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.