'Ram Jam' at Fabric on 24th May 2012
by David Rodigan
On Thursday 24th May Red Bull Music Academy and FABRICLIVE present Ram Jam - a night of explosive bass with gentleman rudeboy David Rodigan MBE at the helm.
Bringing his coveted box of world-smashing dubplate specials and his inimitable command of the mic, expect a masterclass in crowd control-meets-dancefloor obliteration. Having cut his teeth playing youth clubs from the age of 15 and celebrating his 60th Birthday last year, Rodigan retains the glint in his eye, continues to destroy clubs and festival stages the world over, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Fiercely followed by a roster of dancehall and dub-flavoured special guests, many of whom regularly feature in Rodigan’s frenetic set, Ram Jam welcomes first lady of UKG Ms Dynamite, Birmingham’s own lover’s rock hero Bitty McLean, with dubstep Caspa, BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T and the UK’s number one bashment sound The Heatwave completing the bill.
But before the bass even begins rumbling through Fabric’s cavernous floors, Red Bull Music Academy presents an intimate conversation with David Rodigan in the club’s VIP Room. Taking in a career spanning 40 years, Sir Ram Jam himself will be talking to a lucky few about his love of reggae and roots, complete with classic tales of clashes and roadblocks, his times in Jamaica, plus a chance to view never before seen photos and hear the dubplates that remain ingrained in reggae folklore. The conversation will be led and hosted by BBC Radio 1 host and long-time Academy team member, Benji B.
This will take place prior to the event from 8pm – 10pm, entry will be FREE but subject to limited capacity. Those wishing to stay on for the main event should purchase a ticket in advance from < >www.fabriclondon.com, which will be exchanged for a wristband on arrival.