Crate Digging: Scuba
The Hotflush label boss gives us his top five tracks ahead of his set at the debut EQTV party
Normally a website featuring regular video interviews with DJs and artists, EQTV breaks out of cyberspace and into the real world in December with the first in a series of special parties. Their first guest, Hotflush label boss Scuba, shares his current top five with us.
The first track they did together, ‘Swims’, still isn’t out yet but it’s one of the most recognisable club tunes of the year; however I think Boddika & Joy O ‘Froth’ (Unreleased) is much better. It’s a lot deeper, a lot more atmospheric, though still packs a mean punch. If there’s any justice it’ll be played just as much as ‘Swims’.
Next is Untold ‘Peaky’ (Unreleased). Some proper UK jacking business but with an Untold twist. I first heard it when he dropped it at our SUB:STANCE night at Bergain recently and had to run up and ask him what it was.
One of my favourite tunes of the year, Beaumont ‘Lucky’ (Kinnego) should have been huge but seemed to pass most people by for some reason. Playing it in the main arena at Sonar over the summer was a lot of fun; I think it confused a few people.
I can imagine that it would’ve been tough to remix but Close have nailed it with their version of my own track, Scuba ‘Never’ (Hotflush) [unreleased Close remix]. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to reveal what or who Close is; all I’ll say is that you’re probably familiar with the people involved.
Finally, Martyn ‘We Are You In The Future’ (Brainfeeder), seems like the perfect track to end Ghost People, an album which I’ve been into recently. The more melodic he lets himself be, the better he is; you get the impression that he really enjoys making this kind of stuff as well.
EQTV Presents: Scuba at Chambre69, Glasgow on Fri 9 Dec.