DJ set: Caibu
More than a decade into his storied career, Paul Rose aka Scuba is still one of the most vital figures in electronic music. It remains that way thanks to his constant musical evolutions and always contrary perspectives. Four full length albums, a varied collection of EPs, and commercially available mix albums for Ostgut Ton, DJ Kicks and Fabric all prove this. They range from visceral bass and techno affairs to jubilant main room offerings and, more recently, take in a return to more percussive, increasingly introspective sounds such as his 2015 Claustrophobia long player. As a DJ he is just as singular, and his entry into the fabric series proves that across 42 seamlessly stitched together tracks which take you to the heart of a foggy dance floor. Rose’s label also continues to plot a line between gritty dance floor 12”s and long lasting album experiences from a carefully curated selection of contemporary artists. Predicting the next step for this enigmatic artist is a fool’s errand, then, but that is what makes him so compelling.