Chronixx nominated for MOBO Awards Best Reggae following successful 2017 in UK
Chronixx's relationship with UK stems right back to the beginning of his career and continues to grow stronger year on year. He's nominated alongside Popcaan, Damian Marley, Alkaline and Aidonia.
Chronixx finished last year with a feature on Little Simz's sophomore album, Stillness In Wonderland. Both the Jamaican and the UK rap prowess traded verses on "LMPD" (Let My People Down) about freeing the mind from society's constraints and honouring black heroes legacies of the past. Those in attendance at 2016's Lovebox Festival will have seen Simz appear as a special guest during Chronixx's set.
Also in 2016, a late night link up with Maverick Sabre led to a banger with Rudimental. On a night off in London a quick catch-up between the two led to a phone call to Rudimental and recording at their studio. This late night session became Sub Focus x Rudimental - "Trouble".
Rudimental produced one of the fan-favourites, "Loneliness" on the hit debut album, Chronology. The brooding, electronic-infused dancehall ballad isn't the only UK produced song. The Utters produced "Legend" is a stirring tribute to the unsung everyday working-class heroes.
On the back of a 44-date US and Canada tour, the six-date Chronology UK Tour saw him play packed venues in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Bournemouth and Leeds, ending with a sold-out O2 Brixton Academy in London. The Brixton Academy is viewed as the pinnacle for reggae and dancehall artists and Chronixx became the first Jamaican artist to perform a sold-out one man show in a generation.
Sold out London concerts have been the norm since his first show in 2013 at Scala. That was followed by Electric Brixton (2014) and the historic Somerset House in 2015. He has also graced the main stage's at Glastonbury (Pyramid stage), Wildlife, Parklife and Lovebox festivals.
He later travelled to Japan and across Europe before returning to the United States to support Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill on the duo's PowerNomics tour.
TV and Radio
Performed on the finale of season 8 Jools Holland alongside Royal Blood, The xx, Maren Morris and Haim. Together with his band Zincfence Redemption, they performed dancehall club-shaker "Likes" and the traditional sun-drenched one drop "Skankin' Sweet" with brass backing.
As part of the 30 year anniversary of Bob Marley's iconic Exodus album, Chronixx covered "Guiltiness" for BBC Radio 1Xtra. The cover proved to be exceptionally popular, amassing nearly half a million views on YouTube.
A double page spread in The Times and feature in the Independent. Fashion is also an important part of his identity so teaming up with adidas on the relaunch of Adidas Spezial brand made sense. Accompanied by a short film shot in Jamaica, the two 11's clash Spezial line joined music, football and fashion - three of Chronixx's favourite things. The vision was explained in Vogue and GQ (UK).