Paradox

Real Name:
Dev Pandya
Profile:
The musical career of Dev Pandya dates back to 1990 when Mixrace was formed with partner DJ Trax. From their first releases on leading hardcore label Moving Shadow, the pair went on to set-up and record for their own labels before Dev’s two alter-ego guise’s emerged in 1996.

Exploding across the scene with a string of 12" releases on Renegade Hardware, Total Science’s CIA, Certificate 18 and Reinforced Records, Alaska/Paradox soon became a name synonymous with abstract atmospherics and intricate breaks. His Alaska alias appeared at the same time yet focused on more ambient productions, releasing on labels such as Good Looking, Renegade Recordings, Vibez, Blame’s 720 Degrees and Tayla’s Nexus label. Pioneering a style that channels the 70’s funk of breakbeats, Paradox has always focused on the raw elements of drum and bass within his music. Appealing to an audience beyond the confines of a club environment, his production credits include work for ESPN, Konami Arcade platforms and Sony Playstation games in the Usa and Japan. Often choosing to position himself as an outsider, Paradox’s success has never been limited to that of the Ukorientated drum and bass scene. He has collaborated with some of greatest contemporary musicians the world has to offer, including Herbie Hancock, Shobha Gurtu, Toshinori Kondo and Bernie Worrell.

2011 saw Dev release the Ramifications LP (astonishingly Dev’s 9th vinyl studio album to date) and the follow up to 2002’s Reinforced Records What they don’t know LP. Like all Paradox albums the packaging was again stunning featuring triple-marble vinyl plus a solid-black disc for music lovers and record collectors looking for something extra special.

As a bonus, the solid-black disc version included extra tracks and more from the infamous Sample Me series - specially edited breakbeat samples for aspiring producers to loop and splice – and shows Paradox’s commitment to the grass roots of the scene, giving something back to the fans and those he’s inspired. When he’s not in the studio, Paradox is inevitably on tour and continues to entertain crowds with his live shows truly worldwide. Armed only with his trusty Amiga, synths and a mic, he performs a truly live PA, reconstructing tracks from his back catalogue and editing beats on the fly. He has performed over 200 live PA’s covering Australia, USA, Asia, Europe and beyond, and continues to venture into unchartered territory to represent his sound. Into 2013 and Dev Paradox is releasing 12”s at a fast rate. Singles on Arctic, Paradox and Samurai Red Seal have all surfaced and the 150th landmark 12” is on the horizon. Work has also begun on the 10th studio artist album confirming Paradox as the most consistent drum programmer over the last 23 years.
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Albums

Paradox - The Musician As Outsider album art Paradox The Musician As Outsider (Album) Reinforced Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Paradox - What You Don't Know album art Paradox What You Don't Know (Album) Reinforced Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paradox - Ramifications LP album art Paradox Ramifications LP (Album) Paradox Music UK 2011 Sell This Version
Paradox - Wax Breaks album art Paradox Wax Breaks Paradox Music UK 2016 Sell This Version
PMLP04 Paradox - Wax Breaks 2 album art Paradox Wax Breaks 2(LP, 180) Paradox Music PMLP04 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paradox - New Statement / Nostalgia album art Paradox New Statement / Nostalgia Stronghold Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Paradox - A Certain Sound / Deep Sleep album art Paradox A Certain Sound / Deep Sleep Renegade Hardware UK 1996 Sell This Version
Paradox - Filmscape / One Step Beyond album art Paradox Filmscape / One Step Beyond Offset Recordings UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIVET 119 Paradox - Cuba / Scanners album art Paradox Cuba / Scanners(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 119 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Paradox - Pandemonium / Coaxial album art Paradox Pandemonium / Coaxial Sonica Records Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Paradox - Abstraction / Krystaline album art Paradox + D.M.R.* Paradox + D.M.R.* - Abstraction / Krystaline Certificate 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIVET 133 Paradox - Dioxide 170873 / Give The Drummer Some album art Paradox Dioxide 170873 / Give The Drummer Some(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 133 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Paradox - Too Dissimilar / Idiosyncrasies album art Paradox Too Dissimilar / Idiosyncrasies Partisan UK 1999 Sell This Version
Paradox - Existentialism / Less Worse (WeChooseToPerplex) album art Paradox Existentialism / Less Worse (WeChooseToPerplex) Sonica Records Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Paradox - No Texture / Not For Outsiders album art Paradox No Texture / Not For Outsiders C.I.A. UK 1999 Sell This Version
RIVET 135 Paradox - Drumworks EP album art Paradox Drumworks EP(2x12", EP) Reinforced Records RIVET 135 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DOCUMENT 4.3 Paradox - The New Season Part Three album art Domu / Volcov & Paradox Domu / Volcov & Paradox - The New Season Part Three(12") Archive (2) DOCUMENT 4.3 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Paradox - The Unspoken Divide / Conform To What album art Paradox The Unspoken Divide / Conform To What Reinforced Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
FM 001 Paradox - ...Leave Our Planet / She Mirrors Me album art Paradox & Prolog Paradox & Prolog - ...Leave Our Planet / She Mirrors Me(12") Form-3 Recordings FM 001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Paradox - Aries Maze / Reykjavik album art Paradox Aries Maze / Reykjavik Outsider UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paradox - The[Drum]Works>Vol.2< album art Paradox The[Drum]Works>Vol.2< Reinforced Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paradox - The New Season Sampler album art Volcov & Paradox / Opaque Volcov & Paradox / Opaque - The New Season Sampler Archive (2) Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Paradox - Play Twice Before Listening / Tighten Up Tighter album art Paradox Play Twice Before Listening / Tighten Up Tighter Droppin' Science UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paradox - Paragon Of Virtue album art Paradox Paragon Of Virtue Archive (2) Italy 2002 Sell This Version
Paradox - Rare Earth / I Get A Kick Back album art Alaska (2) / Paradox Alaska (2) / Paradox - Rare Earth / I Get A Kick Back Offshore Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version

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motiontracker

motiontracker

November 29, 2016
An absolute bad man. A groove pushing gangster. What Pleinmont said
Pleinmont

Pleinmont

January 12, 2016
Beat junkie, jungle foot soldier, prolific producer... Long time veteran of the scene always pushing boundaries. Dev was there in the early 90's and still represents all that is great about breakbeat sampling, beat editing, atmospherics and keeping things rolling.
Always fresh. Too many classic tracks from a talented guy.

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