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(Paradox Music | UK)
Dev Pandya is a certified breakbeat pioneer with a production career spanning 23 years. Having first released back in 1990, he’s since amassed a back catalogue of 9 albums and 147 12” singles on leading drum and bass
labels including 4 Hero’s Reinforced, LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking, London Elektricity’s Hospital and Goldie’s Metalheadz. He nowadays runs his own imprints as the primary outlet for his tracks, with Paradox Music, Arctic Music and Esoteric each having a unique identity and focus.
Producing alone under the names Paradox and Alaska, he also collaborates with the likes of Seba and Nucleus, as well as vocalists including Kirsty Hawkshaw and Robert Manos. His appetite for touring remains as strong as ever and he continues to astound and entertain crowds with his live shows, mixing banter, commentary and chat with breakbeats for a one-off PA.
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.
(Dirty City | DC)
Kalu is the founder of “Dirty City” and the “DC DrumFunk Collective” in Washington DC. He started DJ’ing in 1996 at local house parties after hearing Kemistry and Storm perform live. Soon he was hooked to the Metalheadz sound which you can always hear in one of his sets.
Kalu has played alongside SEBA, PARADOX, DJ LEE, TECH ITCH, DJ INK, DOM & ROLAND, NUCLEUS, LTJ BUKEM, OUTRAGE, ROHAN and other Heavy Hitters in the Drum and Bass scene along with regularly touring with Seba and Paradox.
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(Smoovegroove Productions / Strong Island Underground / Bass Defects | LI)
DJ Skope has been mixing drum and bass since 1997. No style is left untouched when it comes to his track selection. His sets have been known to span from Old skool hardcore breakbeats to Jungle and to Drum and Bass. Not to mention what he keeps in mind when mixing several elements: set progression, timing and other technical elements. When you catch him in “The Zone” DJ Skope is all over the mixer like a kid in a candy store.
(Natural Selection | NYC)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artist mother he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.
(BBE / Digital Konfusion | NYC)
Hailing from Brooklyn N.Y., T.R.A.C. has been very involved in many different scenes in his music career. Struck by the bug at a very young age, music has always been one of the most influential things in his life. As an MC he knows how to rock a crowd, as a lyricist he can surely put words together in a fashion, but its the art of making music where T.R.A.C. excels. Not wanting to be seen as just a rapper, he wants to be respected as a vocalist/musician and MC.
Through out his musical journey, the New York native has touched on many different genres with Hip Hop effort. On his first ’2000 feature with DJ ICUE “Next Level $hit” became an underground classic on Liquid Sky Records. The fusion of the 2 styles was seen as provocative at the time. Nonetheless, The experience of this had set the stage of what was to come in the future.
As a Konkrete Jungle resident and NYC scene supporter, T.R.A.C. has been seen performing with top tier Dj’s and artist abroad. From NYC junglist Dj’s like Odi, Dara, Soul Slinger, and LionDub to name a few, to overseas heavies like Jumpin Jack Frost, Dego (4hero), The Upbeats, Skream and within recent times was seen rocking the mic for the re-known Roni Size and the legendary DJ LTJ Bukem.
Back on the Hip Hop side of things, T.R.A.C. does what he considers “classic style Hip Hop. In love with mostly sampled sounds, he has teamed with the likes of UK legend Lewis Parker on a couple of occasions. From 2007′s Boosey n Hawks entitled “Lewis Parkers’ Home Grown Hip Hop” to Lp’s more recent releases such as Dangerous Adventures.
In 2009, a friend handed him a copy of an album called Visioneers. A compilation of very well orchestrated covers that were done by UK (4hero) Legend Marc Mac. Being inspired from the album , T.R.A.C. went and searched for him via the internet. After a couple of conversations a new relationship was made firing the BK MC into new grounds. The tandem are 3 projects deep with music including his well received 2011 Omniverse/BBE debut album “The Network”. Marcs amazing soundscapes topped with T.R.A.C.’s vocals have been reviewed by critics on blogsites and magazines as “addictive” and “refreshing” to Hip Hop, garnishing 6stars in a Euro magazine(Oct OE4).
With a couple of feature spots to come in the future along with another upcoming over-viewed EP in the works his catalog keeps growing with quality music. Expect to hear and see more of this talented MC throughout the year. His goal remains the same. To Rule And Conquer.
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