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Chronixx Toured Africa For First Time

Chronixx Toured Africa For First Time

Jamaican musician Chronixx returned to Africa for his first tour. His previous venture was to Kenya in 2013 as a Peace Ambassador to join the effort in helping to diffuse tensions ahead of the election. This trip took the Spanish Town native back to Kenya but also new countries – South Africa, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. […]

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Chronixx support act for The Stone Roses

Chronixx support act for The Stone Roses

Iconic Manchester rock band, The Stone Roses, played a series of homecoming shows at Manchester City’s 60,000 seater Etihad stadium. A packed crowd also witnessed hip hop icons Public Enemy, Blossoms and reggae’s very own Chronixx & The Zinc Fence Redemption band on Wednesday 15th June. The Stone Roses’ lead singer and long-time reggae fan, Ian Brown, personally requested Chronixx […]

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Music Video: Perfect Tree

Music Video: Perfect Tree

First video from 2016’s ‘Roots & Chalice’ is Perfect Tree remix featuring Zinc Fence artist Eesah. The two trade lyrics praising the herb over the classic hip hop beat ‘Respiration’ by Blackstar (Talib Kweli & Mos Def) featuring Common. Chronixx speaks powerfully at the beginning of the video stating his case for “Universal acceptance of the plant.” […]

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Start A Fire Journal

Start A Fire Journal

Beyond the Song:

Beyond the Song: "Sell My Gun"

‘Sell my gun’ is a single lifted from Chronixx’s Roots & Chalice mixtape made in collaboration with Brooklyn’s Federation Sound. The open letter to gun men opens with an observation: “Spanish Town mi born and grow / Whole heap of bad man me know / One thing they all have in common / The whole […]

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On The Ends: My Spanish Town by Chronixx

On The Ends: My Spanish Town by Chronixx

To people unfamiliar with the length and breadth of Jamaica, places such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril and Portland usually spring to mind. Former capital city, Spanish Town, should be another. For one, it’s the place where Jamar ‘Chronixx’ McNaughton was born-and-raised. The parish, originally dubbed Villa de la Vega, was founded by […]

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On The Road: Capture Land Tour - Jamaica with Barnz

On The Road: Capture Land Tour - Jamaica with Barnz

On the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth, Chronixx announced he would embark on a tour of Jamaica during his acoustic performance at Bob’s former residence, 56 Hope Road. Nothing else was known at the time but the reception was that of delight with a hint of curiosity. Despite the island’s rich musical history, Jamaica’s […]

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Music & Visual

Music + Visuals

Dread & Terrible

Dread & Terrible

The Dread & Terrible project was released in April 2014 immediately topping the Billboard (US) and iTunes reggae charts in both UK and Japan. Neither an album nor an EP, the set comprising of seven tracks plus three dub versions includes the widely received ‘Capture Land’, triumphant proclamation ‘Here Comes Trouble’ and a short film based on one of its […]

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'Sell My Gun' | Roots & Chalice

'Sell My Gun' | Roots & Chalice

‘Sell My Gun’ is a powerful open letter from Chronixx to gun men from the Roots & Chalice mixtape. The young Jamaican used experience and research to write this song appealing to the human side of potential gun users by providing alternative life styles they can adopt to make ends meet. Read beyond the lyrics for ‘Sell My […]

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'Smile Jamaica'

'Smile Jamaica'

Fan favourite ‘Smile Jamaica’ was released in 2013. The ode to his homeland features on the Honey Pot riddim produced by German-based Silly Walks Discotheque. The accompanying music video was shot in a matter of days after recording as all involved knew they had a hit on their hands.

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Perfect Tree featuring Eesah | Roots & Chalice

Perfect Tree featuring Eesah | Roots & Chalice

Smile Jamaica

Smile Jamaica

Here Comes Trouble | Dread & Terrible

Here Comes Trouble | Dread & Terrible

Tour Dates

Tour Dates

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  • Fri 29 July 2016 Reggae Jam Festival 2016 Osnabrück, Germany
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  • Sun 24 July 2016 Yaam Berlin, Germany
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  • Fri 22 July 2016 Werk, Backstage Munich, Germany
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  • Thu 28 July 2016 Les Tanzmatten Colmar, France
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  • Sat 23 July 2016 Fabrik Hamburg, Germany
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  • Sat 16 July 2016 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, UK
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  • Fri 15 July 2016 Victoria Park London, UK
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  • Fri 15 July 2016 Lovebox 2016 London, UK
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  • Fri 15 July 2016 Beat-Herder 2016 Blackburn, UK
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  • Wed 13 July 2016 Le Trabendo Paris, France
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  • Fri 8 July 2016 Cactusfestival 2016 Bruges, Belgium
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  • Wed 6 July 2016 Melkweg The Max Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Mon 4 July 2016 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
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  • Sat 11 June 2016 The Parklife Weekender 2016 Manchester, UK
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  • Sat 11 June 2016 Heaton Park Manchester, UK
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  • Sat 11 June 2016 Wild Life 2016 Brighton, UK
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About

"Prepare your minds and hearts for this revolution." - Chronixx

Jamaican musician Chronixx has ignited a torch in people's hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture.

Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. His remarkable ascension in the music industry began in the background; harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah and providing production assistance for tracks sung by Popcaan, Konshens and others.

Today, Chronixx is a respected artist in his own right after his career was stimulated by the unfortunate passing of both his blood brother in 2007 and his brother-in-arms, Lil' J.O.E., in 2010. The first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2011 and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike with 'Start A Fyah,' 'Warrior' and breakout single 'Behind Curtain' standing out as a fan favorites far beyond Jamaican shores.

The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 - a set comprised of seven tracks plus three dub versions - immediately topping the Billboard (US) and iTunes reggae charts in both UK and Japan. Neither an album nor an EP, the Project includes the widely received ‘Capture Land’ and a short film based on one of its tracks, 'Rastaman Wheel Out' (directed by Ras Kassa), to critical acclaim.

Hit single 'Here Comes Trouble' captured late night American TV presenter Jimmy Fallon’s attention while on vacation in Jamaica. The chance encounter lead to a personal request for the young musician to perform live on Fallon’s TV show in July 2014. A concert held in Central Park the following week was a roadblock affair from the outset, thousands of attendees turned out including Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger celebrating his 71st birthday.

Chronixx toured for the first time in 2013 when he went to Europe with his own band Zincfence Redemption. He has since embarked on solo tours from the Americas to the Oceanic region; including sold out shows in New York (Irving Plaza), three shows in London (including Somerset House), Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Canada, and being the first band to do a 2-part tour of Jamaica (Capture Land Tour).

With so much accomplished in such short time, the world is bracing for greater wonders from this young man who walks with an old soul. For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made everyday still.

"Prepare your minds and hearts for this revolution." - Chronixx

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