Jah Troopers Music is a UK based Reggae Sound System outfit with a reggae style and vibe suitable for any occasion.
Jah Troopers was founded back in 1998 by a group of youths aged between 10 – 13 years old in a town called Northampton situated in the midlands of the United Kingdom. With little things to do in the area other than roam the streets which would always lead to mischief the youths had to create opportunities for themselves. With majority of them coming from a Caribbean/Jamaican background one thing they all had in common and access too were their parents record collections. Using these records and scrap wood they found on the streets they built record boxes and speakers and set up Jah Troopers as a Reggae Sound System.
Jah Troopers grown to be the popular demand in their region featuring on majority of the big Reggae events and having a weekly slot on their local radio station. Expanding in size they broadened the music genres they specialised in and began working with event brands like Club Sidewinder & Hysteria two of the leading events for the UK rave scene at the time whilst still dominating the Reggae Dancehall scene.
The UK rave music such as Garage & Grime opened opportunities for Jah Troopers MC’s like ILLa ILL (ILL Murk) and Lickle J who have gone on to pursuing their artist careers; Lickle J working with the likes of DdoubleE & Jammer (Murkle Man) featuring on his album “Jahmanji” and ILL Murk being playlisted on BBC 1xtra and interviewed by Chris Moyles on BBC Radio 1.
Jah Troopers have hosted a range of quality events ranging from DJ/ sound system events to live showcases. To date they have hosted events with Beenie Man, Wailing Souls, Fantan Mojah, Stonelove, Bass Odyssey, David Rodigan, Tim Westwood, Sir Coxsone, NDubz, Boy Betta Know, So Solid Crew, Heartless Crew and many more of the top names in their music genres.
To-date they are still performing regular and in the past few years have ventured into Europe. They have also embarked on producing their own music and frequently bring artists along with them to perform live during the sets. A great experience and if you haven’t had the chance to see them perform please make an effort to do so, you will not be disappointed.