DJ MADD (Black Box, Wheel & Deal, Osiris) – HU
Unless you were particularly ‘in the know’, you could be forgiven for
thinking DJ Madd had exploded onto the underground music scene from
nowhere. Those with a keen ear, however, would know that the last 3 years
has seen a talented producer with a committed work ethic receive the
attention he richly deserves.
With a background in D&B and a love of all things bass-related,
Hungarian-born Peter Simon gravitated towards the low-end sonics of
dubstep in 2008, with early releases on the well-respected Boka Records
and the reggae-vibed War series of white labels.
In 2009 he caught the ear of those behind the fledgling Black Box imprint,
and together artist & label have gone on to become recognized today as
leaders in the dubstep scene. From the Black Box debut release (Someone
b/w Breakage Remix), through to his masterful Blank Space EP &
Transmissions Mix CD, and onwards to his forthcoming debut album, Madd has
been a defining influence on the sound and direction of the label.
Furthermore, he has attracted the attention of other flagship dubstep
brands, releasing 12"s on Osiris Music and Wheel & Deal, enjoying regular
play from Rinse and BBC Radio DJs, and playing Caspa’s infamous Dub Police
event at Fabric.
Following a year of intensive gigging across Europe, Madd has now
relocated to England in order to cement his position among dubstep’s
leading producers and DJs.
(words by Thinking)