When he’s not out in the garden pulling up old bike frames from the flower beds “One Deck” Pete loves making a bit of music. In times gone by he’s played bass in Ded Yampy, The Artisans and British Racing Green, was part of One Deck & Popular and one of the trio involved in the London club night Steroid Abuse. These days, Pete produces music as Madtone, watches Masterchef with his wife and two teenagers, collects very scratched seventies reggae singles and loves looking for e-bay seed bargains.
Contact Pete at email@example.com
As one of One Deck & Popular on Black Country Route records
One Deck & Popular versus The Debonairs BCR 003 7″ 2003
A. The Debonairs, U Need Me (One Deck & Popular Mix)
B. One Deck & Popular Son Of Stitt (The Debonairs Mix)
The Enrico EP (featuring Hey-eer-yah) BCR 005 12″ 2004
A. Enrico (Hay-eer-yah’s Continual Harmonica Cut) Featuring Hey-eer-yah
B. Enrico (Original) B2. Ital Dub
Son of Stitt appeared on Doc Martin’s Fabric 10 CD 2003
Innerspace appeared on Nick Luscombe’s Flowmotion 2 CD 2005
Enrico appeared on Strictly Dub – Modern Dub Classics CD 2005
As Madtone (all on Blossoms Kitchen records unless stated)
Dark Dread – Blossoms Kitchen Blosso1 7″ (330 pressed only) 2006
A. Dark Dread AA. Emerald
A Message From Madtone Blossoms Kitchen CD 2006
1. NC-ND 2. Message From Madtone 3. Andorra
A Dahlia state of mind (Exclusive Weeds Up To Me Knees Dub) Weeds Up To Me Knees 2016
A special dub of the track “Radio is my friend.” A Weeds Up To Me Knees release. Weedsupto 001.
More unreleased Madtone tracks at the soundcloud page below:
Dark Dread appeared on the Listen Loudest compilation CD from Croatia 2006
Also on the Trash All Stars – Sound Robbers From Outer Space CD from Listen Loudest 2007
and on the excellent Echo Chamber – Around the world in dub Vol 1 free download album from Dan Dada records 2012.
Pon the radio
Pete’s music is used weekly as the theme tune and jingles for the radio show “Media Network Plus” on PCJ Radio International on shortwave and via the internet. This video version of the show (below) uses Madtone’s E3 to open and close the show.
For clearance on use of Pete’s music in your film/soundtrack contact firstname.lastname@example.org and if you mention “weeds up to me knees” you’ll get a gardener’s discount!
Interview with Pete
Listen to an amusing interview with Pete talking about his musical output (and many more things including spy numbers stations, a suspected heart attack, shortwave radio in general and “a mars a day helps you work rest and play” adverts) with the very funny Keith Perron. The interview appeared on one of the oldest international radio programmes, The Happy Station (which features music from Madtone – Radio Is My Friend at 8.35 and E3 at 31.00) available to listen here (and to download as an MP3 if you right-click the link.)