Madcap (6)

Real Name:
Elliot Payne
Profile:
Drum & Bass Producer from Chinnor, Oxfordshire, Britain (UK)
Madcap started DJing 20 years ago when he was 11 years old, mixing up house & breakbeat - more generally referred to as ‘Old Skool Rave’ nowadays. Playing out at friends house parties, local sports halls and clubs over the coming years started his confidence on the decks and also gave Madcap reason to start producing demo mixes to give out.
Being so young was a stumbling block but this changed when securing a job at local record shop Buzz Records, which was associated with DJ Pulse and the influential Creative Wax label. Meeting with punters and promoters alike, Madcap soon found himself being booked up & down the UK for sets.
At the end of 1994 Madcap started putting on events in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire (because there wasn't much on offer for the younger generation at the time in this area) featuring local DJs & MCs. This was a good experience because it gained a following for him as well as the events themselves. Madcap went on to promote events under the names Intensity 96-2001 (later alongside Wilsh), Elevate 2000-2002, Essence 2002 (alongside Wilsh), Storm 2003-2004 & Synthesis at the Rhythm Factory, London back in August & October ’08 . All the events were about good vibes and good music along with pushing DJs in the local area.
Madcap grew up listening to DJ's such as Hype, Ratty, Sy, Slipmatt, Carl Cox & LTJ Bukem, with more recent influences like DJ Marky
One particular highlight of Madcaps' DJing career so far was winning the Movement / Technics DJ Competition in 2002, as featured in DJ Magazine. The prize was a main room set at Movements' weekly event at Bar Rumba, London - along with 2 Technics Decks & Mixer. Other notable features on Madcap is his appearance in IDJ Magazine January 2004, winning "Mix Tape of the Month" and also coming 4th place in the Gemini DJ Competition at The Plaza Awards, Earls Court in 2003.
In the last few years Madcap has been very busy in the studio and is currently working with DJ Pulse on new tunes & is planning to re-launch Creative Wax. He has also started a DnB digital label called Uncertified Music (with Wilsh & Ascension). More recently Madcap has been heavly influenced by the new J-Tek sound, & has made quite a few tracks, working with the 145bpm is exciting as originally when the Jungle Techno sound hit the scene back in 93 he was very much into it but was only 13 at the time.
Other recent projects & news Include colabs with Mute & Mako (Utopia Music / Ingredients), Vinyl Junkie (Warehouse Wax) & Tango (Moving Shadow, Steel Fingers). Forthcoming tunes on Sonata Recordings & Phuzion Digital.
He has had the pleasure of playing at events such as Movement, Desire, Essence of Chi, London ZU, Switch (MoS), Drive By, Technicality, Moondance, Cloud 9, Refresh, Drum Club, Overload, Epidemik, Bar Knowledge, Helter Skelter, Evolution & Kinetic, Uncertified, Drum Project, Synthesis, Grind House (Edinburgh), Lowdown, Jay-Fest & for the last 3.5 years has held down a Monthly residency in local Bar the Black Boy (Oxfordshire).

His father was Les Payne.
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Singles & EPs

