Intense ‎– Paradox

Rugged Vinyl Records ‎– RUGGED 7
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM


Other Side 7:22
A Paradox 7:22
This Side 11:37
AA1 The Quickening 4:23
AA2 Journey To The Unknown 7:14

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Side A plays at 45 and side AA at 33 ⅓ RPM.

From label:
A Long Shout goes out to:
Easy B, Ray, Stuart, Nut-E-1, Randall, Dr. S Gachet, Probe, Sonia, Fish, Christian, MC Reality, Emma, Shireen and all the Rugged Crew

Track A samples music from the soundtrack to the film 'Millenium'
Track AA1 samples the opening synths from The Orb 'U.F.Orb (Bandulu Remix)', played at a faster tempo. Released in 1992.
Track AA2 samples dialogue from the film 'Predator'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RUGGED 7 ― A1 PR-M Stu. A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): RUGGED 7 ― AA1 PR-M B

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RUGGED 7 Intense Paradox(12", Promo) Rugged Vinyl Records RUGGED 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RUGGED 7 Intense Paradox(12", TP, W/Lbl) Rugged Vinyl Records RUGGED 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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April 21, 2016

Ahhh... the sweet, raw sound of hardcore 'gainst my eardrums.


March 7, 2016
Remember when my friend returned from blackmarket with this ep, paradox and the quickening were the tunes for me,
they worked so well in the mix and allowed you to build up and move on with its great breakdowns and overall production,
the keys in the quickening could overlap and build like magic , these tunes are all about the mix and thats why i still rate this ep today > intense did alot of great tunes and this ep deserves the praise it gets.


February 13, 2016
For me paradox is the tune... It's fast, frenetic and paranoid, the bass is bad and constant subtle changes in the drum patterns build to the most beautiful, unexpected break with the orchestral sound and choir singing. Add to that the twisted "they're watching me" sample and it all comes together for a brilliant tune appreciated most when played loud... Beautifully paranoid.


December 2, 2015
Can't see what all the fuss is about... I find this record really bland and have no idea why people are paying serious money for it ? Along with a lot of the other rugged records, there is nothing ground breaking about the production and it hasn't stood the test of time.. Unlike a lot of the other big D&B records from 93, this one sounds dated !


April 8, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
The second breakdown sample is from this


March 20, 2013

i thought the samples on this track were from the film predator and poltergeist, learn something new every day!!


March 11, 2010
To answer the question posted. The breakdown sample is from this

A film called Millenium. Cheers to SmartE from b2vos for the heads up on that.