Reggae Roast takeover Trojan Records Spotify!

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Throughout August, Reggae Roast take charge of This Is Trojan, with 14 of our favourite Trojan tracks added to the spotify playlist every Friday morning over the next 4 weeks.

Founding member, James Harper, who has selected the tracks had the following to say regarding his affinity with Trojan and reggae music as a whole:

“I was first introduced to reggae through my older half-brother who was an avid collector in the 80’s. He was mad into his digital reggae and dancehall and collected 100’s of yard tapes. I was about 5 then. But it wasn’t until quite a bit later on that I really discovered Trojan through my local Caribbean bar/ restaurant when I was about 15.

The guy who owned the restaurant had loads of old Studio 1 and Trojan vinyl that he stored under the stairs in the venue and he’d play them on a Friday night when we were in there eating and drinking. When I started listening to them I realised that I already knew a lot of the rhythms that I heard my brother play as a kid. 

I realised that Trojan and Studio 1 Records and other, similar labels were responsible for so much music that I knew and had influenced so much more. It was then that I started collecting reggae and haven’t stopped since.

There so much music to discover, you could go on forever. The restaurant was called Posh Nosh and I played my first ever DJ gig there, so that place has a important place in my heart.”

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: Documentaries, Mixes, Reggae Roast

Tune Of The Day! Dixie Peach & Disciples – Worries Again & Again

Worries again!

From Dixie Peach’s new showcase produced by Disciples out now…

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Tune Of The Day! High Smile Hi-Fi – Babylon (Feat. Speng Bond)

Heat from the High Smile Hi-Fi crew & Speng Bond!

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Tune Of The Day! Skycru – Plastic Rice Riddim

Brand new from Room In The Sky!

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Tune Of The Day! Aba Ariginals – Anthem (Feat. Patrixx Matics)

Anthem!

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Tune Of The Day! Charlie P – Golden Sound

Brand new from Charlie P & his new imprint Box Man Records…

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Tune Of The Day! Cornel Campbell – My Roots Girl

Great stuff from the Medtone stable! Watch out for the U-Roy piece dropping soon as well.

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Tune Of The Day! Sgt Pepper & Fullness – Jah Children

Brand new on Karnatone! Essential!

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Tune Of The Day! J Sparrow – This A Sound (Feat. Danman)

Weighty business from J Sparrow & Danman. Out now on Zam Zam!

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Tune Of The Day! Keety Roots – Why

Big soundsystem tune from the 90’s courtesy of Keety Roots here, out now on Partial records.

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day