IME002 Madcap (6) - Otis Drumfunk / Hear Dis album art Andy Skopes & Madcap (6) Andy Skopes & Madcap (6) - Otis Drumfunk / Hear Dis(12") Immerse Records IME002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Madcap (6) - Subject / Poppin album art Madcap (6) / L Plus Featuring MC Coppa Madcap (6) / L Plus Featuring MC Coppa - Subject / Poppin Sidechain Music UK 2007 Sell This Version
DL006 Madcap (6) - The End EP album art Secret Society (10), Madcap (6), Alteria Motive & Grimm (9) Secret Society (10), Madcap (6), Alteria Motive & Grimm (9) - The End EP(4xFile, WAV, EP) Digi-Lab Records DL006 UK 2009
Madcap (6) - Refresh EP album art Pilgrim* / Madcap (6) / Vinyl Junkie Pilgrim* / Madcap (6) / Vinyl Junkie - Refresh EP (EP) Anomaly (2) Australia 2010
SONREC001 Madcap (6) - Transparent Motives EP album art Madcap (6) Transparent Motives EP(4xFile, MP3, EP) Sonata Recordings SONREC001 UK 2011
Madcap (6) - Deep Inside My Soul EP album art Madcap (6) Deep Inside My Soul EP (EP) Phuzion Digital UK 2012
GLR089W Madcap (6) - Bikini Beach / Riverside album art EZ Rollers* / Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) EZ Rollers* / Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) - Bikini Beach / Riverside(12", W/Lbl) Good Looking Records GLR089W UK 2013 Sell This Version
Madcap (6) - Sweet Love EP album art Madcap (6) Sweet Love EP (EP) Celsius Recordings Netherlands 2015
Madcap (6) - Late Night Tales EP album art Madcap (6) Late Night Tales EP (EP) Fokuz Recordings Netherlands 2015
Madcap (6) - Boogaloo Dream EP album art Madcap (6) Boogaloo Dream EP (EP) Celsius Recordings Netherlands 2015
Madcap (6) - Mind Adventures EP album art Madcap (6) Mind Adventures EP (EP) Smooth N Groove Records UK & US 2016
Madcap (6) - Joy & Pain album art Madcap (6) Joy & Pain (EP) Smooth N Groove Records UK & US 2017
Madcap (6) - Settle Down / Here Comes album art Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) - Settle Down / Here Comes (Single) Soul Deep Recordings US 2017 Sell This Version
none Madcap (6) - Methods album art Madcap (6) Methods(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Myriad Recordings UK none UK 2017
SDRVNYL008 Madcap (6) - River Soul / Pablo album art Madcap (6) River Soul / Pablo(12") Soul Deep Recordings SDRVNYL008 US 2018 Sell This Version
SDEVNYL008 Madcap (6) - River Soul Ep album art Madcap (6) River Soul Ep(12", Maxi) Soul Deep Exclusives SDEVNYL008 US 2018 Sell This Version
Madcap (6) - Good Old Dayz album art Madcap (6) Good Old Dayz (EP) Vibez '93 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
AKO10 003 Madcap (6) - Out Of Reach / Sunshine Dub album art Madcap (6) Out Of Reach / Sunshine Dub(10", Promo, Yel) AKO 10 AKO10 003 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

JDIG001 Madcap (6) - Tribal Connection / Switch The Lights album art Madcap (6) Tribal Connection / Switch The Lights(File, MP3, WAV) Jerona Digital JDIG001 2008
Uncert 003 Madcap (6) - Scratch You Out / Consequence album art Villem / Madcap (6) Villem / Madcap (6) - Scratch You Out / Consequence(2xFile, MP3, 320) Uncertified Music Uncert 003 UK 2010
TDDR007 Madcap (6) - Artillery album art Madcap (6) Artillery(File, MP3, 320) Top Drawer Digital TDDR007 UK 2011
CRIMRMX 001 Madcap (6) - Everyday (Cabin Fever Remix) album art Madcap (6) Everyday (Cabin Fever Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Criminal Records Digital CRIMRMX 001 UK 2012
Madcap (6) - Living In Shadows / Toxic Cloud album art Madcap (6) / Paul SG Madcap (6) / Paul SG - Living In Shadows / Toxic Cloud Jazzsticks Recordings UK 2013
OmniEP017 Madcap (6) - Sanctuary EP album art Wilsh and Madcap (6) Wilsh and Madcap (6) - Sanctuary EP(5xFile, MP3, 320) Omni Music (2) OmniEP017 UK 2013
none Madcap (6) - Sureshot album art Bounty Killaz Vs Madcap (6) Bounty Killaz Vs Madcap (6) - Sureshot(File, WAV) Creative Wax none UK 2013