Formed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British Sound System culture. A legendary team of selectors and vocalists, 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, Roots, Dub, Dancehall and UK Bass music, headlining club shows, captivating festival crowds and supporting legendary Jamaican acts such as; The Wailers, Luciano, Sly and Robby 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 40 years, the Trojan crew are legendary party starters, ignited by uplifting vocals from MC trio; Superfour, Chucky Bantan & Jah Buck.
Selectors – Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad
Earl Gateshead began DJ’ing in Brixton in 1979. He is well known in London for his 20-year residency at The Dive Bar in London’s Chinatown and his Saturday residency at the legendary Blue Note club. He has worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone and his Reggae nights at Plastic People received worldwide recognition. Daddy Ad hails from the Roots and Reality Soundsystem and has worked with legends including; Eek-A-Mouse, Tappa Zukie and Horace Andy amongst many others and has always, like Earl, pushed for new sounds and acts to break on though. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the crews FXs, mixing and trademark sound.
Vocalists – Superfour and Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck
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. Legendary recording artists including; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Dillinger & Dennis Alcapone have all worked with the Trojan team.