Paradox aka Alaska is one of the more slept on producers in drum and bass. The YouTube videos of his tracks languish with view counts in the hundreds, and he often produces under aliases, making it difficult to keep track of his work.

It’s unfortunate, considering the quality of his production. The sound is spacey and clean, yet the drums still crunch and there’s a soul to the music that is missing from many other super-technical drum and bass tunes. His latest offering is The Mesozoic Era, under the Alaska moniker, and it’s stunning.

My favourite track on this right now is Viola. Suitably nervous drum patterns, eerie, nightmarish synths, with a blanket of warmer sounds underneath tying it all together. I’m fiending for the next project – another collaboration with Swedish producer Seba.

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