It’s amazing that so many people don’t realise that a living legend not only resides in South Norwood, but his studio is also situated here; I couldn’t even begin to guess how many worldwide names have recorded there. A man who has entertained people all over the world, collaborated with an eclectic range of musicians and if you want a dub remix of your music, there is only one person to approach.
I first came across the Mad Professor’s work in the late 80’s, playing Macka B’s first two albums continuously; it was these albums and Eek-a-Mouse that really got me into reggae / dub.
When SNTB met the Mad Professor (Neil Fraser) at his studio’s, it was unbelievable, actually talking to the Mad Professor in his studio – a real modest creative genius. I hope I can convince him to play somewhere local this year!