Hot on the heels of the recent East Village reggae all-dayer is Rootikal - Shoreditch's new monthly roots reggae fest.
At the helm is resident DJ David 'The Don' Rodigan. An ambassador for Jamaican music for over 30 years, David consistently wins the cup at sound clash dances around the world, working the crowd with a unique combination of enthusiasm and his one-off dubplate specials. Expect to hear everything from the pre-reggae days of ska and rocksteady up to the latest conscious pre-releases straight from JA.
David is supported by the three other residents - Earl Gateshead, Stuart Patterson and David Hill. Earl has been playing reggae dances since the late 70s and travels the world as chief selector with the Trojan Sound System. Stuart, generally known for his dance music styles and as a cornerstone of the Faith collective, is now dusting off his Jamaican collection. David, ex-Ballistic Brother and founder of the Nuphonic label, he also worked on the Auralux reggae label remastering and reissuing music from King Jammys, Lee Perry and Junjo Lawes amongst others.
Joining the residents is dance DJ and producer Justin Robertson. Justin has long supported the sounds of Jamaica, initially with his Lionrock project and more recently for the Wall of Sound 'Two Culture Clash' album where he recorded with Nadine Sutherland, Ernest Ranglin and Alborosie.
Together they will be spinning a rootikal selection covering all bases of righteous music - no slackness only positivity. The session kicks off early in the lounge at 2pm so expect the usual quality Sunday roasts to be joined by a special jerk chicken for the occasion.
Rootikal Sunday Feb 1st and first Sunday of every month thereafter.