It seems like over at Fabric HQ they’re determined to widen their range of influence. A few days ago, they surprised us by confirming Shackleton’s contribution to the series (the release of his volume, a set including his own material, recorded live in a studio, is scheduled for 6th December), and now London’s superclub is coming up with an even bigger surprise—a shock, more like—because they’ve announced David Rodigan is the choice for FabricLive 54. If you’re not well versed in music of Caribbean derivation, the name might say little or nothing to you, but the fact is that Dave ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan is a veteran rudeboy, an institution in the UK as far as reggae and dancehall goes, both as a selecta and as a radio DJ. You can read more about him and his approach to the FabricLive series here. The album is out on 22nd November featuring the tracklist you’ll find below. Some of the cuts are exclusive dubs made years ago in Kingston with King Tubby.
Var.- FABRICLIVE 54: David Rodigan01. Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown [Yard Music / Rockers International] 02. Big Youth – Waterhouse Rock [VP] 03. Alborosie – Kingston Town [Greensleeves] 04. Etana – August Town [VP] 05. Chezidek – Borderline [Mideya] 06. Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life [VP] 07. Cham – Ghetto Story [Warner] 08. Super Cat – Don Dada [Sony] 09. Pinchers – Bandelero [Necessary Mayhem] 10. Prince Alla – Bucket Bottom [Freedom Sounds] 11. King Tubby – Roots Of Dub [Total Sounds] 12. Joe Gibbs & Errol T – He Prayed (Dubbed) [VP] 13. Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm [Techniques] 14. Mr Vegas & Konshens – Help Me Praise Jahoviah [Maximum Sound] 15. Bitty McLean – Plead My Cause [Mideya / TAXI / Silent River] 16. Beres Hammond – Can You Play Some More [VP] 17. Cadenza – Stop That Train [Headlock] 18. Sly, Robbie, Lenky & The Maximum Sound Crew – Black Board [Maximum Sound] 19. Shaggy – Church Heathen [Big Yard] 20. Collie Buddz – Come Around [Sony] 21. Million Stylez – Police In Helicopter [Necessary Mayhem]