This weeks Irie Jamms Show celebrates two important anniversaries in the history of Jamaican Music- the 50th Anniversary of the visit of HIM Haile Selassie I to Jamaica and the One Love Peace Concert held at the National Stadium in Kingston where Bob Marley gave a historical performance uniting the hands of Manley and Seaga on stage during his rendition of Jamming. DJ 745 plays a clip of this historic performance as well as some revival classics from Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh, George Nooks and Dillinger.
Our Single of the Week comes from Exile Di Brave & Falkonection -Seeds (Where we come from)as well as brand new musical shots from the forthcoming Alborosie album ‘Freedom & Fyah’ on VP Records, Noah Landale, Righteous Child and Mackeehan ft. Chevaughn.
Riddim juggling on the remake of Ken Parker’s ‘I Can’t Stand It’ from King Jammys, Maximum Sounds ‘Blueberry Haze’ and Oneness Records ‘Reggaeville’ riddim on vinyl.
The finest mix of roots, reggae and lovers rock showcasing the best of 2016!
A World A Reggae Music from DJ 745!
DJ 745 is a cultural reggae selector/record collector/journalist based in Leicester, UK. His weekly Irie Jamms Show is the heaviest radio show of its kind featuring an international selection of roots reggae, revival and dub along with the latest music news and freshest artist interviews. Regular features on the Irie Jamms Show include ‘Riddim Reloaded’ tracing back the origins of classic ‘riddims’ and ‘Single of the Week’. The show is aired LIVE every Friday night from 7pm-9pm GMT exclusively on www.reggaespace.com
True to his name, DJ 745 has been a record collector/journalist of reggae music for over three decades and regularly spins music on his preferred format -7″ vinyl. His vast collection of reggae spans five decades. He has travelled extensively to search for rare reggae vinyl to add to his collection. His initial love for reggae music began when he was a youth in 1990 when he heard an infectious beat blasting out of the world-famous Daddy Kool Records in London. This led to the purchase of his first reggae records by Eek A Mouse and Dennis Brown. The rest they say is history.
Over the years DJ 745 has travelled to Jamaica, Japan, America and throughout Europe regularly tracing back the origins of reggae music and revisiting reggae landmarks including the original location of King Tubby’s Studio in Waterhouse and Treasure Isle Studios in Downtown Kingston. With a strong passion to help to preserve reggae music he has interviewed artists young and old including Bunny Wailer, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Jah9, Raging Fyah, Micah Shemaiah, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Chronixx, Protoje, Busy Signal, Freddie Mcgregor, and Horace Andy.
In the earlier part of his music career, DJ 745 played on a number of community stations in Leicester, including Fresh FM and has also been involved in Restricted Service License radio stations including Juice FM, Vision FM and Radio2Funky 95.1FM. He has also been a guest DJ on Demon FM. Since 2010 he has hosted a weekly show on an online radio station Reggaespace.com.