David Katz has written about music since 1984, with a particular focus on the sounds and culture of Jamaica; his work has also examined literature, film and politics. He is author of "People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee Scratch Perry," published by Payback Press, April 2000. He has contributed to a range of global publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, New Internationalist, Uncut, Flipside, Bassist, Lodown (UK), The Beat, Rhythm, Grand Royal, Murder Dog (USA), Loop (Switzerland), Etna (Belgium), and Reggae Magazine (Japan). He has annotated and researched several CDs for labels such as Island, Universal, Heartbeat, Motion, Ariwa and Jet Stat, and has assisted with collections on Blood and Fire label. He also contributed to The Rough Guide to Reggae book, published by Penguin in 1997. Katz is also a musician, broadcaster and photographer: his recorded works have been issued in France, and he has co-hosted reggae radio shows in London, Preston, Brussels and Sydney, as well as in his original home town of San Francisco. He currently lives in London.