Mad Professor (born Neil Joseph Stephen Fraser, 1955, Georgetown, Guyana) is a Guyanese dub music producer and engineer known for his original productions and remix work. He is considered one of the leading producers of dub music’s second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age.
Sunsplash TV presents “Mad Professor”
Conversations with and about
the journey of Neil Fraser aka Mad Professor
Part One : Roots | 00:46
The suffering of the poor and the need to carry forward their voice, inspired Neil Fraser, and many others from his time, to pick up the mantle of music to express their surroundings. Watch how this power disparity and the subsequent expression about it has changed over time as seen and produced by the Mad Professor
Part Two : Neil Fraser | 01:42
Neil Fraser dismantled and reassembled the radio at the age of 10 and started producing music professionally around 1979 in Guyana, and since then has been integral in shaping the journey of the Reggae genre by being one of the first persons “to do electronic dub in life”.
Part Three : Reggae | 03:27
‘Reggae’ is music which originated in the island of Jamaica,which started and evolved around the time Jamaica got its independence from colonialism in 1962. It started as ska, evolved into rocksteady and then around 67-68, it developed into reggae. Artist from that time, according to Fraser, consciously or unconsciously, ingrained this form of music into a national identity during that time.
Outro: “The Mad Professor”
at The Goa Sunsplash 2018 | 05:31