Orange Rooms have booked David Rodigan for an extra special Mixtape Friday on the 28th March. The legend will be serving up one of this characteristically charismatic (easy for you to say) performances for Orange Rooms, who are about to celebrate their 13th birthday! David “Ram Jam” Rodigan has visited us in Southampton many times over the years and if you ask anyone who’s been to see him they will tell you to do the same without the remotest hint of a second thought. To that end, go snap up one of the limited 1st release tickets (£8) now.


We use the word legend all too frequently, but but with over 34 years of DJing and broadcasting under his belt as well as being awarded the MBE for services to broadcasting at Buckingham Palace, David Rodigan more than lives up to this title!

David Rodigan has been the top dog in the ganja-scented, bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls for, quite literally, decades. The key to his success has been an unsinkable passion for reggae music, which first took a hold of him as a schoolboy when he heard ska music in the early 1960s. He developed an obsession with the music of Jamaica that generated an encyclopaedic knowledge of the island’s every artist, song and, rhythm track.

Rodigan began his reggae broadcasting career in 1978 on BBC Radio London. He moved to Capital Radio in 1979 and remained there for eleven years broadcasting his legendary Roots Rockers show every Saturday night. His credibility was ensured when he began clashing with Jamaica’s champion DJ, Barry G on JBC Radio in Jamaica. He then went on to clash with all the top Jamaican sound systems in the West Indies, the USA and the United Kingdom, and in 2012 he won the ultimate clash victory when he took the Champion Trophy at World Clash Reset in New York.

Support will come from Alex The Kidd and John Parker.





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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.