2011-05-28T18:36:10-04:00 2011-05-28T18:36:10-04:00

Scuba playing in Toronto tonight

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If you're as sick of club-step as I am, catching Scuba tonight at The Social in Toronto will be a breath of fresh air.  Over the last few years the popularity of electronic dance music in North America has hit its peak; but unfortunately what has become the most well know in the underground world is the monotonous sounds of tasteless grime-style, 'hard as possible' music that sounds more like a group of MRI machines trying to start a speed metal band than music to dance to.

I for one find it hard to see the depths of listening to a four-hour set of MRI machines to a 160 BPM loop, but it's proved to be tough to go out in Southern Ontario and not feel like you've had a brain scan about thirty times.

Scuba released his full-length album Triangulation last year via Hotflush Recordings (home to other electronic legends including Mount Kimbie and Joy Orbison).  Triangulation is the best dub-step album I've ever heard.  Now careful here, dub-step and club-step are not the same thing; Triangulation features no MRI machines and you won't find yourself moshing as hard as possible on E to his music.

Triangulation is an incredible record, worth a whole listen through for sure.  The watery sounds of "Minerals" preceded by the smooth yet extremely hard hitting "Three Sided Shape" establish Scuba's reputation as one of the best dub-step producers in the world.  Dub-step is in need of the creative energy pushed forward by Scuba to help save the genre from MRI machines taking it over.


Stream Only: Scuba - So You Think You're Special

Stream Only: Scuba - Minerals

Stream Only: Scuba - Three Sided Shape

You can buy Triangulation or any of the tracks from it here.

Cover at The Social tonight is $12, a small amount for such a talented producer.

See you there!

Dubstep · Electronic


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