X-Tra Wicked: A History of the Digital B Label by Romain Chiffre (US/JA, 2017, 52’)

A documentary produced by VP records celebrating the life and career of Jamaican reggae and dancehall producer Bobby Digital (1961-2020) whose Digital B record label, established in 1987, has been at the forefront of Jamaican music transformation from organic rhythms to digitally-composed beats, and responsible for some of reggae’s biggest international hits throughout the late 80’s and 90’s, alongside the likes of Shabba Ranks, Garnett Silk and Cocoa Tea. The movie offers captivating insights into recording studio technology in Jamaica, while highlighting the close link between music production and the sound system session.


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