Masterpiece Album!

January 14th, 2014 No Comments »

I’m very excited about the release of my ‘Masterpiece’ compilation album on Minisrty of Sound released 27.1.14

3 CDs of classic recordings and new music from the likes of The Kinks, Bob Marley, Dusty Springfield, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis & many more.

Available digitally, x3CD and also as a signed 7″ Vinyl Box Set.

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Rodigan’s World, Winter 2013

December 18th, 2013 2 Comments »

With our first ever Ram Jam Christmas party fast approaching I look back on 2013 and get instant recall on the most amazing vibes at Ram Jam gatherings in festivals and venues across the UK and some great home grown reggae music too…most notably the summer anthems from Shy FX feat Liam Bailey with a’Soon Come’ and Stylo G’s crossover pop chart success ‘Soundboy and ‘Badd’ . And how could anyone forget the performance given by Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley for our Ram Jam at the Red Bull Music Academy, Notting Hill Carnival.

It has also been my first year broadcasting on BBC 1Xtra and you can imagine how much I have enjoyed that, plus my first ever show on BBC Radio 1 as a guest of Zane Lowe and a live set transmission from the BBC Stage at Glastonbury, plus my summer season of rock steady and reggae on BBC Radio 2. Thank you for all the love and positive responses from listeners tuned in from all over the globe…. thanks to the BBC Radio I-player app and on line internet coverage. Reggae is a universal music which does not get lost in translation.

Have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

David Rodigan

Ram Jam Xmas Party

November 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Tickets are flying for our X-mas party! Line-up and info on the Ram Jam page

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Lee Perry, Shaggy and Sean Paul

October 15th, 2013 No Comments »

What a week its been! Performing at bbc 1Xtra Live from Hammersmith Odeon after 2 Chains and before Sean Paul and his band who mos def “rocked the house”.

I had the privilege of interviewing the legendary Lee Perry, The Upsetter, at 1Xtra (for a forthcoming radio feature) before he performed at at Fred Perry’s Sub Culture event at the Garage in Islington.

And also I was able to interview Shaggy at bbc 1Xtra and feature tracks form his top knotch new album, ‘Out Of Many, One Music’. You can check the interview here.

Now here’s to our Xmas Ram Jam at Fire

Rodigan’s world, September 2013

September 17th, 2013 No Comments »

So it’s farewell to summer and all those amazing festivals. Thank you to everyone who came along to our various Ram Jam Raves across the country….we had big fun. My joy comes from sharing music I love with like minded souls and there is no better time to do it than in the summer, especially when we can do it outside. There is a lot of new and exciting music coming through from the UK, Europe and Jamaica and we must congratulate Stylo G for his success here in the UK. He has worked hard, both on the road with his young band and in the studio and he rightly has the new number one spot on our Hot Hits Chart.

I look back on my first summer at my new home on radio, BBC 1Xtra, with great pride as we were able to present the legendary Freddie Mcgregor in a live session at the BBC Maida Vale studios, also Morgan Heritage and we had a special Sunday evening reasoning when Damian Junior Gong Marley and friends joined us….oh and I also got to meet Alicia Keys in person, which was great because you know that she is a real reggae fan!

So we roll into autumn looking forward to our very special Christmas Ram Jam Party, and judging by the acts that we already have confirmed, we are in for a bonkers night of raving.

As Ini Kamoze said, “walk on the edge of the breeze”.