Episode 21

Published on:

31st May 2022

#021 Rich McGinnis

Since the pandemic hit, no part of the music scene has been dissected so minutely by people with less direct knowledge than the club and festival circuit. That was inevitable - everyone loves to party and far too many take an unhealthy pleasure in the misfortune of others. Thankfully on this week's show we have some actual expertise to draw upon.

Rich McGinnis has an inordinate amount of experience of the area in question, going back to the early days of the rave scene in Northern Ireland, working at Amnesia in Ibiza, to being one of the key players in the seminal North-West parties Chibuku Shake Shake, Circus, and The Warehouse Project. He's also found time to play a key role in festivals including Parklife and Lovebox.

We talk about all of the above, plus the perils of chaperoning the denizens of Big Beat, why it's not always wise to build a DJ their own special booth for one gig, how ecstasy can change international politics, and much else besides.

Rich is a raconteur with stories to tell and you will enjoy this episode!

On Hotflush affiliated labels this week, Biemsix returns to Who Whom with the first part of a 5-track EP of signature deep and energetic techno.

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About the Podcast

Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
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.

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Paul Rose

Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.