Dr Rubberfunk was already two albums into his career when he signed with Jalapeno Records. Before each album release he had been pitched by the label boss to join the J Family but resisted until his third album, Hot Stone, was finally released on Jalapeno.
Featuring killer collaborations with brit-soul legend Roachford and John Turrell of Smoove & Turrell fame, it was a progression from the Doctors previous two albums. It was also the first time he abandoned the sampler in favour of recording with a live band and the result was as he puts it, “the record I always wanted to make”. Jalapeno have also re-issued his debut album ‘The First Cut’, making it available in digital form for the first time.