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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba

Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recent Episodes of Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba


#120 Phil Moffa: Running a studio in 2024, "The hybrid is the one, whatever works - do it"

#120 Phil Moffa: Running a studio in 2024, "The hybrid is the one, whatever works - do it"

D:U:LIVE is coming this week!! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


How many proper recording studios are there left in big cities in 2024? And how many of those are used regularly for making proper dance music?

Probably not that many but one of them is run by this week's guest, a recoding engineer with a ton of house and techno credits and one half of the Lost Souls Of Saturn alongside previous NDP guest Seth Troxler.


Phil Moffa is a born-and-raised...

Episode 120 11 June 2024 1h, 42m and 34s


#119 Deas: Outboard vs plugins... is there a right answer? "I don't want to convince anyone!"

#119 Deas: Outboard vs plugins... is there a right answer? "I don't want to convince anyone!"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


We've been covering techno quite a lot on the show recently, but mostly from a legacy perspective. This week we are joined with one of the last few years' breakdown names on the production side.


Based in Krakow, Poland, Karol Mozgawa aka Deas emerged largely via the Audio River festival, a truly world class event which is now its seventeenth year. Releases on CLR, Dynamic Reflection, Planet Rhythm, Materia and others have...

Episode 119 4 June 2024 1h, 22m and 47s


#118 Tom Vek: Blockchains, fragmentation, and a post-format world, "It always comes back to songs"

#118 Tom Vek: Blockchains, fragmentation, and a post-format world, "It always comes back to songs"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


Tom Vek is a solo artist from the UK who has been signed to majors, indies, and been self released. He was in the news recently in the debate surrounding James Blake's Vault platform, penning an opinion piece on the subject in the Guardian.


So obviously we discuss all that stuff in this conversation, as well as his own contribution to the music distribution development conversation - the Supercollector blockchain platform.

Episode 118 28 May 2024 2h, 8m and 40s


#117 Quinn (Paranoid London): Anonymity and acid house, "We'd always press fewer copies than we had preorders for!"

#117 Quinn (Paranoid London): Anonymity and acid house, "We'd always press fewer copies than we had preorders for!"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


Is it possible for the music to do the talking in 2024?


Maybe, but probably not the extent that Paranoid London managed it for the first few "vinyl-only, no interviews" years of their career. Quinn joins us on this episode for a chat that includes a lot more laughter than usual for an episode of this podcast. But that's a good thing!


And we talk about some interesting stuff too...

Episode 117 21 May 2024 1h, 22m and 11s


#116 Ceri: Technique, vinyl, and Ibiza "You have to put your soul into the music"

#116 Ceri: Technique, vinyl, and Ibiza "You have to put your soul into the music"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live shows since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


Ceri is a DJ, producer, Find Your Own Records label owner, and Find Your Own Sound music production masterclass host.


A former resident of the legendary after hours party Jaded in London, she has really taken off on the circuit since the pandemic with recent debuts at Panorama Bar and Blitz Munich.


She's also an Ibiza resident and a long-time participant in the scene there, with a full season...

Episode 116 14 May 2024 1h, 5m and 14s


#115 Cian Ó Cíobháin: 25 years of underground music on Irish public radio

#115 Cian Ó Cíobháin: 25 years of underground music on Irish public radio

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


Radio is not something we've covered massively on the podcast to date but this week's guest is often (and somewhat lazily) referred to as the Irish John Peel, so this is a step towards rectifying that.


Cian Ó Cíobháin has been curating his 5-nights-a-week show An Taobh Tuathail on the Irish state broadcaster RTE RnaG for 25 years. That longevity is an achievement in itself, but doing a great music show for that l...

Episode 115 7 May 2024 1h, 25m and 23s


#114 Laurent Garnier: Looking forward, "techno is about tomorrow, not yesterday"

#114 Laurent Garnier: Looking forward, "techno is about tomorrow, not yesterday"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


How could we possibly follow last week's episode with the techno legend Luke Slater? Well, with another legend of techno of course!


Laurent Garnier is, in fact, and all-time great of dance music PERIOD. He was playing the Hacienda before acid house really got going. He can plausibly claim a large amount of the credit for the sound gaining popularity in France. And he continues to be one of the best DJs...

Episode 114 30 April 2024 1h, 46m and 21s


#113 Luke Slater: What is techno? "Sometimes nothing happens... and that's the point"

#113 Luke Slater: What is techno? "Sometimes nothing happens... and that's the point"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


If you were discussing, as people sometimes do, the possible identity of ' the best techno producer of all time' then Luke Slater would surely be mentioned in that conversation. At least if I was involved in the debate it certainly would be.


Is anything else necessary to say here?


Well, he has a new album coming under his LB Dub Corp alias, which is usually closer to deep...

Episode 113 23 April 2024 1h, 45m and 34s


#112 Doc Scott: DnB from Rage and Metalheadz to now, "it's all about the energy it creates"

#112 Doc Scott: DnB from Rage and Metalheadz to now, "it's all about the energy it creates"

D:U:LIVE is coming in June! My first live set since 2013.... London / Bristol / Manchester - all tickets: scubaoficial.io/live


We haven't covered Drum n Bass anywhere near as much as I'd like. dBridge was an early guest, and we've also had Fracture, Chris from Hospital, and Krust. So that's not even 5% of the episodes so far, and DnB really is a fascinating topic.


Doc Scott was there from the very start. A teenage attendee of acid house raves like Sunrise, he was on the dancefloor at Rage, and a regular on...

Episode 112 16 April 2024 1h, 54m and 20s


#111 James Ellis Ford: producing Depeche Mode, Blur, and Pet Shop Boys, "sometimes it feels totally surreal"

#111 James Ellis Ford: producing Depeche Mode, Blur, and Pet Shop Boys, "sometimes it feels totally surreal"

Sign up for London / Bristol / Manchester Scuba live shows! scubaoficial.io/live


What's it like to mediate a disagreement between members of one of the biggest bands in history? And to do that while you're trying to produce their new record?

This is a question which is answered in this week's episode, in which our guest is one of the most prolific producers of Big UK Acts of the last two decades.


As well as being a member of Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford (occasionally with his middle name included) has...

Episode 111 9 April 2024 1h, 39m and 51s

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