Congratulations to David Rodigan, the legendary UK radio personality who will receive a royal order of chivalry, becoming a member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” for his contributions to broadcasting. Rodigan has represented all forms of reggae music on British airwaves and beyond for over 30 years—from programs on BBC Radio and on KISS FM to countless sound clashes all over the world. No word yet whether Mr. Ram Jam will receive his honor personally from the Queen, but he’s sure to think of her next time he dips in the box and draws for this one. Dub it with your majesty… Ya know?
Here’s a glimpse of the man in his element, dusting out another soundbwoy and dropping knowledge said speed:
The first dub he brandishes above happens to be Johnny Osbourne’s “Rock It Tonight” on King Tubby’s version of the “Heavenless” riddim, which Roddy lists as one of his top 5 dubs in an interview with Red Bull Music Academy.
It’s intriguing on many levels to hear Rodigan and Diplo chop it up on this Mad Decent Radio podcast, which includes plenty of nice dubplates as well…