Strictly vinyl selections in this weeks Irie Jamms Show by DJ 745 broadcasting live from his studios in Leicester City. Expect to hear the best in all things vinyl across the reggae genre past, present and future including the Single of the Week from Protoje & Chronixx Shy FX remix as well as riddim juggling on RoryStoneLove’s Braveheart Riddim and Notis Productions Crossroads Riddim. Princess ‘More Fyah’ Siyana touches into her version of Chronixx Spanish Town Rocking which has just landed on vinyl.
Vinyl singles from I Kong/Raging Fyah, Bunny Rugs, Macka B as well as a vinyl tribute to Doniki.
Revival wise we touch into some classic Black Uhuru singles as well as featuring Studio One dub from Soul Jazz Records ‘Studio One Dub Fire Chapter Three’ album and Greensleeves Records ‘Junjo Presents: Big Showdown’ and ‘The Evil Curse of the Vampires’ mixed by Scientist at King Tubby’s Studios at precisely midnight on Friday 13th June 1981-Reggae History!
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.