Based in Ayr, Scotland, Public Domain comprises a group of experienced DJs and veterans of the Scottish music scene: original line up was Mallorca Lee (vocals), James Allan (keyboards/engineer), and Mark Sherry (keyboards).
The present line up now includes Neil Skinner(vocals)( Mc Cyclone) Original member James Allan and vocalist Roberta Childs(Dreams/NRC).
The guys all met on the Scottish club scene, Public Domain began recording together in late 1998. Sampling a melody from a remix of New Order’s “Confusion” that was used in the movie Blade, their debut single “Operation Blade ( Bass In The Place)” received a very warm reception in the clubs and on Scottish radio, while still a white label.
Judge Jules began to play the track on his BBC Radio 1 show and it was signed to Xtravaganza Recordings for a full release. The record entered the UK singles chart at number 5 in November 2000 and remained in the Top 20 for 10 weeks before eventually selling one million copies internationally. Public Domain also worked with Chuck D. Of Public Enemy he was impressed enough to perform a new vocal on “Operation Blade”, which was released in mid-2001 as “Rock Da Funky Beats”.
The band’s debut, Hard Hop Superstars was released to a widely positive response from the UK music press. Theyalso gave explosive live performances at most of the major events on the dance music calendar, such as Homelands, Berlin’s Love Parade, Gatecrasher, Defcon, Reading and Leeds Festival and also Privilege in Ibiza.