Mad Professor

Mad Professor

Biography

Mad Professor's music is an extension of his mentor and collaborator Lee "Scratch" Perry's work, drawing on heavy Roots rhythms while adding a commanding knowledge of modern computer and keyboard-based mixing. Working simultaneously in both Lover's Rock and Dub, Mad Professor adds innovative sounds without rejecting the traditionally live instrumental foundation of reggae. Synthesized and acoustic instruments drop in and out of his songs at will -- fading, echoing, and generally being altered in any way possible; at the same time, a plethora of electronically affected sounds swirl around your brain. His Dub Me Crazy albums are modern masterstrokes, and his work with artists like U-Roy seem like a return to the golden days of Dub. Mad Professor has influenced artists in a variety of genres (Trip-Hop and Ambient, among others) due in part to his collaborations with Massive Attack and the Orb.
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