Trojan vs Jstar sound clash
Kings of the arena! Kaya are happy to announce an exclusive sound clash on Skaya Dub Sunday between selector Stephen Nye of the legendary Trojan Records label and champion producer/remixer Jstar.. a reggae and roots clash to spice the Kaya vibe!
Jstar hails from West London and is an in-demand genre-switching DJ, playing bass flavoured shakers from DnB to Dancehall, Moombahton to Dubstep, Reggae to 60′s RnB. He has played around the globe from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi.
Starting an underground label in 2003, Jstar began delivering reggae remixes on 7” vinyl. Producing such classics as ‘No Diggity’ (5 star rating in Mixmag), ‘DWYCK’ and Wooh-Ha’, his releases were picked up by top DJs like Sir Norman Jay, Francois K, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B and Diplo.
“Jstar is an original don… Early dj that helped inspire the Major Lazer crew! Bad man!” DIPLO.
Stephen Nye returns to select some brilliant music from the legendary label…
The Trojan story begins in 1967 when the label was launched by Island Records as a showcase for the productions of Duke Reid. The name derived from the seven ton Leyland ‘Trojan’ trucks that were used to transport the producer’s huge sound system around Jamaica, and which had emblazoned upon its sides, ‘Duke Reid, The Trojan King Of Sounds’. The label has led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican sounds, from Rocksteady and early Reggae to the modern styles of Dancehall and Jungle. Highlighting the cream of Jamaican talent, with the likes of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Dennis Brown, Ken Boothe and Toots & The Maytals. The output of the leading producers who have been instrumental in the developing sound of Jamaican music has also received due attention, with the works of such legendary figures as Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd and Leslie Kong all featuring prominently on Trojan releases.