Donovan "Don" Letts is a British film director, DJ and musician from London.
He came to notoriety in the late 70's as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. His reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium.
After DJing at a punk club The Roxy in 1977, he started directing music videos, and made over 300 for an diverse mix of artists in his time, ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley. He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project.
Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007, Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010. He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called 'Culture Clash Radio' and still DJs nationally and internationally.
Don Letts will present Bass Forward at Somerset House’ Summer Series this July, with Wiley, Congo Natty, Norman Jay MBE and Jazzie B. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.