Wednesday, 1 June 2011

David Rodigan's Dubwize Shower (BBE Records)

So David Rodigan shouldn't need any introduction to the reggae lovers amongst you but to the uninitiated he is a 60 years old white English radio dj and selector respected around the world, including Jamaica. He can play dub plates for days and any sound system that comes up against him knows they are in for a rough ride.

After two great trips, largely down sweet roots reggae memory lane, with his first two compilations for BBE: Real Authentic Reggae Volumes 1 and 2, Rodigan is back. This time he is taking a look into the world of Jamaican dub and again the focus is largely on the sounds of reggae's good old days. There are plenty of tracks from the late, great, dub originator King Tubby,  Errol T & The Matador, Keith Hudson and Sly and Robbie amongst others but the compilation also gives a nod to the new boys who are occasionally flying the flag for modern Jamaican dub including Alborosie & Da Grynch.

Now you know the selection is tighter than tight and as you'd expect, if you are familiar with Rodigans musical leanings, generally erring on the sweeter, soulful and melodic side of the genre. Check out a couple of little tasters of the delights to come below before the release date in July:

If you want to find out more about the man behind the compilation then here's a great little video interview with his outspoken feelings on modern Jamaican music and some amazing anecdotes, followed by a couple little of interview snippets which should also be of interest:

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