful explorations of underground music.

FitzGerald brings back the signature sound he established through his HFT012 release. Expounding on a spacey garage influenced sound with requisite soulful vocal edits, ‘Don’t You’ further establishes his place in the regrettably named ‘post-dubstep’ movement. FitzGerald’s original is backed with an edit from Scuba’s firmly established SCB moniker, giving a floor-moving techno exploration of the original.

George FitzGerald – Don’t You (HFT014) will see release on 12″ and digital formats on 17-Jan 2011. Don’t be a dummy, bag this.

Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers Sampler (CNL002)

Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers Sampler is released and available for purchase digitally and 12″ vinyl

Coming off the fervor surrounding their first full length release ‘Crooks and Lovers‘ released on HotFlush Recordings earlier this year, the duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos close their busy 2010 with a four-track EP.

Opening with ‘Blind Night Errand,’ a selection from the duo’s full-length release the EP. With a loose dub attack the track establishes why a group that’s often times drifts far from the commonly accepted meaning of ‘dubstep’ is so heavily embraced by underground dance culture. The track is still highly melodic and introspective at times, keeping the signature Mount Kimbie sound.

‘Before I Move Off’ expounds on the slower more loose melodic sounds the duo is becoming renowned for; music that is deep yet driving however focused for the mind and not the dancefloor. The EP rounds out with remixes of two previously released tracks from the groups first release on HotFlush.

The sweeping-FM sounds of the “Dayglo Remix” of ‘William’ which push the original tune, with is dreamy vocals and Enoesque minimalism into something completely different driven by swinging drums and still dreamy, yet starkly contrasting vocal work, reminiscent of Falty DL’s early catalogue.

The coup de grâce for many is however is the EP’s final track, a live interpretation of the groups single ‘Maybes’ performed live from Berghain. For those who have been fortunate enough to catch the Mount Kimbie live show I’m sure it brings back memories and for those who like me have yet to experience it, give me something to look forward to.

Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers Sampler is released and available for purchase digitally and 12″ vinyl

SCB – Hard Boiled VIP / 28_5 (SCB002)

As reported a few days ago, Paul Rose returns to his SCB moniker for an upcoming HotFlush release later this month. I have been fortunate enough to have an opportunity to preview this one a little more in depth than I was able to just using the Soundcloud teasers the label has posted. While I absolutely enjoy the freshness and more uplifting sounds HotFlush has shown on recent releases, most notably George Fitzgerald, and Sepalcure, I am finding more and more my passions still lie in the darker and deeper realms of electronic music.

Having seen it’s original release on Scuba’s first full-length “A Mutual Antipathy,” the A Side of this release is a VIP Mix of Scuba’s “Hard Boiled.” True to the stage previously set by other SCB projects, the SCB-released VIP remix takes the tune on a dark but noticeably noisy path, noticeably distinguishing it from its original and ‘SCB Edit‘ counterparts.

“28_5” carries the flip side of the release. Deep bass combine with very detail oriented percussion that with subtle acid roots suggested. Echoing vocal cuts swirl channel-to-channel and assorted noisier elements combine creating a rousing build before the tune scales itself back, and rebuilds itself creating the sense of a fervent change in pace, despite the steady pulsing beat.

No disappointments here as HotFlush Recordings continues it’s exploration of cerebral eletronic music, without being painfully self-referencing or pretentious. SCB001 and the mnml ssgs SCB mix definitely set the stage for my understanding of what SCB is, and given the releases I hear, I am excited about where it is headed. Once again, SCB/Scuba showcasing his prowess for combining the choice aspects of many of electronic music’s current fractaclizations.

SCB002 is scheduled for release 8-Nov 2010

XI : HotFlush Podcast #11

Canadian based producer XI has definitely developed a more grown and focused sound over the past year, and it is well earned that HotFlush Recordings has tapped his talents for the latest installment of the HotFlush podcast series, ironically #11. Highly recommended as XI’s productions are always top notch and his selections as well; he formerly joined fellow Canadian Bombaman on Sub.FM directly following Distal and myself on Sunday evenings. XI, you are missed on Sub.FM!

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SCB002 Preview on Soundcloud

For those who missed it, or don’t hound Soundcloud heavily, HotFlush has made available a preview of the latest release coming from Paul Rose’s techno minded SCB moniker. The release will feature a VIP remix of “Hard Boiled” which sounds absolutely mental in the preview, as well as the B-side “28_5,” a much harder tune with a driving bassline and mysterious panning vocal cuts. Hats off to Paul/SCB for continually pushing the dancefloor possibilities of experimental techno sounds.

A release date of 8-Nov has been given for SCB002.