Thursday, June 25, 2009

Scuba - Bleach / Volt

1. Bleach
2. Volt

Hot Flush head Scuba aka Paul Rose revives his occassional Abucs imprint with two experiemental steppers cuts moving deeper into ultra-reduced dub-tech hybrid styles. 'Bleach' is an intensely crafty cut on the A-side, swiping the rhythm clean of any percussive reference points in the style of Kode 9's seminal 'Sine Of The Dub' and leaving only traces of fluttering hi hats and shivering snares in the cavernous dub construction. This is dub techno and dubstep merged in the truest minimalist sense, with only hints of rhythmic guidance making for a brilliantly abstract yet effective experiment. 'Volt' on the flip is no less brilliant, this time constructing a bare bones rhythm with a measured paucity of elements in the finest style of T++, before meshing in climactic acid lines filtered deep into the mix for a hypnotically involving dancefloor effect much like the Marcel Dettmann mix of his 'From Within' cut. Very few have managed to merge Berlin and London dub techniques as succinctly and effectively as Scuba and we can't get enough of it. Sick


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    thanks to dubby