All good things come to an end. But we’re not going quietly in the night. On 12 August, the PUMA YARD wraps up 2+ weeks of partying with a superb mash-up of reggae and afro music. One of the beat battlers will be David Rodigan, known for his unique collection of customized dub plates and classic recordings.
“My records are stacked right back to 1962 and I am ready to spin them," says Rodigan.
Rodigan’s bass-heavy career has spanned three decades and packed many a British reggae dancehall. 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 ’60s.
He boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of Jamaica’s every artist, every song, every rhythm track, and has clashed with all the top Jamaican sound systems in the West Indies, the USA, and England. Rodigan arrives at the PUMA YARD with plenty of beats and enthusiasm.
"PUMA’s long term association and support for team Jamaica, in all areas of sport, gives this yard jam a special twist,” says Rodigan. “With the history of Jamaica's success in track and field, linked to the celebration of 50 years of independence, what better cause could we have for a reggae-matical yard party?”
To this we say: irie.