Showcasing the very best in roots and reggae LIVE every Friday on www.reggaespace.com DJ 745 returns from Reggae Jam in Germany with a fine mix of current reggae chart toppers including a brand new mix of Freddie Mcgregor’s ‘True To My Roots’ on VP Records, Sevana’s ‘Chant It’ from her self titled EP, Mortimer’s ‘Nice Up Di Scene’ and Raging Fyah’s ‘Dash Wata.
DJ 745 showcases a Premier League album from master drummer Kirk Bennett aka Kirkledove ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ with collaborations from Beres Hammond, Rory, Tarrus Riley and Cocoa Tea and plays a brand new Damian Marley as the Single Of The Week.
Riddim Reloaded is an extended feature tracing back the Brentford Road origins of two current singles from Sevana and Protoje.
Riddim juggling includes the Maad Sick Reggaeville and Lion Paw riddim from Shiah Core.
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.