Following a 10 hour set at Berghain, London-based Paul Rose aka Scuba announced he plans to go on an “extended break from touring” after next month.
His indefinite hiatus will come after a Hotflush showcase at isnide Berghain’s Säule room, alongside label-mates Or:la and Saoirse. According to his post his performance for the occasion will be different than usual, and “some proper bassbin action,” as he himself labeled it.
Ten hour set on the dot… 1-11am. Extra emotional for me as it might be a long time before I get to do that again, as I’m taking an extended break from touring starting in a few weeks time. It’s something I’ve needed to do for a while and it’s time to make it happen. I’m not quitting entirely and I’m sure I’ll play the odd show particularly in London where I live. I just need a long break from the travelling, I did 1500 flights in the last ten years and that’s more than enough for anyone. I will however be back at this amazing venue next month to play the Saule room, with @orla.dsf and @saoirse_music. Gonna play a totally different set that night though, it’s on Thurs 23 Aug, pop along if you’re in town and fancy some proper bassbin action. And THANK YOU to everyone who stayed with me til the end this morning. Atmosphere was really lovely xx Edit: Forgot to mention that it’s almost ten years to the day that I first played Berghain, at the first SUB:STANCE party. No exaggeration to say this place changed my life. Love to everyone at @berghain_ostgut ????????????
His original post announcing the planned hiatus mentioned that he has taken 1,500 flights in the last ten years, “more than enough for anyone.”
Paul has about 5 more shows to play before his break begins, after which he plans to lead a “normal life,” as a follow-up post better explained. There is no doubt that with recent events in our industry it is more important than ever for artists to recognize the toll that touring life can have on one’s mental and physical health, and when to take a break to avoid burning out or worse.