We linked with Studio One records, the label founded by Jamaican producer Coxsone Dodd in 1963, for a follow-up to our 2014 collaboration. As a brand we were drawn to Studio One’s pioneering spirit as the first label founded by a member of the burgeoning music community and culture of Jamaica at that time. Best known as a reggae music label, Studio One became a driving force for the entire genre over the course of several decades – from the 60s, through the 70s, 80s, and beyond.
The label’s roster reads like a “who’s who” of reggae history – Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Horace Andy, Jackie Mittoo, Dennis Brown and far too many to continue to name here. The label is regarded as a major source from which reggae culture grew and prospered, and as such, it has also had a tremendous influence on the development of hip-hop and pop culture of today.