Reggae fans will be delighted to hear that one of the genre’s living legends is planning to release an autobiography on his four decades of devotion to the cause. David Rodigan, one of the best known reggae DJs to be plying his trade today, will launch new book My Life in Reggae with a tour in March, and has invited the likes of Jazzie B and Daddy G of Massive Attack to join him.
Hailed as one of the defining figures in promoting reggae in the UK since he started up in the 70s, 65 year old Rodigan hasn’t slowed down as he enters his retirement years, still playing across the world for parties of his own and summer festivals. Armed with a mouthwatering collection of priceless dubplates, Rodigan has put the spoils of his digging to great use, benefitting greatly from his amable and modest personality to earn the respect of peers and listeners alike. No doubt as well-stocked in anecdotes as he is in rare reggae tunes, Rodigan shouldn’t have encountered any problems when curating content for the forthcoming autobiography.
David Rodigan will be whipping out his passport again this summer as he prepares for sets in Malta and Croatia. Stopping off at the former on Thursday 13th April, he’ll be in excellent company for Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival, and then he’ll be off to Hideout for much of the same at the end of June. If you’re desperate for a bit of Rodigan action before those, however, you could always head to TDO South at Prince Of Wales in London, where David’s son Jamie will be proving he’s a chip off the old block on Saturday 28th January.