Part two of the EXPEDIT:IONS series, a dig through the classic Ikea vinyl shelving unit, is a journey through the work of one of my favourite producers; Paradox.
Dev Pandya, aka Paradox aka Alaska is one of the most prolific and consistent producers within the drum and bass scene. Over the last 20+ years he has worked alongside artists such as Nucleus, Seba and DJ Trax on pretty much every prestigious record label there is in jungle. Metalheadz, Moving Shadow, Good Looking, Reinforced; you name it.
There are perhaps three sides to Paradox. The all out drumfunk side, the dark amen tear outs, and the more atmospheric side of Alaska - All three sounds can be found in this selection.
As I was digging through the shelves it reminded me of the sheer number of Paradox records I own. He put out an incredible amount of music on his own labels, Paradox Music, Outsider, and Esoteric in the 2000s. It was hard work picking out these 18, but these are perhaps my most played over the years and to me represent what Paradox is all about.
01. Nucleus & Paradox - This Is Our Planet - Reinforced 
02. Paradox - They Choose To Perplex - Reinforced 
03. Paradox - Epoch - Outsider 
04. Nucleus & Paradox - Twelve Bits - Metalheadz 
05. Materia - Impact (Paradox Remix) - Basic Records 
06. Paradox – Play Twice Before Listening - Droppin' Science 
07. Nucleus & Paradox - Esotericism - Esoteric 
08. Nucleus & Paradox - Love Her - Esoteric 
09. Paradox - Curse Of Coincidence - Paradox Music 
10. Paradox - Certain Sound (Drumworkz VIP Mix) - Renegade Hardware 
11. Alaska & Paradox - Zion - Paradox Music 
12. Alaska & Paradox - Drum Sessions - Paradox Music 
13. Alaska - Aerosoul - Vibez 
14. Alaska & Seba - Back From Eternity - Arctic Music 
15. Alaska - The Vortex - Renegade Recordings 
16. Alaska & Nucleus - The Nautilus - 720 Degrees 
17. Paradox - Reykjavik - Outsider 
18. Nucleus & Paradox - Shinjuku - Paradox Music