Mad Doctor X – Keep It Lovely [1998]
November 11, 2011

Yet another track from SON005, the epic Project EP release from Mad Doctor X. A much smoother flavour with this one, seriously laid back business with an amazing flow. Perfect for wrapping up the working week. Enjoy!

Mad Doctor X – 7even feat Cappo, D-Love, Don 1, Frisco, Navigator & Terra [2000]
September 9, 2011

My favourite track of the amazing Project X Pt2 EP from Mad Doctor X, such a smooth vibe with some amazing production and insane lyrical gymnastics. Yet another example of why Carter remains one of the best producers of any kind of breakbeat lead music in the UK. Granted, the album was released over 10 years ago but the fact this still gets heavy caning all over the place is a testament to the popularity not just of this album but of Carter himself. Amazing.

From Discogs
The undercover alter-ego of incredible Bruce Banna-like hip-hop veteran DJ Jason Carter. On the scene for years since he first blew up with Blapps Posse and Don’t Hold Back (released in 1990 and repressed 57 times since) the Mad Doctor has been busy working in the lab conducting his illicit experiments and concocting his ill beats in various disguises ever since: London Funk Allstars and DJ Toolz on Ninja Tune, Clusterfunk on Cooltempo, and most recently as Mad Doctor X on Freskanova. He may also be familiar as the man providing all the scratches on The Freestylers’ recent records.

London Funk Allstars – Can Ya Understand [1995]
December 7, 2009

Didnt even get into the Allstars until early 2000’s but the London Funk Vol 1 album that this track is from is a classic slice of Ninja Tune downtempo breakbeat. This track is one of the standouts, probably why they selected it to be their first single release. Rocking breakbeat, laid back groove and that cheeky piano make this a smooth funk stormer.

Incidentall, Mad Dr X from the Funk Allstars is the alter ego of Jason Tunbridge, formerly of the Blapps Posse with Aston Harvey of the Freestylers.

The Blapps Posse – Dont Hold Back (Blappstramental) [1990]
October 22, 2009

The Blapps Posse were a fine bunch of breakbeat merchants dabling in the early house scene. Blapps Posse (Aston Harvey & Jason Tunbridge) were a London based production crew that created some very original sounds in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their music combined house and hip hop influences – strong bass lines and house breaks, fused with the edge of rap vocals and beats.

Aston Harvey later went on to become one part of the The Freestylers to world wide acclaim. Jason Tunbridge (aka Mad Doctor X ) continues to be a force in the breakbeat and turntablism arena, cranking out scratches for the Freestylers, mixing for Freskanova and Ninja Tune.