A paragon is “a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.” If we are talking about dark marauding 170 BPM sound weapons, Tom Smit epitomises this sound, having turned heads in the underground since 2012 with his signature brand of moody and chaotic Drum & Bass.
Lurking predominantly in the shadows, his trademark style and refusal to follow trends has nevertheless seen him release on respected imprints and, as of 2015, hold down a regular show on esteemed London station Rude FM (rudefm.com
) and a resident spot at Tech Itch Recordings events.
Paragon is not your average Drum & Bass producer, with his 2018 debut album 'Noisypieceofshit' seeing him explore the boundaries of both his sound and the genre, gaining support from none other than Justin Broadrick of Napalm Death / Godflesh / Tech Level 2 fame.
His second album lands on Tech Itch Recordings and is a collaborative affair featuring several label regulars.
CD / Digital only at this time.
releases February 1, 2019
All tracks written & produced by Paragon & Co
Artwork by adampizurny.com
TECH ITCH RECORDINGS:London
31st January 2019
PARAGON (Iris LP Release)
Our first London event of 2019 celebrates the release of Paragon’s Iris LP which features collaborations with a slew of Tech Itch artists including DJ E, Voyage, Code 906, Indidjinous & Zigril as well as label newcomers Cypher & Furious.
The notorious Source Direct is returning for his second appearance at Rolling Stock promising another jolt of his frenetic, dark energy. Fresh off his infectious Frontiers EP on DSCI4, Cypher can be counted on to deliver an invasion of 90’s era-inspired evil tech rollers.
Armed with dubs from the depths, Danger Chamber label boss Y2 will be gracing the decks as well, backed up by veteran techstepper Operator and resident support from the man known as Structure.
Vocal icon Blackeye MC will be hosting this latest installment of the techstep renaissance. Join us!
Free with RSVP @ techitch.com/events