David Rodigan is still one of the most sought after reggae DJs on the planet and after 40 years behind the decks he has announced that he will be releasing an autobiography titled “My Life in Reggae” documenting his journey and love affiliation with the genre over the years.
The past four decades have seen the reggae mega fan (who still collects autographs from fellow DJs that he encounters backstage), cement his place as one of the most iconic reggae DJ’s around. Having judged countless sound clashes, presented a weekly BBC 1Xtra Essential show and hosted three-month Summer Series on BBC Radio 2, Rodigan said the following:
“I was reluctant to publish an autobiography but I was frequently told by artists that I needed to ‘write it down’, not just for myself but for the music, to document the journey and the sounds we’ve come to love."
Rodigan who is 65 still performs at shows through out the world and regularly hosts his own ‘Ram Jam’ stages was once described by Goldie as “beyond legend, who else prepares for a sound clash by retiring to bed and reading a Tom Hardy novel.
My Life in Reggae is due to be released March 20. This will coincide with a tour running throughout March, featuring Q&As and sets from guests including Jazzie B and Massive Attack’s Daddy G, while Rodigan talks the audience through his enviable dub plate collection.