We’ll start by clearly stating that this is probably the best EP from start to finish that we’ve heard this year.
For the un-initiated Scuba is the head honcho of Hotflush Recordings which was founded in 2003 and quickly became synonymous with the sound that came to be known as dubstep. Since then Hotflush has broadened in genre as it has explored and expanded upon its founding philosophy of presenting fresh new music, introducing us to the likes of Mount Kimbie, Benga, Joy Orbison, Marytn, Sigha and himself among others. In 2010 Scuba released his debut album ‘Triangulation’, and in 2011 he has already treated us to the singles Feel It and Loss which we featured in our recent WeAre4 mix.
Adrenalin is the lead track from the new EP, and is just that through a clever blend of soaring main room synths, underground bass, reverbed vocal loops, trademark melodic flourishes and a slamming house beat. This track alone has huge dancefloor presence, however the EP doesn’t stop there, with both B Sides ‘Never’ and ‘Everywhere’ equally well equipped to challenge Adrenalin for supremacy. This is a superb EP that will inject a fresh vitality into many a record box over the coming months.
Adrenalin released 26th September 2011 on Hotflush Recordings
Scuba – Essential Mix – Live @ Sonar (June 2011)
SCB aka Scuba – XLR8R Podcast 193