TROJAN DJ BOX SET - IT WAS NOT until the early seventies that deejays first made any substantial impression on the Jamaican recording industry. Although the likes of Count Matchuki and Sir Lord Comic occasionally frequented the studio to spice up instrumental recordings, by and large, their services were confined to sound system dances.
Initially little more than record selectors for sound systems, deejays assumed a greater role following the exploits of Winston 'Count Matchuki' Cooper, who in the early fifties began embellishing records with smatterings of live and aural effects. Others swiftly followed suit and by the late fifties the practice was widespread, with the deejay's profile considerably raised as a consequence. Despite this, however, it was still many years before they would be taken seriously as recording artistes.