Episode 55

Published on:

31st Jan 2023

#055 Eric Cloutier

What did you do with your lockdown holiday? I was intending to learn a language and ended up just gaining a bunch of weight.

Our guest this week - Detroit native Eric Cloutier - was a bit more productive than that - he embarked upon a project to reacquaint himself with a record collection that he'd been adding to for over 20 years, which ended up being broadcast to the world in a series of ten mixes entitled The Arsonist & The Architect.

I highly recommend checking out those 20 hours of mixes, in addition to the two that you're going to spend on this week's episode - they are collectively a real example of a top DJ exploring a range of styles in a highly skillful manner.

We discuss the project in the conversation, in addition to more prosaic matters such as the politics of the Detroit music scene, the inspirational nature of Berlin, and attempting to tease out the positive developments in the wider dance scene since the pandemic.

This was a highly enjoyable conversation with someone who I know well socially, but provided me with a lot to chew on and a lot to think about. You're going to enjoy it too!

As hinted at last week, we are celebrating 20 years of Hotflush Recordings this year. I started the label in 2003, so that's where we are.

Already out is a collaborative single I produced with last week's guest, Distance... that's called Opposites and you can listen to that here.

This Friday, a mix entitled 'Hotflush Origins' will be dropping across all platforms. You can probably guess what kind of thing that's going to be, but be sure to check it out - it's a mix I'm really happy with.

And going forward over the next few weeks there will be a series of more singles and mixes - five singles in total, and four mixes. All the info for that can be found at hf20.news - there will be regular updates there, so keep hitting F5.

Finally, there will be a run of shows announced this week so keep an eye out for that. If your city isn't included then fear not - there will be more shows across the world throughout the year!

Patrons will be guest-listed up on request, so don't hesitate to reach out on that.

It's gonna be a lot of fun and I hope to see you all for a dance at some stage before the year is out.

If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! We'd be honoured and extremely grateful for your contribution to developing the show. Plus there's a private area...

...in the Hotflush Discord Server

Listen to all the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist

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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.