It’s all about the hit songs for Summer 2016 in this weeks Irie Jamms Show with DJ 745. Tons of brand new music to feature including the current smash hit ‘Caution’ by Damian Marley (which is inspired by Black Uhuru’s ‘The Whole World is Africa), Mortimer with his piece on Winta James brand new riddim ‘Mile High’ and rhythm juggling on Oneness Records ‘Maad Sick Reggaeville’ riddim and Shamala Productions ‘Bad Boy’ riddim on Hitbound 7″ Vinyl featuring Micah Shemaiah, Rassi Hardknocks and Mark Wonder. Desi Roots ‘Weedfield’ riddim relick from Green Lion Crew is featured on 7″ vinyl too with some strong vocals from King Mas, Mikey General and Mr. Williamz.
We continue our showcase of the Silly Walks Discotheque compilation album ‘Smile Jamaica’ with three exemplary vocals from Shuga, Marcia Griffiths and Ikaya as well as an amazing rendition of Smile Jamaica by 7 year old Princess More Fyah Siyana recorded in Jamaica in July 2015.
Riddim Reloaded features a brand new combination from Exile Di Brave’s latest album ‘To The Foundation’ featuring Black Omolo and our Single of the Week comes from Stephen Marley and Shaggy ‘So Strong’.
In the closing segment of the show ‘We Remember Dennis Brown’ matching some original D. Brown vocals with some brand new adaptations for 2016 all produced by Clive Hunt.
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.