DJ 745 plays a STRICTLY VINYL Salute to the musical works of Bobby Dixon who started the Digital B Record Label in 1987 after successfully working as Jammy’s chief engineer and right hand man.
From his studio in Havendale, Kingston Jamaica he has set the standard for exemplary roots reggae starting with some fine sides from Shabba Ranks (Peanie Peanie) and Cocoa Tea (Lonesome Side) to working on Shabba’s groundbreaking albums Epic-Sony in the early 90’s.
He has been pivotal in nurturing the careers of artists including Garnett Silk, Morgan Heritage, Chezidek and Admiral Tibet to name a few as well as working alongside Sizzla on two of his finest albums to date (Black Woman and Child/ Da Real Thing).
Working alongside him are his sons Sheldon CaliBud Stewart and Giark who have followed in their fathers footsteps working with artists including Warrior King.
The wealth of material coming from the studio is phenomenal with serious adaptations of riddims including Satta, Billie Jean, Cherry Oh Baby and Heavenless to name a few.
In more recent years, they have worked with a younger generation of artists including Iba Mahr, Chronixx, Rokkustic, Khalilah Rose and Vysionaer
About 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.