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David Rodigan reveals My Life In Reggae autobiography

It spans his 40 years as an ambassador for music

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 17 January 2017

David Rodigan MBE has announced he is releasing an autobiography covering his 40 years DJing reggae.

The book, titled My Life In Reggae, was written with Ian Burrell and tells the story of how the son of an army Sergeant Major from Oxfordshire became one of the biggest ambassadors for ska, dub, dancehall and everything in between.

Rodigan said: “I was reluctant to publish an autobiography but I was frequently told by artists that I needed to ‘write it down’, not just for myself but for the music, to document the journey and the sounds we’ve come to love."

It’s a unique story as to how the 65-year-old become such an icon, but he's modest about his status.

“I’ve always been a champion for the artists and the music, but it was never really about my journey. However, over the years, my story has entwined with reggae as has my relationship with the culture and people of Jamaica.”

In conjunction with the book’s release, Rodigan will be embarking on a Q&A tour that visits London, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool to discuss the autobiography and his vintage dubplate collection.

Pre-order the book here.

Louis Anderson-Rich is Mixmag’s digital intern and he can’t wait to read the book, follow him on Twitter here.

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