Trojan Records’ newly-formed music imprint has announced its first signing.
Reggae Roast’s Murder is the first track issued by the iconic dancehall and reggae label in over 20 years
and is the first release for their Trojan Reloaded imprint.
The formation of a frontline, new music label coincides with Trojan’s 50th anniversary this year, which will be celebrated across the year with a series of live events, catalogue releases, a documentary and the publishing of a book telling Trojan’s story.
In addition, the label’s past and future are set to come together with Reloaded second release, as Reggae Roast returns with Real Reggae Music featuring Tippa Irie on July 13, which will also be included in the upcoming Trojan Records 50th boxset due for release later this year.
The label introduced artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Desmond Dekker, The Pioneers, Bob Marley, Prince Buster and Jimmy Cliff to a mainstream audience.
A 50th-anniversary box set will be released on July 27, alongside The Story Of Trojan Records, a joint venture between BMG Books and Eye Books. The book contains hundreds of photographs, record sleeves, labels and archive material, most of which has remained unseen for decad