Founded in 1968 British ska and reggae label Trojan was named after the truck that Jamaican DJ Duke Reid carried his sound system around in.
The first single the label released was Duke Reid’s All Stars Judge Sympathy, a forerunner of Stupid Marriage by The Specials.
Trojan is still going strong. The label’s ska boxsets are a great way to build a boss ska collection. You can find out more about the label on the Trojan Records website.
T is also for… Transplants: Tim Armstrong’s collaboration with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and mate and roadie Skinhead Rob Aston melded ska, reggae, dub, hip hop and punk. Shame they split up. Here’s a taste that shows you don’t have to go retro or wacky to make ska work.