How sane is the Mad Professor!

Sunday 22th January

We welcome Neil Fraser, otherwise known as the Mad Professor, into the Vibes Music Lounge where he will share some insight into his illustrious career as successful music producer.


The Speaker

The name Mad Professor was first given to Neil Fraser by friends at school, who were amazed by the experiments he carried out as a youth.

Having built a radio and telephone system at the age of 10 years, it was no surprise that his interest and subsequent career in electronics along with a love of Motown, Philadelphia International, Treasure Isle and music of all types propelled him onward.

The early Eighties, having built his own mixing desk, had launched Mad Professor along with the Ariwa Studio/ label from his front room in Thornton Heath. Early works include sessions with Ruts DC, Reggae Regulars, Merger, Jimmy Lindsay, Mikey Dread, Johnny Clarke and many more international artists.

DUB ME CRAZY, the first in a 12 part series of albums, was to become his beacon for the label. With an episode being issued every year, the titles all told a different story.

In 1998 the Ariwa record catalogue contained over 155 titles including over 30 dub albums from Mad Professor, 3 albums from U-Roy including the classic True Born African, 7 albums from the Upsetter, Lee Scratch Perry and many classic Lovers Rock albums, including Country Life – Sandra Cross, If I gave my heart – John Mclean, Black with Sugar – Kofi.

By the end of the Nineties, Mad Professor’s Ariwa label gained international notoriety in many territories throughout the world. Mainly known for its Dub, roots and Techno / drum and bass catalogue.

The Host

The webinar will be hosted by members of Vibes Music Lounge. Vibes Music Lounge is a registered Community Interest Company with an objective to:

• Provide virtual music to promote positive mental wellbeing within the community and to

• Provide informed cultural education on a variety of topics in order to raise awareness

Vibes Music Lounge uses a cloud-based video conference service to provide a safe space for community members to network whilst listening to various genres of music including Reggae, Soul, RnB and Soca.

We aim to provide an inclusive and interactive platform where people can build support networks, indulge in music therapy with the intent of promoting a positive mental outlook on life and to be able to listen to webinars covering a variety of topics from experts within their field.

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