Scuba is an artist who has been constantly on the edge of the bass music innovation in the U.K.
Starting with dubstep, he has diversified through a range of electronic styles, including ambient, techno and the sort of unclassifiable “bass” that Peverelist and Martyn make.
He’s also the label boss of Hotflush, which was one of the earlier labels to catch on to the dubstep sound way back in 2003.
All his stuff is united by a penchant for dubby atmospheres and heavy, deep sub-bass.
“Inmost” is a classic track from the period when Scuba was relinquishing dubstep. His own compilation albums are sorted by date: 2005-2007, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. My favourite by far is the 2005-2007 one, with the classic dubstep sound.
It’s driven by a fractured half-time drum beat and a repetitive, echo-ey bass hit. On top of that, there’s a wonderful off-kilter bell sound which constitutes the main melody.
The song was released in 2007, as a single and on the Hotflush compilation album Space And Time.