Although Scuba’s third album Personality is under lock & key until its release on March 6th, the first single The Hope is already in heavy rotation. The B-side to The Hope is a non-album cut called Flash Addict that’s equally as capable of filling the floor. Quite frankly, it’s really good, so we were surprised to find out that although the single is due to drop on February 6th, we’re allowed to share a 320kbps download of Flash Addict with you for free today.
Veteran producer Scuba (aka Paul Rose) last released a full-length album over a year ago, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. During the time since 2010’s Triangulation he has played a part in delivering some of the best releases of the past year through his Hotflush label from the likes of Sepalcure, Mount Kimbie, Roska, and Joy O. He also put out the euphoric Adrenalin on a three-track EP by the same name, has been touring extensively, and dealt with quite the controversy within the industry following the scrutiny of some of his tweets over at The Quietus.
Personality, Rose’s third album, will be released through Hotflush on March 6th. The first single, called The Hope, will come out on February 6th along with non-album cut Flash Addict. The Hope is much darker than Adrenalin, just as dancefloor-friendly, and proves that Scuba’s still got the catchy/borderline-cheesy anthem game on lock. You can listen to quite a decent radio rip of The Hope below, and see the full tracklisting after the cut.
NYC duo Sepalcure are releaseing their much anticipated debut full length through Hotflush Recordings. The London label that from its start in 2003 quickly became synonymous with the sound that came to be known as Dubstep, and its tradition of unearthing the best new talent in bass music. Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille), utilize the broader canvas of the album format to develop their collaborative process and incorporate the diverse influences present in their solo work to their sonic mixture. Machinedrum has already released one of the ...
The duo of Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma have been mighty busy, prepping their live shows and traveling all around the world in preparation for their self-titled debut LP release on Hotflush. While the dudes have been busy wowing crowds and carefully crafting all the elements together for their live A/V show, they’ve also been going on mini-adventures, checking out what’s around them with open minds (and stomachs). URB asked Sepalcure to give us an exclusive tour diary of their latest European tour, as well as their live A/V debut in Mexico City. Praveen kindly obliged, and down below, he gives URB the skinny on all things crazy, cool and vivid. Check out the diary, the photos and the exclusive behind-the-scenes video after the jump.
What a year it was for the world surrounding bass culture; while the aggro-based sound collectively known as “bro-step” blew out big clubs all over the States, the surrounding, more intimate and intelligent venues housed some of the best artists seen in recent years. This is partly because this was a landmark year for new acts to emerge out of the electronic fold and present themselves in the biggest way possible; 2010 was definitely a year to step up in the grandest way and the artists on this top ten list reflect that; from big debuts to debut album epics to just extraordinary musical undertakings, all the tracks here provide a sonic connection to the many pieces that made 2010 whole. Without further ado, the best tracks of the year are down below.