Renowned Reggae and Dancehall producer Bobby Digital recently died in a Kingston hospital from kidney disease. Known as a technical genius and one of the most revered producers of dancehall music, he was credited with revolutionizing the genre several times, and was one of the first people who started experimenting with digital rhythms back in the 80s.
Over the years he produced hit albums for dozens of artists such as Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea and Super Cat. He also served as producer on many Dancehall anthems such as, “Just Reality”, “Live Blanket” and, “Wicked in bed.” Not only that, he also explored the Reggae genre and produced Morgan Heritage’s chart topping album, “Protect us Jah” as well as their hit, “Don’t Haffi Dread.”
At the time of his death he was said to be getting back into production and had recently completed his home studio. This was built together with long-time collaborator Martin Michael, a production engineer who describes Bobby as a, “Great and respected man.” Bobby Digital is survived by his wife Merva, three children, two grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.