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THE LEGENDARY DJ DEREK

Breakfast- with Magdalena

Ujima radio’s Milo (Lyrical Minded Sun 8-10pm) has presented and written a script for the Radio 4 documentary ‘DJ Derek a Local Legend’.  You can hear the programme on Radio 4 on Fri 1st June at 11am.

DJ Derek (born Derek Morris 1942) is a Bristol-based DJ whose blend of 60s rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall and soul music has made him an icon for many in the industry, including a host of Jamaican producers and Massive Attack.DJ Derek spent 10–18 years working as an accountant at Cadburys, yet gave it up to play reggae in the St Pauls area of Bristol.

He has also featured in Dizzee Rascal’s music video Dirtee Disco playing himself as a DJ in a disco hall for old aged pensioners.

On April 27th 2012 Derek was awarded the lord mayors medal for his outstanding work.

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