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Sound system selector David Rodigan

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David Rodigan

David Rodigan

Sound system selector David Rodigan also known as Roddy and Ram Jam was born on June 24, 1951 on a military base in Hanover, Germany.

His passion for reggae music began in 1964 while he was watching Millie Small peform her hit single "My Boy Lollipop" at the Ready Steady Go TV show.

At age fifteen (15) he was already Deejaying at youth clubs and school dances. In 1978 he started working on a radio station in London on their Reggae Rockers Programme. He later moved on to work for Kiss FM, where he hosts the Sunday night slot from 11pm till 1am.

David Rodigan is one of Britian most feared DJ when it comes to sound clash. He has won the world clash competion on a number of times.

Beatking sound systems such as Killamanjaro, Bodyguard, Black Kat, Mighty Crown, Tony Mattherhorn, Stone Love and Bass Odyssey.

He has acted as tour DJ for reggae and dancehall artists including Shinehead.

Rodigan is known for his hard hitting dubplates and intro to made to his songs before they are played.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Rodigan also worked as an actor and appeared in a variety of TV programmes, including a part in the Doctor Who serial, The Mysterious Planet.

His voice can be heard on the dubstep track "Together" by Breakage, on the introductory track of Caspa's 2009 Album Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening, and on the intro to Alborosie's debut album "Soul Pirate".

In 2006, Sir David Rodigan was added to the Radio Academy hall of fame.

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