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Audio: Chronixx at Maida Vale for Radio 1

Audio: Chronixx at Maida Vale for Radio 1

Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption Band recently recorded a live Radio 1 session at the world famous Maida Vale studios. Together they performed a few favourite songs (Like A Whistle, Smile Jamaica and Spanish Town Rockin’) live for Huw Stephens’ show on Monday 13 June 2016. You can hear those plus a chat about Jamaica, food […]

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New Chronixx People's Choice Playlist

New Chronixx People's Choice Playlist

New Spotify playlist alert. It’s by the people for the people. Everything from classics to new tunes from Yard and abroad. You’re sure to find some new favourites. If you fulljoy the vibes, share it with your people. Listen here or stream below.

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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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Start A Fire Journal

Start A Fire Journal

On The Road: Weak Hand Remembers Chronixx's First Stadium Show

On The Road: Weak Hand Remembers Chronixx's First Stadium Show

Chronixx’s tour sound engineer, Claude ‘Weak Hand’ Reynolds, remembers the night Chronixx & The Zinc Fence Redemption Band opened for rock band The Stone Roses at the home of Manchester City Football Club. Rock and reggae’s relationship stems back to 1970s Britain. Island Records founder Chris Blackwell targeted the rock crowd when promoting Bob Marley’s […]

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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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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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'Out Deh' | Roots & Chalice

'Out Deh' | Roots & Chalice

‘Out Deh’ is the fourth single previously featured on the Roots & Chalice mixtape. The Shiah Coore produced cut is a call on the wise and street-wise youths to link up and stay strong. If some of the flows sound familiar, that’s Chronixx borrowing stylings from elders Super Cat and Shabba Ranks. “Every ghetto yout’ inna di street / I […]

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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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Chronixx & Friends – #SixtyMinutesLive

Chronixx & Friends – #SixtyMinutesLive

Allan Kingdom - Fables ft. Chronixx

Allan Kingdom - Fables ft. Chronixx

Perfect Tree featuring Eesah | Roots & Chalice

Perfect Tree featuring Eesah | Roots & Chalice

Tour Dates

Tour Dates

Fri 30 Sep 2016The Greek TheatreLos Angeles, CA, United StatesTickets
Sun 02 Oct 2016Austin City Limits Music Festival Zilker Park, Austin, Texas, United States of AmericaTickets
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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