"Nucleus" is Dave Simms And "Paradox" is Dev Pandya.
Nucleus aka Dave Sims started djing in 1986 mixing and scratching hip hop and funk breaks after hearing double d and steinski;s lessons and grandmaster flash adventures on the wheels of steel, this inspired him to buy a 4-track tape recorder and start making break mixes and hip hop tunes with local rappers.
In about 1988 he started going to raves and clubs like the dungeon, telepathy and then later paradise club (awol) and getting into house and early breakbeat Read more on Last.fm
"Nucleus" is Dave Simms And "Paradox" is Dev Pandya. Nucleus aka Dave Sims started djing in 1986 mixing and scratching hip hop and funk breaks after hearing double d and steinski;s lessons and grandmaster flash adventures on the wheels of steel, this inspired him to buy a 4-track tape recorder and start making break mixes and hip hop tunes with local rappers. In about 1988 he started going to raves and clubs like the dungeon, telepathy and then later paradise club (awol) and getting into house and early breakbeat ,and djing at parties and raves staying with the music as it evolved through hardcore,jungle to drum and bass. In 1996 Nucleus started making tunes with Dev Paradox for nine bar records, made 2 12s and 1 album as noise and paradox.
In 97 the duo started recording for the lengendery Reinforced records with a 12 Esoteric funk/places and spaces as Nucleus and paradox and a track past,present,future on the Enforcers Lp.Followed by another 12 this side of fore ever/decompositions. At the same time releasing a12 on 720 records(goodlooking) the nautilus and Nexus records(good looking) Project 2/Persistence of vision as Alaska and Nucleus. The duo worked on various remixes including 4-Hero for talking loud and James Hardway. The next 12 was who? What?/No spaced place for Reinforced in 2000, followed by tracks as Nucleus on the deadly chambers Enforcers Lp and a 12 on Reinforced called Gravity point/Flim flam and a track suspended animation on the Scattered Snares LP on Marc macs Twisted funk label.
Over the years Nucleus has Djed at various events in Germany,France,Holland,Hungary,Australia,Switzerland,Norway and UK playing drum and bass,funk,jazz,hip hop,house,disco,breaks,broken beat etc.and had a couple of b-boy break mix tapes/cds out with Break dj Leacy. Paradox is International music producer and breakbeat pioneer Dev Paradox. Paradox's career dates back to 1989 when 'Mixrace' was formed with partner DJ Trax. The first professional recording by Mixrace was eighteen years ago back in 1990.
The first Mixrace 12" surfaced in 1991 on the early rave/breakbeat Moving Shadow Records Label. Trax and Paradox, both only 17 at the time released the early Mixrace Hardcore classic 'Too Bad for Ya/The Future is Before Your Eyes' (SHADOW 018) which at 180bpm back in 1991 was a ground breaking slice of rave hardcore for its era and ironically enough, seventeen years on can be mixed into today's Drum and Bass Dj culture with ease.. Timeless.
Four more releases followed on the Moving Shadow label and in 1994 Dev and Trax set up their own Stronghold, Mobhanded and Offset Record labels.
New artist guises surfaced in 1996 in the forms of 'Alaska' and 'Paradox'. Dev wanted to show his diversity by creating two different genre's of drumfunk [a paradox coined term now classed as a musical genre] with Alaska being the ambient moniker of the two, and the name Paradox exploring the drum patterns of 1970's funk.
the Paradox sound exploded with a string of 12" releases on Renegade Hardware, Certificate 18 and 4hero's Reinforced Records [the label to whom Paradox would cement his producer status as the godfather of breaks].
1998 onwards and paradox almost single handedly flew the flag for break orientated drum and bass, pioneering the sound and giving others hope that the music would live on whilst others quickly left in droves to copy the latest fill-less static drum pattern rubbish. paradox's consistent and unique style of programming set off alarm bells way outside of the drum and bass spectrum and it was only a matter of time all the hard work on reinforced records would eventually pay off as recognition was appearing from famous icons of the music industry from legendary bassist bill laswell and classical indian queen shobha gurtu to world famous pianist herbie hancock.
into 2008 and Dev has now recorded over 110 12"s for an amazing 52 record labels including major label universal, Goldie's Metalheadz, 4-Hero's Reinforced Records, LTJ Bukem's Good Looking, Certificate 18, london elektricity's Hospital, Partisan, Dylan's Freak Recordings, Renegade Hardware, Timeless, ireland's Bassbin, Total Science's CIA, Blame's 720 Degrees, Nexus, Danny Break's Droppin Science, subject 13's Vibez Recordings, marc mac's Twisted Funk, Toshiba-EMI, Ninebar, Sonica, dego's 2000 Black, Holland's Rush Hour Records, New York's Offshore Recordings, SONY/BMG, Warner Music, Sony Music Japan and Italy's Archive Records.
Paradox also runs 4 records labels single-handedly in true control-freak style. each label has their own unique ethos with Esoteric music as the headquarters for nucleus and paradox collaborations, arctic music for alaska ambience, paradox music marks the flagship paradox stable and dev also runs outsider music in order to support the scene and push new and like-minded artists forward.
Dev has released two albums on major label Sony Music Japan throughout his career. 2006 saw the 6th album surface on 13 Music and work has already begun on the 7th chapter which will feature a number of guest musicians from the 60's and 70's all eager to contribute to paradox's 7th long player.
Paradox remixing duties include the classical indian musician shobha gurtu, 4-Hero for Talkin Loud/Mercury, Yasushi Ide for Warner Brothers, Boom Boom Satelites for Sony/Epic, the chappell library music works for Sony/BMG Uk, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Raf & Illogik featuring Don-E, Deep Blue, LTJ Bukem and Makoto, Justice, James Hardway, NXS, Blue, Trax for Lacerba, Konami Entertainment and Japanese Manga Cartoon Company Marine Entertainment/Avex inc.
Multi-media contributions include exclusive music for USA giant ESPN NBA Playstation and XBOX games, Konami Arcade platform games and Sony Playstation games in Japan and music featured in the Jeff Winner motion picture 'Satellite'.
Paradox also released a Live tour DVD with his 4th album on Reinforced records showcasing the extensive tour work that goes on behind making music and gave an insight into the life of the musician.
Paradox's unique profile has attracted exclusive endorsement contracts with Firetrap Clothing, Fossil watches, Acupuncture Footwear and Bloc Eyewear, four companies all eager to be affiliated with the paradox iconic ethos and sound. Dev is also without doubt a live touring robot outside the studio. Every month of the year you can catch Paradox's live show truly worldwide. Dev has visited all corners of the globe and in true control-freak style has personally co-ordinated, orchestrated and headlined over 120 live overseas shows in all four corners of the USA, East Asia, every un-turned stone in Europe and entertained packed crowds in sublime places from Iceland to Tokyo.
What makes the Paradox live show different to any Dj set is that when Paradox is invited to perform abroad it's because the Paradox sound is in demand. Paradox only performs his own material live. After personally co-ordinating over 120 overseas shows under a strict invitation-only basis Paradox joined ESP International in the summer of 2006 to spread the ethos to an even wider audience. Dev has stuck to his guns and remained true to himself and in turn the name Paradox has earned a strong status and overseas following.
Anyone that attends a live Paradox show leaves the venue witnessing a truly interactive performance.
Paradox's Live credentials also led the BBC to invite Dev to perform live at the BBC studio's for the digital radio service 1Xtra, a first for a live Drum and Bass artist on National UK radio.
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