We’re incredibly excited to be hosting a Hotflush Recordings party in our regular haunt of The Liquid Rooms this Saturday, and bringing about the Edinburgh debut of the highly acclaimed label manager, Paul Rose, also known as Scuba. As if this wasn’t enough, Scuba will be joined by fellow Hotflush heads Dense & Pika, who are made up of Chris Spero, aka Glimpse, and Alex Jones, co-founder of the legendary Hypercolour Records .
Paul Rose started Hotflush way back in 2003, and since then the label has released a wide spectrum of iconic dance music. From eerie, menacing dubstep such as Boxcutter’s “Brood” to breakthrough anthems such as Joy Orbison’s “Hyph Mngo”, to more recent techno floor fillers such as Alan Fitzpatrick’s remix of Auden’s “Hunger”, the dynamic impact that Hotflush has had on underground dance music is hard to dispute. Acting as platform for global heavyweights such as George Fitzgerald and Joy Orbison (both of whom are previous Nightvision guests), Rose has always maintained that the Label has a “family” feel, and is often seen as a mentor to many of the new artists signed to Hotflush. “Always Check The Label” is an excellent short length documentary, evoking the values which have made Hotflush the standout label that it is today, and you can watch it here.
Alongside running a label, and a hectic touring schedule, Scuba also has a vast number of highly infleuntial, prolific productions to put his name to. From spaced out, airy dubstep like “Tense”, to four to the floor classics such as “Hardboy”, to more industrial, hard hitting techno under his SCB alias, namely “Dissipate”, it is exceedingly clear that Scuba has well and truly earned his stripes as a producer.
Dense & Pika rose to fame in 2013 with the release of their Colt EP, boasting everything from the piano infused title track, to the harrowingly dark sounds of “Black Deep”. The pairs rock solid productions have earned them a formidable reputation, resulting in them being given the opportunity to remix future Musika guest Paul Woolford‘s legendary Erotic Discourse.