Any true fan of electronic music should instantly recognize Doctor P as one of the original godfathers of modern bass-driven music. A true music lover at heart, Doctor P, aka Shaun Brockhurst, has had an intense love of music since he was just a teenager jamming with his friends on drums and guitar.
Doctor P is what you might label as a triple threat since his talent can be found in the roles he effortlessly balances as a musician, producer, and DJ. He also founded Circus Records with long time friend Flux Pavilion.
Shaun began to professionally create tracks in 2007, predominantly Drum and Bass but always experimented across all styles. He had some early releases signed up but things didn¹t get serious until he formed Slum Dogz with DJ Swan E.
Immersed in experimenting with new sounds Shaun fell for the then emerging sub-genre of more energetic bass-driven dubstep, with tracks like Rusko’s ‘Cockney Thug’. He was inspired to try his hand at making a few dubstep tunes in the same vein, and created the joyous and body-popping ‘Gargoyle’, shortly followed by the blindsiding ‘Badman Sound’ (Dub Police) which were quickly picked up by Rusko and other DJs. To reflect his new sound, Shaun became Doctor P.
When he posted his new track ‘Sweet Shop’ on his MySpace to test for interest, little was Doctor P to know that this was to change the course of bass music history and inspire a whole new generation of electronic fans. ‘Sweet Shop’ quickly became a staple part of just about every DJ’s set, from Junglist to house selector, it became an anthem for every floor. The track was one of the first releases on Circus and helped make it one of the forging labels of modern Bass.
Since that first release, Doctor P has continued to grow with releases including ‘Superbad’ with label protégé Flux Pavilion, ‘Music is Dead’ with Dillion Francis, 2013 smash ‘The Pit’ with Adam F featuring hip hop royalty Method Man. Collaborating with P Money and having remixed for Plan B, Example, Datsik, Dan le Sac vs Scrubius Pip and Blame amongst others.
Shaun continues to develop Circus Records and his own career in a recorded and live sense having played globally recognized stages at Ultra Music Week, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrow World, Pukkelpop, the main dance stage at Daur Festival plus MysteryLand and legendary Global Dance Fest at Red Rocks in Colorado.
On 6th March 2020, Circus Records released ‘Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt.2’ Doctor P’s first ever LP, following up the 2012 landmark EP Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 1, which gave the bass world four monumental tracks and influenced a generation. From the era-defining ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ as well as the ever popular ‘Bulletproof’ with Eva Simons.
AVM2, the 10 track LP, features recent highlights and the just-released ‘Smoke & Flames’ feat. Virus Syndicate, as well as the mammoth collaboration tracks with Franky Nuts, CRaymak and Shapes amongst others. The popular ‘Give It Up’ with Dutch dubstep producer Franky Nuts, received a long list of support from influential names such as Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Excision and Pegboard Nerds, and his seminal Dubstep anthem ‘Something To believe In’ featured on Spotify curated playlists Dubstep Don and Bass Arcade, and received the remix treatment from fresh faced bass producers CRaymak & Fransis Derelle. Proving he is still the master of all things bass and one of the most exciting and dynamic producers in the game, he displays DnB crossover with new track ‘Back Where I started’, ragga influences on ‘Fuck The Speaker’ and old school rave breaks on ‘Alone’.
Having recently embarked on a Winter tour with Circus label mate Cookie Monsta in January 2020, Doctor P hit everywhere from Las Vegas to Washington DC and everywhere in between, bringing the Doctor P sound to North America.
Producer and DJ from Bournemouth, UK, FuntCase aka James Hazell is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his controversial ‘filthy’ style. “FuntCase produces sensory overload bass music that wobbles, womps and machine guns through your body, making you dance whether you want to or not.”
James first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal as well as being heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.
After hearing ‘Bandwagon Blues’ by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, under the alias DJ Dose he released for the first time in 2007.
In 2009 James began to dabble with producing dubstep, giving his tunes a big energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track ‘Make Our Day’ was quickly signed to 4:20 Records. And so began the raw sound that is FuntCase.
It wasn’t long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring James into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track ‘So Vexed’, with ‘Mattress Punch’ on the flip, in 2010.
Since then the phenomenon has grown, FuntCase has become a legend of the DJ world. With an incredibly loyal fan base Funty is known worldwide for working hard, playing hard, travelling hard – and DJing hard on stages globally.
Over the years, championing other artists in the scene with his DPMO compilation albums and expanding the brand into its very own clothing line, it was a natural progression for FuntCase to head up his own imprint label falling under the DPMO brand. The first release, “Corruption EP” gave us a glimpse at what’s in store for his label as well as showing no signs of FuntCase slowing down when it comes to releasing neck breaking new music guaranteed to open up a pit where ever it’s played.