Trojan / Ska & Soul


On July 28th 1967, British-based Jamaican music company, Island Records launched a label to showcase the output of one of the most popular and successful producers of the Ska and Rock Steady eras - Arthur 'Duke' Reid. The imprint, called 'Trojan' after the title Mr. Reid has acquired during his early days in the music business, surprisingly failed to fulfil its potential and folded after a matter of months. And this may well have been the end of the Trojan story had it not been for the creation of a new Jamaican music company, launched in the summer of '68, which was in need of a suitably dynamic name. 

The result of a merger between by Island Records and its distributor B&C, 'Trojan Records' promptly launched an ambitious programme of issuing singles on a variety of labels that highlighted music from every producer of note, ranging from British-based music makers such as Robert 'Dandy' Thompson, to such esteemed Jamaican operators as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Edward 'Bunny' Lee and, of course, Duke Reed himself.

Ska & Soul bei britentics

Ska And Soul is a brand built on music heritage, blending the best of Mod and Northern Soul cultures, into a contemporary, yet classic, timeless look. Ska And Soul was launched on to the scene in 2017, recreating authentic pieces from the 60's and 70's, to cater for those who live for their sub-culture, their counter-culture and strive to live their way of life, wearing it proudly on their sleeve.