David Rodigan is a music institution. The professor of Reggae music, Daddy Rodigan has been doing it for thiry years plus. We paid tribute to the king back in 2011, and this year Ministry of Sound releases Masterpiece, the ultimate journey of Rodigan as a disc jockey. From his early beginnings of British Rock and American Soul to the complete evolution of music from Jamaica, this documents the trip from his beginning to the present.
“I have made other compilations,” he says. “But I decided this should be a
reflection of my life musically, including both the things I grew up listening to
and the things I am currently enjoying.”
This project is three discs of music with a wide range of Rodigan’s selections, but the kicker for us here at Flea Market Funk is the seven inch box set that will be offered. To say thank you to all of his fans worldwide, Rodigan will hand pick the sides featured in the box set. Lines from David himself on what these tracks mean to him will be included, as well as a custom dink of his signature. This is a great peek inside the mind of one of history’s greatest disc jockeys and music historians. His picks range from artists like Bob Marley and the Wailers and Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters, to Marvin Gaye, The Kinks, Etta James, and Billy Stewart to name just a few. Rodigan’s Masterpiece is the next in line in the popular series, following other notables Gilles Peterson, Andrew Weatherall, and others. We’ve been a huge fan of Sir David here at Flea Market Funk, and welcome this hand picked selection from the master.
More info on the release here.
Rodigan interview from 2010