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David Rodigan's Dubwize Shower - out on BBE Records

David Rodigan Dubwize Shower
Various - David Rodigan's Dubwize Shower
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even Records BB170CCD/BBE170CLP/BBE170CDG, 2011-06-14

I read an interesting interview from famous UK reggae DJ David Rodigan, where he was stating that Jamaican music is not Jamaican anymore. "They’ve forgotten what Jamaica is famous for; the structure and melodic output of reggae... It’s empty, not mixed properly or mastered. There’s no substance, just a waste of time downloading them." Among the new stuff he rates, Konshens, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Alborosie and Romain Virgo... The man should get the news, there's a studio in Paris where Jamaican veterans are coming to record some new stuff he would be hunting for!! ;-) Meanwhile, David Rodigan keeps on turning is ears on the best stuff to come and to have been coming from the island, and he's selected here 20 glorious dub excursions from the master engineers in Jamaica, King Tubby, Errol T. and Sylvan Morris alongside some new additions from Alborosie and Da Grynch. Summer is upon us already!

David Rodigan Dubwize Shower
Various - David Rodigan's Dubwize Shower
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even Records BB170CCD/BBE170CLP/BBE170CDG, 2011-06-14

Tracklisting :
01. Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub (feat. Augustus Pablo)
02. King Tubby - In Fine Style
03. Sly & Robbie - Joy Ride Dub (Taxi)
04. Alborosie - Dubbing Kingston
05. King Tubby - King Of Zion Dub (feat. Barry Brown)
06. King Tubby - Mercy Horns
07. Sly & Robbie - Poker Face Dub
08. Augustus Pablo - Frozen Dub
09. King Tubby - Babylon Yard Dub (feat. Johnny Clarke)
10. Errol T and The Matador - Spider Man Dub
11. Da Grynch - Joker Smoker Dub
12. King Tubby - West Dub (feat. John Holt & Dillinger)
13. Alborosie - Tribute To The King
14. Sylvan Morris & Andy's All Stars - Walk Right In
15. King Tubby - Roots Natty Congo Dub (feat. Johnny Clarke)
16. Errol T and The Matador - Third Dub
17. Sly & Robbie - Demolition City Dub
18. Da Grynch - Pass Da Kouchie Instrumental
19. King Tubby - Gorgon Dub (feat. Cornell Campbell)
20. King Tubby - Running Over (feat. Johnny Clarke)

Links :
David Rodigan : official | twitter | wikipedia | radio | myspace
BBE : official | myspace | twitter | youtube | soundcloud | facebook | facebook group

Press Release :
By the age of 15, David Rodigan was DJing at school dances and youth clubs. The infectious, crazy back beat of Jamaican Ska first captivated him as a teenager in the mid 60's, it was a driving, energetic sound which he found impossible to resist. When the pace cooled down and condensed into Rock Steady David was equally enamoured because the sweet, aching vocal style of Jamaica's young stars could be heard to full effect.

The music was fresh, original and soulful. His fascination for these sounds became an obsession as he began what was to be a life long love affair with the music of Jamaica and for the past 30 years he has had the privilege of playing these songs on the radio and in clubs. In 1978, David Rodigan obtained a job on Radio London to alternate with Tony Williams on the Reggae Rockers programme. A year later he was offered a permanent slot at Capital Radio to present Roots Rockers, which ran for 11 years. Kiss FM when it re-launched in the early 90's as London's first legal 24-hour dance music station then offered David Rodigan a show where he currently hosts the Sunday night slot from 11pm till 1am.


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