Madcap

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Biography

  • Madcap is a Drum and Bass DJ / Producer / Remixer from the UK “Been in the game for a long time. Fantastic DJ , consistently writing quality tracks” - LTJ Bukem
    Madcap – DJ / Producer / Remixer – 2017 Madcap (Elliot Payne) started DJing in the early 90's. Son of a Rock N' Roll Musician Father & Piano teaching Mother, he was exposed to music from a very young age. Being so young was a stumbling block at first, but this changed in the summer of '95 when securing a job at local record shop Buzz Records, High Wycombe. This was associated with DJ Pulse and the influential Creative Wax label. Meeting with punters and promoters alike, Madcap soon found himself being booked up & down the UK for sets, including the infamous Sanctuary in Milton Keynes. One particular highlight of his DJing career so far was winning the Movement / Technics DJ Competition in 2002 at The End Night-club, as featured in DJ Magazine, this resulted in several bookings for Movement at London's Bar Rumba & across the Capital. Other notable features on Madcap is his appearance in The West Country's IDJ Magazine January 2004 after winning "Mix Tape of the Month" The competitions certainly helped and has continued to get him bookings throughout the UK. Madcap has had several long term residencies in Oxford, London, Aylesbury, Birmingham & High Wycombe. Over the years Madcap has had the pleasure of being invited for guest slots at events up & down the country including London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol, Gloucster, Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford & Exmouth to name a few. Madcap has enjoyed promoting events in local towns Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Maidenhead & London. Booking artists such as Goldie, Randall, Nookie, Break, Doc Scott, D-Bridge etc etc. Since 2006 Madcap has had a string of release on labels such as LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, Randall’s Mac II, Fokuz, Celsius & Soul Deep. He has just completed remixes for LTJ Bukem, Nookie / Cloud 9, Tom & Jerry aka 4 Hero & DJ Monita. This includes Cloud 9’s Moving Shadow classic ‘You Got Me Burning Up’ & Nookie’s Reinforced release ‘A Drum, A Bass & A Piano’. Recent releases include ‘Rain’ on Randall’s LP Pieces 2 which features Goldie, DLR, Seba & many more. ‘Coming Your Way’ (Fokuz) was licensed to The Drum & Bass Arena 2016 CD. 12” Vinyl pressings of Madcap’s ‘Hear Comes’ b/w ‘Settle Down’ (Alongside Jaybee) was released on Soul Deep. The Methods EP was released on new label Myriad Recordings with remix work continuing on Tru-Thoughts (Original home for Bonobo) for Japanese artist Anchorsong. Creative Wax (co-run by Madcap alongside old friend DJ Pulse) was relaunched back in 2013 with a new 12” vinyl featuring a Madcap remix of Tango’s Understanding b/w Spellbound (Furney Remix). Together they have released several new releases, selected back catalogue, new & retro merchandise. Other recent studio projects include working with artists such as Furney (Good Looking Records), Andy Skopes (V Recordings), Jaybee (Mac II), Paul SG (JazzSticks), Locksmith (AMA Sounds, GLR), Soul Structure (GLR, JazzSticks) & FBD Project (Moving Shadow). Remix work is in progress for Paul SG & Kaotic Chemistry (2 Bad Mice / Moving Shadow), with more music set for release via Smooth N Groove, Creative Wax & another 12” planned for early 2018 on Soul Deep. Madcap has been interviewed on several different radio shows including Ministry Of Sound & also had his tracks played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio, 1Xtra by B.Traits, Friction, Fabio, Grooverider, Randall, Bailey & LTJ Bukem. 2013 also saw him debut at London’s Fabric ‘Bukem In Session’ which included a promo mix featured on the clubs website https://www.fabriclondon.com/blog/view/audio-madcap-fabriclive-x-bukem-in-session-mix Joe Nebula (from Reinforced’s Nebula 2) interviewed Madcap in November 2017, the show also includes a guest mix https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/madcap-guest-mix-interview-on-joe-nebula-2s-975-kemet-fm-dnb-show/ Signing music to various labels led to regular abroad bookings include Amsterdam, Switzerland, Arnhem, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal & Corfu. Past tours include events with Nookie, Furney, MC Conrad, Five Alive & Collette Warren in Prague, Poland & Estonia to promote Phuzion Records CD release ‘Atmosphere Chapter 5’ (Compiled by Nookie, Mixed By Madcap) 2015 saw Madcap begin his monthly ‘Creative Wax Show’ on http://futuresoundsradio.com where you can catch him on the last Sunday of each month 4pm-6pm (GMT) playing fresh new D&B, Old Skool & selected tracks away from the D&B genre. Please keep an eye out on Madcap’s social media pages for news including forthcoming gigs & releases. DJ Quotes: “Been in the game for a long time. Fantastic DJ , consistently writing quality tracks” - LTJ Bukem Please keep an eye out on Madcap’s social media pages for news including forthcoming gigs & releases. Release reviews: ‘Rain’ (Featured on Pieces 2) http://in-reach.co.uk/pieces-session-2-lp-mac-2-recordings/ “Switching the style but keeping on that same rolling vibe, Madcap gives us his offering to the LP in the form of Rain. This is such a classy tune which sends the listener on a journey through the past, present and future sounds of jungle. Yeah I know, that bongo is still in my head too!” ‘Mind Adventures EP’ (Smooth N Groove) https://www.junodownload.com/products/madcap-mind-adventures-ep/3102944-02/ “Don't be fooled by the name; sounds as silky as these are far from Madcap. But that just adds to this young London producer's integrity. In keeping with the previous outings on the US/UK D&B imprint, the emphasis is on the rolling groove as Madcap keeps our toes chiselled with tight percussion and a careful balance of light and dark. From the Marky-edge euphoria of "Mind Adventures" to the Total Science planet-gazing iciness of "Watching You", there's a reason he's appeared on the likes of Mac 2, Celsius and Fokuz in recent times. Join the adventure while there's still time to catch up.” Madcap Recent Press / Interviews: DNBA feature: http://drumandbassarenablog.com/2014/03/29/madcap-step-back-to-step-forward/ In Reach feature: http://in-reach.co.uk/crate-diggin-madcap-step-back-sessions/ Promo / Radio Mixes: https://soundcloud.com/fabric/madcap-fabriclive-x-bukem-in https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/madcap-guest-mix-interview-on-joe-nebula-2s-975-kemet-fm-dnb-show/ https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/liquidator-series-94-feat-madcap/ https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/madcap-mini-promo-mix-recorded-for-pure-science-mac-2-recordings-march-2016/ https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/madcap-back-2-da-future-promo-mix-april-2015/ https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/madcap-the-creative-wax-show-live-240917/ https://soundcloud.com/fokuzrecordings/fokuz-recordings-podcast-27-madcap-kasper https://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/the-creative-wax-show-2nd-birthday-hosted-by-madcap-26-03-17/ http://www.mixcloud.com/jazzsticks/madcap-exclusive-jazzsticks-mix-for-jazzsticks-labelnight-extraordinaire/ http://pandamixshow.com/drum-and-bass-mix-2014-madcap/ For bookings & more info please contact: [email protected] Links: http://soundcloud.com/madcap http://www.mixcloud.com/MadcapUk/ http://twitter.com/#!/MadcapDJ https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Madcap/164775086916787 https://www.instagram.com/maddersuk/ https://www.youtube.com/user/madcapuk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Wax/234532799940730 https://creativewaxrecords.bandcamp.com http://www.creativewaxrecordings.co.uk
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    Selected discography

