Date: Saturday 28 March Doors 9.30PM Adm £10.00 Venue: Black Box
MAD PROFESSOR Live Dub Show with MC Singer and Support DJs (including Rudimentary in the Café)
In association with Jameson Belfast Film Festival and the Black Box
The question is often asked, just how sane is the Mad Professor? Judging by the contents of his character, the results of his recordings and the variety of the artistes that have passed through his Ariwa Studios, then he is certainly one of the sanest producers around.
Neil Fraser christened Mad Professor by school friends who were amazed by the experiments he was carrying out began his musical career as a service engineer. With a raft of technical skills and a good ear for ‘on key’ music, he began to build a 4 track studio at his home in Thornton Heath and by the turn of the eighties launched the legendary Ariwa label which grew into one of dub’s most influential labels.
A multitude of artists from Sandra Cross, Pato Banton, Macka B. and Kofi to The Boom, Massive Attack, Jah Shaka, Sade and The Orb have all benefited from the Professor’s brilliant touch.