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Madprof

Mad Professor (born Neil Joseph Stephen Fraser, 1955, Georgetown, Guyana) is a Guyanese-British dub music producer and engineer known for his original productions and remix work. He is considered one of the leading producers of dub music’s second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack, The Orb, and Brazilian DJ Marcelinho da lua, Grace Jones, Perry Farrel.

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Links to Peel

“I'm not entirely sure having something that sounds like a bunch of old washing machine parts being dragged around in a sack being named after you is entirely complimentary.”
  (JP on being name-checked for “John Peel Dub,” session repeat 21 October 1982)

M is for..

M is for... Mad Professor

In 2012, when details of John Peel's Record Collection were released online by TheSpace and JohnPeelArchive sites, the first 100 LPs by artists beginning with M were found to include 13 Mad Professor albums, including collaborations with Lee Perry and Jah Shaka.[1]

In an accompanying video, M Is For Mad Professor, the dub producer recalled the early support he received from the DJ, who played his work regularly from the early 1980s and suggested that the artist record a session at his own studio.

As well as Mad Professor's own releases, Peel also played numerous tracks from other artists on the producer's Ariwa label.[2] Elsewhere, 1992 Festive Fifty entry 'Blue Room' by The Orb sampled a version of the vocal from Ariwa release 'The Creator' by Aisha,[3] which was also put to use in 'Fast Forward Into Dub' from the 'Dub Me Crazy Part Five: Who Knows the Secret of the Master Tapes?' album.[4] [5] [6]

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None

Sessions

MAD PROFESSOR John Peel 23rd September 1982

MAD PROFESSOR John Peel 23rd September 1982

One session only. No known commercial release.

1.Recorded 1982-09-23. First broadcast 04 October 1982. Repeated 21 October 1982, 24 January 1983

  • Beyond The Realms Of Dub / Ghetto Pace/Elastic Plastic / John Peel Dub / In Fine Style / Funking The Capital Dub

Other Shows Played

1982
1983
  • 10 May 1983: Rebel
  • 15 May 1983 (BFBS): Channa Four (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa (John is tickled with the name of one of the Mad Professor's percussionists - Ras Bombo)
  • 15 May 1983 (BFBS): Jordan River (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa
  • 15 May 1983 (BFBS): War Cry (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa
  • 17 May 1983: Rebel Rock (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa
  • 22 May 1983 (BFBS): Channa Four (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa
  • 01 June 1983 (BFBS): The Drum Shot (album - Dub Me Crazy 3: The African Connection) Ariwa
  • 19 December 1983: Rasta Chase (LP - Dub Me Crazy Part 4) Ariwa
1984
1985
  • 05 February 1985: Freedom Broadcast (LP – Dub Me Crazy Part Five: Who Knows The Secret Of The Master Tapes?) Ariwa
1986
1989
1990
1991
  • 11 May 1991: Hijack To Jamaica (Dub Me Crazy Part 11) Ariwa
1995
1996
1997
  • 11 January 1997: African Hebrew Chant (album - The Lost Scrolls Of Moses) Ariwa
1999
  • 06 July 1999: Claps Like Thunder (CD-The Inspirational Sounds Of Mad Professor) Universal Dub
  • 07 July 1999: Creation Dub (CD-The Inspirational Sounds Of Mad Professor) Universal Dub
2000

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