Created by David Rodigan on Ministry of Sound
A x3CD joinery from the UK’s swinging 60’s to Jamaica and beyond. Also avail be as a limited edition 7” vinyl box set.
The ‘Masterpiece’ series is a concept fronted by artists and DJs of the highest calibre. It’s an opportunity for these pioneering acts to curate a three disc musical journey that depicts their own influences and inspirations which they can share with their fans. David’s selection has been carefully broken down into three discs featuring a range of influences from The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Tessanne Chin, King Tubby and Ini Kamoze to name a few.
Rodigan’s Dubwize Shower
CD, DD and 2×12″ on BBE
Dub music originated in the studios of Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1970’s as recording engineers began experimenting with analogue tapes using personally customised delay, echo and reverb effects. It was, in effect, the next step on from a straight instrumental recording or version. The idea of breaking down the elements in a traditional recording and choosing to hi-light vocals and various instruments in an echo chamber had a major impact on dancers in the Jamaican lawns, where the enormous sound systems would play.
Rodigan is in the selector’s seat for Fabriclive 54:
Armed with a vast knowledge of the music stemming from a lifelong obsession, and regular visits to Jamaica that yielded intense friendships with key figures such as King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, the reggae ambassador has probably done more than anyone else on the planet to spread knowledge of Jamaican popular music through several decades’ worth of disc spinning, radio broadcasting, and album compiling.