    Madcap ‘Dangerous’ Creative Wax Madcap ‘F-Theme’ Mac II (Pieces LP) Madcap ‘Rain’ Mac II (Pieces 2) Madcap ‘Sunset Strip’ Good Looking Records Madcap & Jaybee ‘Riverside’ Good Looking Records Madcap ‘Never Be Free’ Repertoire Madcap ‘Right On’ Vampire Madcap 'Red October' Fokuz Recordings Madcap ‘Melanie’ Celcius Recordings Madcap ’Late Night Tales EP’ Fokuz Recordings Madcap ‘Boogaloo Dream EP’ Celsius Recordings Madcap ‘Mind Adventures EP’ Smooth N Groove Madcap ‘Living In Shadows’ JazzSticks Recordings Madcap ‘Ritual Love’ EP Sheer Velocity Madcap 'In My Soul' EP Phuzion Digital Madcap ‘Hear Comes’ Soul Deep Madcap ‘Methods EP’ Myriad Recordings Madcap 'Everyday' Criminal Records Andy Skopes & Madcap 'These Sounds' Renegade Recordings Madcap & Jaybee ‘Settle Down’ Soul Deep Madcap & Vinyl Junkie ‘Mind, Body & Soul’ Ghetto Dub Remixes: Nookie ‘A Drum, A Bass & A Piano (Madcap 2013 Remix) DNBA Summer Selection Nookie ‘Celebrate Life’ (Madcap 2013 Remix) Phuzion Cloud 9 ‘You Got Me Burning Up’ (Madcap 2014 Remix) Phuzion Digital Tango 'Understand' (Madcap Remix) Creative Wax Tango & Fallout ‘Positive Chaos’ (Madcap 2013 Remix) Step Back Sessions FBD Project (Engineered by Madcap) ‘Nema’ AKO Beatz Tom & Jerry ‘Still Lets Me Down’ (Furney & Madcap 2014 Remix) Step Back Sessions Villem & Madcap 'Inflated Tear' (Madcap Remix) Good Looking Records / Fabric Live 46 DJ Monita ‘Luv To Luv Ya’ (Madcap 2015 Remix) Skeleton Recordings Anchorsong ‘Kajo’ (Madcap Remix) Try Thoughts