Sat 30 Sep 2023

Trojan Sound System

Reformed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in Sound System culture, a legendary team made up of selecta Daddy Ad and vocalists; Supa4 Creation, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck. They relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history.

For the past decade, Trojan Sound System have spread their message of love and unity through the power of ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall and UK bass music, headlining club shows, captivating festival crowds and supporting legendary Jamaican acts such as; The Wailers, Luciano, Sly and Robbie and the late great, Gregory Isaacs to name but a few.

Trojan Sound System are the original crew that broke reggae music and culture back into contemporary clubs and festivals. Transcending age, race and political barriers, Trojan Sound System play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time, introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music and Bass Culture. Mixing styles and flavours from the past 50 years, the Trojan crew are legendary party starters, ignited by uplifting vocals from Trojan vocalist trio. The Sound System’s vocalists have twenty years experience as members of the foundation South London sound systems; Taurus, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London’s reggae entertainers.

Daddy Ad hails from the Roots and Reality Sound System, which he originally founded with Earl Gateshead before refounding Trojan Sound System together with Trojan Records. He has worked with legends including; Eek-A-Mouse, Tappa Zukie, Dennis Alcapone and Horace Andy amongst many others and has always pushed for new sounds and acts to break through. Ad believes many contemporary forms of music are direct descendants of reggae and its varied sub-genres and his mission has been to cross reggae music and culture back into contemporary clubs and festivals. which they successfully achieved. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the crew’s FXs, mixing and trademark Hi-fi sound. Legendary recording artists including; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, Ranking Joe, Dawn Penn, Dillinger & Dennis Alcapone have all worked with the Trojan Sound team.

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