Favourites: Seba And Paradox

To celebrate the Metalheadz release “Hexagon”, Seba And Paradox gave us a rundown of their favourite productions by each other. Taking these tracks, and adding a few of our own choices from their back catalogue, we have then blended them to create “Favourites”. Think of it as a playlist to showcase their music rather than a full-on DJ set.

From the B-Boy funk of Paradox to the spaced out bliss of Seba, the producers have delivered some of the finest moments in drum and bass history over three decades. Recording for labels like Moving Shadow, Good Looking and Metalheadz, their own labels, Paradox Music and Secret Operations as well as a new joint label, the duo have a vast discography to draw from so putting this list together must have been no small feat.

“Hexagon/Love Or Death” captures the essence of both producers and is the first release on Metalheadz for the duo. Available on both digital and vinyl now, the record comes housed in a full artwork sleeve.

Buy: Bandcamp / Metalheadz Store

Favourites – Seba And Paradox (Tracklist)

Seba And Lo-Tek – Universal Music (Good Looking Records)
Paradox – Orion (Metalheadz)
Seba – 34 Alpha (Secret Operations)
Seba And Paradox – Hexagon (Metalheadz)
Seba And Method One – Eidolon (Commercial Suicide)
Paradox – Crate Logic (Samurai Red Seal)
Seba And Paradox – Love Or Death (Metalheadz)
Nucleus And Paradox – Azha (Metalheadz)
Seba – Can’t Describe (Secret Operations)
Alaska And Paradox – Planet 3 (Good Looking Records)
Seba – Dangerous Days (Warm Communications)
Nucleus And Paradox – Analogue Life (Metalheadz)

Seba’s Top Three By Paradox

Alaska & Paradox – Planet 3 (Good Looking)

Seba: “This track blew my mind when I heard it 22 years ago. The amen has a much lower pitch than most other tracks that came out at the time. It made it really punchy and heavy. The vocal samples with delay also sits perfect on the whole arrangement. I really love the Aphex Twin style chord that comes in half way through too.”

Paradox – Crate Logic (Samurai Red Seal)

Seba: “This track is all about the drums! I like the long intro in this track with cut up breaks in a Paradox style and old-school b-boy samples. It drops so suddenly with a completely different drumbreak that makes the track very intense. I´ve played this track since before it came out in 2013 and I still play it today.”

Paradox – Orion (Metalheadz)

Seba: “Much more steppier than most other of Paradox’s other tracks. I like this one because it fits really well in my sets as a contrast to my own music. It still has that b-boy edge to it with old-school hip-hop samples. It’s also very hypnotizing!”

Paradox’s Top Three By Seba

Seba & Lotek – Universal Music (Good Looking)

Paradox: “This is a bit of an old one with Lotek but it’s a title that reminds me of our first meeting in the UK at Ministry Of Sound at a Good Looking event in the mid 90s. We spoke and were into each others music and I probably mentioned Universal Music at the time. I’m a sucker for long searing pads that let the breaks breath and Universal Music captures the whole Good Looking vibe in a nutshell for me. It was a fruitful era for both of us.”

Seba – Can’t Describe (Secret Operations)

Paradox: “Seba saves his best output for Secret Operations and rightfully so. The Detroit house vibes in this track are great. I would have done the drums differently of course but that’s just me.”

Seba – Dangerous Days (Warm Communications)

Paradox: “Although this is an ode to Vangelis, it’s done really well and Seba can do this type of music blindfolded. The apocalyptic vibe of the track is good and the dark side of the breaks and bass puts this track in my top three.”

“Hexagon/Love Or Death” is available now directly from the Metalheadz Bandcamp and store.

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