Having been DJing since the early 90’s, and releasing music since 2001,
Dr Rubberfunk’s long player ‘The First Cut’ finally dropped in early
2004. It was an instant hit with DJs and reviewers worldwide, winning
critical acclaim from Time Out, The Sunday Telegraph, IDJ, Straight No
Chaser, Mixmag, Update and Future Music. Over its 12 tracks Rubberfunk
fused jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop and Latin flavours into a veritable
smorgasbord of aural delights. In the clubs it proved irresistible to
the likes of Norman Jay, Mr.Scruff, Strictly Kev, Quantic, Scott Hendy
& Andy Smith, Groove Armada, Pete Herbert, Jon Kennedy and Bonobo.
As the LP whipped up a media-frenzy soon everyone wanted a piece of the action. After being interviewed on the station the producers at BBC 6 Music were so enamoured with the good Doctor that they gave him his own weekly mix slot, which continued throughout 2004 and 2005. More DJ excursions across the UK and Europe followed, including a well-received set at Glastonbury 2004. The Doctor also found time to complete a number of remixes and reworks for artists such as The Fort Knox Five, Spooky Monkey, Malente, Mauracher and Skalpel. His live band Mr Güder also made select live appearances throughout 2004 including storming sets at Jelly Jazz in Plymouth and London’s famous Jazz Café.
2005 saw Dr Rubberfunk back in the studio to work on his ‘difficult second album’ but still finding time to remix the Stereo MCs, Dutch Rhythm Combo and Bobby Hebb, and jet set across the pond to DJ stateside, showcasing his wares at clubs in New York. Back in the UK he played a much talked about set at The Big Chill festival.