Coming from the U.K DjaySteve has a similar profile to David Rodigan, in that he is just 10 months older than David, was first smitten by reggae upon hearing Millie Small’s “My Boy Lollipop,” when the record hit #2 in the U.K charts in 1964.
Then in May 1973, DjaySteve was also present at the same time as David when the Wailers, as they were then, appeared in one their first London gigs at The Greyhound in London’s Fulham Palace Rd.
There the similarity ends as David has enjoyed a richly deserved career as the U.K’s top ambassador for the genre.
DjaySteve was part of the 60’s U.K youth movement that embraced Jamaican music in general and the Trojan label in particular.
From there his love of the music endured for the rest of his life.
He was a DJ in Croydon, South London, during the early ’80s but spent most of his life devoting his time to his family whilst steadily adding to his record collection.
For DjaySteve like most other DJ’s on internet radio stations, the internet was a game-changer, making it possible for anyone with a mic and the right software to broadcast from home.
DjaySteve started broadcasting his KarmaReggaeShow on GalaxyGold Radio in 2012 and has been credited by a number of artists through the popularity of his shows with giving them a lift in their careers they otherwise might not have had.
DjaySteve then had his show syndicated to OneHarmonyRadio London and the now-defunct ReggaeVibes.co.uk which he part-owned.
In 2013, DjaySteve became the manager of German reggae artist, Roots Queen, but despite having guided her record “Feeling Free,” to chart success in New York and Florida in the U.S as well as the U.K, management for him was not a happy experience and he subsequently quit the business for a number of years returning in 2019 with a new show on several other stations.
But no sooner had he returned than ill-health struck him down and he was again absent for the rest of that year, returning once again in early 2020 with his website www.reggaeshoutout.com which also houses his current show once it has been broadcast on the host stations.
In March 2020 at the age of 69, DjaySteve decided to finally retire only to return to the music in June 2020 not only because he shared the worldwide revulsion of the murder of George Floyd but because he realised he still had a mission to complete in the support of artists who deserved to get worldwide exposure for their music.
With this in mind he embarked on setting up a worldwide network of internet stations and now has his show broadcast on 8 stations in the U.S. One in Jamaica and South Africa, three in Australia, as well as stations in England and Wales having added Chyna Nicoles New York station in November as well as Lady Pam's Detroit station this month and he intends to continue expanding believing that it is his god given mission in life to help and support all artists to get airplay without seeking any reward for his undying love for the music.
Since his return to broadcasting many more artists have enjoyed more exposure from his promotion of their music on his shows, through his top 10 hit list, and the feedback he has received he says, more than anything else, gives him the utmost pleasure to be in the music and that aspect along with the pleasure of enjoying all the new music he receives is he believes his true reward from life.
Recently DjaySteve moved to Canterbury in the U.K, and can hear the bells of Canterbury cathedral from his home and given that he is now aged 70, he feels that musically and spiritually his life has never been better.
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