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Reggae Producer Bobby Digital is Dead


One of Reggae Music's greatest and world-renown producer Bobby Digital is dead. He did on May 21st, 2020. He was 59 years old.

Bobby Digital whose birth name is Robert Dixon got his name from another Dancehall and Reggae music producer King Jammy in the mid-1980s.

He reportedly succumbed to a kidney-related illness after he had gone to do his weekly dialysis treatment at the hospital.

Reports are that Dixon began to feel ill and was eventually admitted and later died.

Originally from Olympic Gardens in Kingston, Dixon was a protege of engineer/producer Lloyd "King Jammy" James with whom he started his career as an audio engineer.

In the 1980s, Dixon helped stylize the computerized phase of Jamaican music, as an accomplished digital engineer.

Dixon established himself as a top-flight producer with a raft of hit songs by Shabba Ranks starting in the late 1980s with 'Peenie Peenie' and followed up that with a veritable tsunami of dancehall anthems such as 'Just Reality', 'Live Blanket' and 'Wicked In A Bed'.

Bobby Digital struck out on his own label in 1988, opening the Heatwave studio and forming the Digital B label and thereafter a successful distribution company.

In the 1980s, Dixon helped stylize the computerized phase of Jamaican music, as an accomplished digital engineer.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s he was the producer for works by Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Super Cat and Garnett Silk.

He explored styles such as dancehall, lovers rock and roots reggae. He also formed his own sound system Heatwave.

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