Madcap (Elliot Payne) started DJing in the early 90’s. Son of a Rock N’ Roll Musician Father & Piano teaching Mother, he was exposed to music from a very young age.
Being so young was a stumbling block at first, but this changed in the summer of ’95 when securing a job at local record shop Buzz Records, High Wycombe. This 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, including the infamous Sanctuary in Milton Keynes.
One particular highlight of his DJing career so far was winning the Movement / Technics DJ Competition in 2002 at The End Night-club, as featured in DJ Magazine, this resulted in several bookings for Movement at London’s Bar Rumba & across the Capital. Other notable features on Madcap is his appearance in The West Country’s IDJ Magazine January 2004 after winning “Mix Tape of the Month” The competitions certainly helped and has continued to get him bookings throughout the UK. Madcap has had several long term residencies in Oxford, London, Aylesbury, Birmingham and High Wycombe.
Over the years Madcap has had the pleasure of being invited for guest slots at events across the country including London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol, Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford & Exmouth to name a few.
Madcap has enjoyed promoting events in local towns Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Maidenhead & London. Booking artists such as Goldie, Randall, Nookie, Break, Doc Scott, D-Bridge etc etc.
In the last few years Madcap has been busy in the studio and is currently working with old friend DJ Pulse co-running Creative Wax Recordings. His remix of Tango’s ‘Understand’ b/w Furney’s Re-Edit of Spellbound was released at the end of 2013 on limited edition Vinyl with his debut single release ‘Dangerous’ b/w Breezing’ due out on 2nd Feb 2015.
Other recent studio projects include releases on Good Looking Records, Phuzion, Step Back Sessions / Mac II, Criminal Records & working with artists such as Furney (GLR), Andy Skopes (V Recordings), Jaybee (Mac II), Vinyl Junkie (Warehouse Wax) & Tango (Moving Shadow, Steel Fingers). He has just completed remixes for LTJ Bukem, Nookie / Cloud 9, Tom & Jerry aka 4 Hero.
Working on projects for Randall’s Pieces LP & has EP’s ready for release on Fokuz Recordings, Celsius Recordings & New York based Telluric.
Madcap has been interviewed on several different radio shows including Ministry Of Sound & also had his tracks played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio, 1Xtra by B.Traits, Friction, Fabio, Grooverider, Randall, Bailey & LTJ Bukem.
2013 also saw him debut at London’s Fabric ‘Bukem In Session’ which included a promo mix featured on the clubs website.
Signing music to various labels led to regular abroad bookings include Amsterdam, Arnhem, Poland, Lithuania & Portugal & Corfu.
Last year saw mini tour alongside Nookie, Furney, Con-Natural aka MC Conrad in in Prague, Poland & Estonia to promote Phuzion Records CD release ‘Atmosphere Chapter 5’ (Compiled by Nookie, Mixed By Madcap)
Forthcoming booking include Bukem In Session, Fabric, London, Evolution, London, Mac II / Step Back Sessions nights & guests slots up & down the country.
Madcap ‘Sunset Strip’ Good Looking Records
Cloud 9 ‘You Got Me Burning Up’ (Madcap 2014 Remix) Phuzion Digital
Madcap ‘Red October’ Fokuz Recordings
Andy Skopes & Madcap ‘These Sounds’ Renegade Recordings
Tango ‘Understand’ (Madcap Remix) Creative Wax
Madcap & Jaybee ‘Riverside’ Good Looking Records
Tom & Jerry ‘Still Lets Me Down’ (Furney & Madcap 2014 Remix) Step Back Sessions
Madcap ‘Living In Shadows’ JazzSticks Recordings
Phuture Assassins ‘Forever’ (Madcap 2010 Remix) Warehouse Wax
Nookie ‘A Drum, A Bass & A Piano (Madcap 2013 Remix) DNBA Summer Selection
Nookie ‘Celebrate Life’ (Madcap 2013 Remix) Phuzion
Pilgrim, Vinyl Junkie & Madcap ‘Refresh EP’ Anomaly
Madcap & Wilsh ‘Mindscape’ Global Plan
Madcap ‘In My Soul’ Ep Phuzion Digital
Madcap ‘Everyday’ Criminal
Tango & Fallout ‘Positive Chaos’ (Madcap 2013 Remix) Step Back Sessions
Villem & Madcap ‘Inflated Tear’ (Madcap Remix) Good Looking Records / Fabric Live 46
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