David Rodigan

David Rodigan on BBC Radio 2 2011-07-14

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music in a new ten-part series for Radio 2. With an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day, Rodigan celebrates reggae’s back catalogue and looks to its future.
Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan’s encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music’s history. There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.
Rodigan is a hero to Jamaican music lovers here in the UK and right across the world. With his unique style and love for the genre, Rodigan has been at the top of his game for over 30 years. He has a massive following and is recognised as the authority in reggae broadcasting. There is no reggae artist Rodigan hasn’t interviewed and his contacts in Jamaica and across the world are unbeatable.
In part one, David introduces himself to the Radio 2 audience and plays a mix of iconic reggae tunes from his personal archive. The music includes Jamaica’s 1960s Rock Steady anthem by the legendary Alton Ellis, along with a roots rock reggae re-mix of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Sun Is Shining and Barrington Levy’s first big Jamaican smash-hit alongside current hits from Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley.”

David Rodigan on BBC Radio 2 2011-07-14 [Filesonic]

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Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-07-06 David Rodigan special

“David Rodigan is Gilles’ special studio guest this week. They discuss Bob Marley, the history of Reggae, dubplate culture and the effects of the digital revolution on the sound. Plus, Rodigan talks about his classic clashes in New York and JA, as well as bringing a couple of his classic dubs with him. And for the final half hour, both selectors go head to head in a clash of their own!”
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Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-07-06 David Rodigan special [Filesonic]

Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-07-06 David Rodigan special
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David Rodigan vs Toddla T On The Floor! – Live at Red Bull Studios, London

“At 15 David Rodigan started DJing at school dances and youth clubs, and more than 40 years later he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Whether it’s collecting soundboy scalps on the clash circuit, juggling dubplates other selectors would sell their grandmas for, or edutaining entire generations of dancehall revellers worldwide with his legendary sets and speeches, the “Gentleman Rudeboy” is a true reggae rocker for life. Even when he started studying economics and drama, and went on to pursue a serious acting career in the 70s, Roddy always kept his passion for music alive as a record salesman and, of course, DJ. And when he finally obtained a resident slot on Capitol Radio in 1979, the fiyah was fully ignited: since then Rodigan has become a true legend in the reggae world, a respected father figure to many an aspiring soundboy, and a dreaded dominator in countless dubplate battles. He still hosts a Monday night slot on Kiss FM, while constantly touring the globe without even a suggestion of fatigue. This back-to-back set sees him cut the plates alongside Sheffield Steel City boy Toddla T. Weaned on the teat of bashment from a young age Toddla T rolled through his early years with ears glued to the speakers of his folks’ hi-fi. Making beats, bass, blunts, and girls filled his adolescence until he was crowned as inhouse studio boff at Sheffield’s Kenwood Studios at the grand old age of 19. Working on material for DJ Cash Money, Roots Manuva and Steve Edwards, amongst others, let him polish his craft until the studio shut, and he dived headfirst into distilling his own bass heavy wonk until it was ripe for dissemination. One half of digi duo Small Arms Fiya (along with fellow beat doctor/loafer Monkz), Toddla is contantly bringing the ruckus to the deadly dancehall table with a series of killer plates demolishing dimly lit basement boogies.”
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Mary Anne Hobbs – Experimental 2008 04 09 with Untold

This week on Mary Anne Hobbs we get a great dubstep and drum&bass mix from Untold. Also a wicked recording of a dancehall clash with David Rodigan (UK) Vs Bass Odyssey (Jamaica).
Fave tune for me is Tes la Rok – ‘Up In The VIP’ (Dubplate). What a happy tune! It makes me want to head for the nearest beach with some girls, beers and spliffs 🙂 Tes la Rok gonna be guest next week on MAH so stay tuned if you don’t want to miss it.

Mary Anne Hobbs – Experimental with Untold [Filesonic download]

DJ Distance – ‘The V’ (Chestplate)
Rustie –‘Zigzag’ (Wireblock)
The Roots – ‘Get Busy’ (Def Jam)
Blemer – ‘Sagitarius’ from the LP ‘Save To Fu2ure’ (White Label)
Kode 9 & The Spaceape – ‘Konfusion’ (Hyperdub)
Vladislav Delay – ‘Recovery Idea (Part Two)’ Andy Stott remix (Semantica) –
Unitz – ‘The Drop’ (Dub Police)

David Rodigan (UK) Vs Bass Odyssey (Jamaica)

Helixer – ‘Narcotic Dub’ (7even)
Vex’d – ‘In System Travel’ (Dubplate)
Husdon Mohawke – ‘Oooops!’ (Wireblock)
Scuba – ‘From Within’ (Hotflush)

Tim Taylor – ‘The Horn Track’ (Experimental)
Milanese – ‘The End’ (Dubplate)
The Criminal Minds – ‘Baptised By Dub’ (World Beat Corporation)
TRG – ‘Back In The Day’ (Dubplate)
Pangaea – ‘Deviant’ (Untold Remix)’ (Dubplate)
Ramadanman – ‘Blimey’ (Forthcoming Hessle Audio)’
Untold – ‘Test Signal’ (Hessle Audio)
Untold – ‘Yukon’
4 Hero – ‘Wrinkles In Time’ (Reinforced)
Loefah – ‘Goat stare’ (DMZ)
Untold – ‘Walk Through Walls’ (Forthcoming Hemlock)
Pangaea – ‘You & I’ (Dubplate)
Untold – ‘Reminder’ (Dubplate)

Tes la Rok – ‘Up In The VIP’ (Dubplate)
Artist unknown – ‘Ver2’ (Dubplate)
King Cannibal – ‘The Flower Of Flesh & Blood’ (Dubplate)
Gatekeeper feat Grizla – ‘Shade Darker’ (Dubplate)
Chevron – ‘Nigel Mansel’ from the ‘Tuff Shite’ EP (Ad Noiseam)
Marshall Watson – ‘The Dumbest Thing I Heard A Smart Girl Say’ (White Label)