Index returns on Friday November 20th with one the electronic music’s most unique and unmistakable artists, UK breakbeat pioneer Paradox. With almost 20 years involvement in the breakbeat, jungle and drum and bass scene, Dev Pandya has been there from the beginning under his many guises and collaborations but most notably as Paradox. Drawing heavily from the raw breakbeats of 70’s funk, the Paradox sound is unmistakable. With releases on every major Drum and Bass and Jungle label since his first release in 1990, Dev’s back catalogue is one to be reckoned with and up there with all the greats of UK bass music.
In his first ever performance in Australia, Dev brings his infamous Live PA down under for this momentous night at the Civic Underground. The influences which inform the Paradox sound are covered with a unique support cast of Dj’s taking it from the early funk roots which are the basis to his sound to the intricate drum programming of Jungle and Drum Funk Drum and Bass. Frenzie, Mark Pritchard, Ritual and Victim will cover the whole spectrum of breakbeat music with supporting Dj sets and a very special Live performance by one of Australia’s hottest properties right now, Dizz1, who is also launching his spectacular 3rd Time Lucky EP on Nod Navigators . If this isn’t enough we have added a second room which is hosted by ForeignDub and The night covering everything from Reggae though to Dubstep though to Liquid Drum and Bass.
INDEX featuring PARADOX / LIVE ‘UK’
(Paradox Music / Reinforced / Metalheadz / Moving Shadow /Renegade Hardware / Good Looking / Hospital / Droppin Science / Esoteric / Outsider / Timeless / Suburban Bass)
DIZZ1 / LIVE (Nod Navigators)
WHITEY (The Night)
FIRE (The Night)
PO (Foreign Dub)
B HOPPS (Foreign Dub)
Friday November 20th, 2009 / Civic Underground / Pitt and Goulburn St / City
9pm – 5am / $25 presale from Qjump.com.au and Inthemix.com.au
Paradox – Biography
Paradox is a certified breakbeat pioneer with a production career fast approaching 20 years. Having first released back in 1990, he’s since amassed a back catalogue of over 120 singles on leading drum and bass labels including Reinforced, Good Looking, Hospital and Metalheadz. He nowadays runs his own imprints as the primary outlet for his tracks, with
Paradox Music, Arctic, Esoteric and Outsider each having a unique identity and focus. Producing alone under the names Paradox and Alaska, he also collaborates regularly 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 Stronghold, Mobhanded and Offset Recordings before Dev’s Paradox guise emerged in 1996. Exploding across the scene with a string of 12" releases on Renegade Hardware, Certificate 18 and 4Hero's Reinforced Records, 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, Vibez, 720 Degrees and Nexus.
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 UK-orientated drum and bass scene. He has collaborated with some of greatest contemporary musicians the world has to offer, including Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Shobha Gurtu, Toshinori Kondo and Bernie Worrell.
His newly released 7th album saw Paradox and Alaska join forces for the “Isolationist LP”. As a a bonus, the CD includes 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 P.A. shows 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 180 international live shows covering USA, Europe, Asia and beyond and continues to venture into unchartered territory to represent