Based in Auckland, Parado has been making his mark on the Aotearoa reggae scene, fast earning a reputation for his deep knowledge of all things reggae and his heavy selections in the dance.

After initially discovering reggae through a family connection at around the age of 15, Paradox spent his teenage years listening hard everyday before he eventually took up selecting himself.

He forwards up-to-the-time tunes and is also particularly passionate about beats from the mid-late ’90s and both the Xterminator era and dancehall of the time. He is always interested in keeping up with the international sound-system world and is helping to keep the vibes strong in Auckland city and around the country.

The Auckland massive can catch Paradox playing with Ever Living Spirit (Swiss) & Art Official @ Khuja Lounge on Friday 27 Feb and at Daybreak @ The Rising Sun on Saturday 28 Feb.

Big ups to Paradox for his Top Ten new tune selection (in no particular order) for February 2009.

1. Vybz Kartel – Last Man Standing (Don’t Run) (Not Nice Productions)

2. Mavado & Flexx – Walk Wid Dem Casket (Di Genius Productions / Big Ship)

3. Mavado – Neva Believe U (Daseca)

4. Assassin – Child Molester (Birchill)

5. RDX – Bend Over (Young Blood Records)

6. Laden – Hold The Faith (Di Genius Productions / Big Ship)

7. Peetah Morgan – Warzone (Juke Boxx Records)

8. Charly Black – High Grade (Coppershot Music)

9. Pressure – Black Man Rise (Don Corleon)

10. Sizzla – Black Man In The White House (Kalonji Music)