Don’t let the ‘gentle’ in David Rodigan’s moniker of “The Rudeboy Gentleman” fool you, as this class act selector is poised to make a forceful and explosive debut in World Clash New York (R.E.S.E.T.) on Saturday, April 7, 2012 alongside Fire Links, Bass Odyssey, Black Kat, Tony Matterhorn, Earth Ruler and Poison Dart (early bird advance $45 tickets available on http://www.irishandchin.com).
With a box that is busting at the seams with dubs cut by some of Reggae music’s most historical figures and modern day leading artists, David Rodigan is by all means a reputable force to be reckoned with. As if David Rodigan couldn’t get any larger, the famed selector was recently honored by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales with the United Kingdom’s 5th Highest Award, the prestigious Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Add all of these factors, Rodigan’s more-than-four decades of experience and love of Jamaican music to the mix and you have a zesty recipe for victory. There is no doubt that David “Ram Jam” Rodigan will bring the heat to his younger contenders during his first “official” rumble on the World Clash New York stage. Additionally, David Rodigan is billed as the official opener of World Clash Jamaica, where he is set to deliver an explosive set that will include a montage of his famous one-of-a-kind dub plate selections. The selector’s set will spark the energy of the premiere competition, which includes top sounds like Bass Odyssey, Black Kat, Kilamanjaro, Black Blunt, Heavy Hammer (Italy) and more to be announced.
Over the years, David Rodigan has defeated nearly every top sound in the industry at least once. Thriving on hardcore, clean competition, David Rodigan subtly attacks his contenders with knowledge and music. With uniquely cut specials and piercing, often witty speeches, David Rodigan is constantly credited with winning over audiences worldwide. Very few selectors in the sound system industry live up to the mighty David Rodigan. Over the years, Ram Jam has boldly carried the torch for Reggae music and culture with his every move. Whether it’s through his role as a prominent selector or famed radio host on London’s Kiss 100 FM, David Rodigan walks the walk and talks the talk, allowing no one to fill his shoes.
Much to his credit, David Rodigan remains one of the industry’s hottest commodities. With dates booked a year in advance, this selector is clearly in demand. Aside from impeccable clash skills, Rodigan is a sensational juggling DJ. Promoters from all over the world seek Rodigan for high profile juggling dates, which often draw thousands of people – young and old. Rodigan’s selling power is undeniable.
David Rodigan’s lengthy stint on London’s Capital Radio yielded some of the Reggae music industry’s most notable clashes. While broadcasting in Jamaica for the station, he invited Jamaican radio host Barry G to be a guest on his show. The two starting clashing on air – a first – despite the deep history of sound system clashes in Jamaican music culture. The clashes were a phenomenon, officially locking down Rodigan’s Jamaican fan base. Technically, David Rodigan is one of the first “non-Jamaican” selectors to be whole-heartedly embraced by Reggae music fans.
David Rodigan’s vast accomplishments and accolades set him apart from the rest, making him a prime candidate to be the World Clash New York (R.E.S.E.T.) winner. Clash fans are anxious to see how this top selector will face up against his contenders. Die hard clash fans shouldn’t miss this showdown of historical proportion!