"It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby John Eden » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:38 am

According to wikipedia he was born in 1983, so he would have been 15 in 1998.

The End was probably at its peak in the mid to late 90s but in those days it was all techno, drum and bass and big beat. I know because I went. Good memories of going to a Rephlex night there with Aphex Twin and DJ Scud, and then going up to Electrowerkz afterwards to see Jah Tubbys and Abashanti. If The End had done reggae nights then I would have gone.

Bagleys' peak was years before and was a pretty conventional club in the late 90s. At that time The Fridge was all ravey davey goa trance stuff like Escape from Samsara and Return To The Source.

So he is talking nonsense, and is possibly confusing drum and bass with reggae anyway.
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby John Eden » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:40 am

LOL at every reggae promoter in town spamming him up on twitter also:

https://twitter.com/amolrajan

You guys are shameless!
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby Ringo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:02 am

I was listening to a Manasseh Kiss FM show the other day where he mentions that he's DJ'ing with Joey J and a couple of others in one room at The End. The main session was big name dance music DJ's, the reggae a small add-on or chill out room from the sound of it. Maybe he went to one of those?

I hope he's starting to understand how embarrassed he should be about that article now.
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby mikus » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:22 am

John Eden wrote:LOL at every reggae promoter in town spamming him up on twitter also:

https://twitter.com/amolrajan

You guys are shameless!

ha yeah, i looked on there ready to indulge in the vitriol but it was all shameless spam ahoy!
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby mikus » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:26 am

Ringo wrote:I was listening to a Manasseh Kiss FM show the other day where he mentions that he's DJ'ing with Joey J and a couple of others in one room at The End. The main session was big name dance music DJ's, the reggae a small add-on or chill out room from the sound of it. Maybe he went to one of those?

I hope he's starting to understand how embarrassed he should be about that article now.

i know the tape you mean Ringo, but that ad is for joey playing alongside people like patrick forge in the bar room - the night wasnt a reggae night at all but happened to have them in the bar - if that is the highlight of his reggae days then thats poor pickings

Agree with John on the whole, and especially Bagleys was definitely s a straight house, techno and DnB venue.
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby mikus » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:29 am

Reggie Love wrote:Why didn't he mention that it was Channel One he was ridiculing? Ironically, as far as I know their monthly night in Brick Lane is a success.

because he doesnt have a clue and was probably still coked up from a weekend binge when he wrote the piece
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby Ringo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:41 am

mikus wrote:i know the tape you mean Ringo, but that ad is for joey playing alongside people like patrick forge in the bar room - the night wasnt a reggae night at all but happened to have them in the bar - if that is the highlight of his reggae days then thats poor pickings

Agree with John on the whole, and especially Bagleys was definitely s a straight house, techno and DnB venue.


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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby underated » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:37 pm

what a shame reggae has been near hijacked by the cult of Rastafarianism. This capture predates Bob Marley’s contribution to it but he made things worse.

On Friday, as we waited patiently for any semblance of a lyric or dance-friendly drop, the dude on the mic who was MC’ing produced an incessant stream of superstitious propaganda and nonsense, wailing about “da siss-tem” that had clearly caused him such hardship. At one point, he said: “Jah have fi bless us when we take down da siss-tem. People have fi rise up.” Then: “We runnin’ wid da Almighty. Bring down dis siss-tem.”


There is a few ways to view things.
The contributions that the Rastafari gave to Reggae is immense & they still contribute a great deal.

Now on a personal level , i don't really want to hear anybody on the mic, just want to hear sounds.
If i was looking for a night out, i would choose wisely, surely that's common sense ?
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby pinup » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:28 am

Reggie Love wrote:Rodigan's night at Mass in Brixton was going much less than 15 years ago, though its a shame he no longer has a regular night in the capital.


He tours his Ram Jam nights around the country. They are a joke though, Rodigan has just jumped on the dance music bandwagon and is touring this around to make some money.

I saw him 3 or 4 times last year and he played the same set everytime.
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby John Eden » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:26 am

Rodigan is doing the right thing - taking the music to young people. Who by all accounts seem to love him.

There's still enough nights with twenty blokes nodding their heads in the dark to thunderous steppers if people prefer that. :wink:
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby pinup » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:47 am

Yeah but rodigan just plays **** now. He spends more time playing "rodihan" specials of dubstep tracks than he does playing proper reggae.
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Re: "It’s high time London got its reggae mojo back"

Postby John Eden » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:42 pm

I reckon I would probably do exactly the same if I was him. But yeah I'm not gonig to rush to see him play out much. Still listen to his show every week though.
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