David Rodigan, master of reggae, has been on the scene for over 30 years and counting. With an MBE and a host of prestigious accolades under his belt, he is the perfect talent to front the next album in the prized ‘Masterpiece’ series from Ministry of Sound out for release 27th January.
The ‘Masterpiece’ series is a concept fronted by artists and DJs of the highest calibre. It’s an opportunity for these pioneering acts to curate a three disc musical journey that depicts their own influences and inspirations which they can share with their fans. With predecessors including Andrew Weatherall, Fabio & Grooverider and Gilles Peterson, the level of reputation and irrefutable standing of acts selected for ‘Masterpiece’ in the past is a given.
MASTERPIECE BY DAVID RODIGAN AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE
Masterpiece is a document of David’s journey as a Deejay, starting with his initiation into the sounds of Sixties British pop and American soul, and passing through four decades of the evolution of Jamaican music in all its guises: ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall and the new roots revival. David’s selection has been carefully broken down into three discs featuring a range of influences from The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Tessanne Chin, King Tubbyand Ini Kamoze to name a few.
Ahead of the release, Ministry of Sound and PledgeMusic have launched a pre-sale campaign which offers fans access to exclusive bonus content from the man himself - with the chance to grab a limited number of signed formats and merchandise. As well as the 3CD album, fans can also pre-order copies of the 7" vinyl boxset or a signed Lenco L90 Turntable.
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On top of this, 5% of every purchase made through this pre-sale campaign will go to a cause that is close to David’s heart, Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, to help them continue the amazing work they do.