The death of Bobby digital, the reggae and dancehall music union have been sunk into Desolation. At 59 he died of a kidney-related ailment on Thursday.
It’s reported that he felt ill and was eventually admitted and later died. His real name was Robert Dixon but he carried the alias “Bobby digital” which was an iconic name in the music industry.
His comrade the head of Trojan records Bunny lee reportedly gave him the name “Bobby digital”. The recording head expressed on his death, “He was one of the greatest producers ever in dancehall and reggae music. He was a great colleague and a great friend, and one of the most brilliant minds in reggae music.”
Bobby brought to the world Shabba Ranks, Garnet silk and Buju Banton .
The love for music was embedded in his heart, Bunny Lee remembered his friend who had a brilliant mind. He will be cherished as one of the reggae’s greats forever. He stepped into 80s dancehall and reggae music digital engineering as the head of the Digital B record label.
He is one pioneer in this arena. King Jammy was very close to him and worked together to shape the digital age in dancehall music.
He worked with a raft of Rastafarian reggae artists such as Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Anthony B, and Richie Spice In the late 1990s. ‘Black Woman and Child’ album was popular production. He also produced ‘Protect Us Jah’ and Morgan Heritage’s breakthrough album.
Skatta Burrell expressed on Instagram “RIP to the Great Great Bobby Digital,”. He also posted “This Man’s contribution to our Music and Culture is so overwhelming I can’t begin to explain. One of the greatest teachers who’ve empowered so many it is with a passion that I even speak on this Man’s accomplishments and talent.”
Members of the reggae/dancehall community have paid due respect to Bobby. he left behind his wife Merva along with his three children and so many well-wishers.