Para, a DJ and producer from Swindon,
was introduced to hip-hop around 1988, having a local scene
that was active in all elements of Hip Hop Para quickly learnt
about the history and was instantly hooked. After experimenting
with all elements he decided to focus on Djing .
Para began by making a series of Mix -tapes which he would
hand out locally. These developed into a series of cut and
paste mixes that took the idea of cut and paste to the next
One of Para's releases "The saxton Collection"
received great reviews in this country and across the pond
and even earned the tag of "mix of the year" in some media.
This was followed by "Feats per Minute" feat Dj Yoda, another
cut and paste style mix that fuses snippets of records from
many musical genres in an innovative and original style. His
skills didn't go unnoticed ,one of his scratch tracks was
released on" The Return of the Bomb DJ" which over the years
has featured the worlds greatest Hip-Hop DJs.His
love for digging breaks also led to the realms of production.
He started his own label and began by
releasing a series of battle weapon records. "Battle weapons
of mass destruction/Breaks and Ladders/The Break Search/Breaks
by numbers and Spot the Breaks" all produced with the scratch
musician very much in mind. Para also began remixing other
peoples tracks on the side which led to him releasing an ep.
Pressing only limited numbers he received great reviews and
set to work on his full debut album.
After a number of well received 7" singles
he's finally got round to finishing his debut album.
The album is a nice bouncy ride thru Soul, Hip Hop, Funky
breaks and Cut and Paste. Perfect for Breakin Bread the label
that continues to raise the bar in hybrid soul/funk/hip hop
styles. Beats to make you dance, hooks galore, vocals courtesy
of Caitlin and some samples and some cutting and scratching.
You don't hear this sort of stuff on the radio or in the charts
but it rules dancefloors all over!.