Get to Know: Chornixx

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[to be edited] Blazing a fire in youth around the world, Chronixx is a Jamaican musician confidently lighting the path for the youths to rediscover roots and culture.

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Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx had been nurtured from an early age to do music. His father, dancehall artist Chronicle, was a big influence on the young Chronixx as well as being surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. The rise to music fame began in production. From harmonizing for artists to providing production assistance for tracks sung by Popcaan, Konshens and others.

After Fame

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 fan favorites far beyond Jamaican shores (courtesy of chronixxmusic.com)

Dread & Terrible

The Dread & Terrible Project was then released in April 2014 and comprised of seven tracks plus three dub versions. The project immediately topped the Billboard (US) and iTunes reggae charts in both UK and Japan. Being neither album nor 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.

The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and other performances

The hit single, “Here Comes Trouble”, caught 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, three shows in London, 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

Tour Dates

SAT 08 APR 2017 Trees Dallas, TX, United States
SUN 09 APR 2017 Carson Creek Ranch Austin, TX, United States
SUN 09 APR 2017 Euphoria Camping and Music Festival Austin, TX, United States
MON 10 APR 2017 Republic NOLA New Orleans, LA, United States
WED 12 APR 2017 The Beacham Orlando, FL, United States
THU 13 APR 2017 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
FRI 14 APR 2017 Mavericks at the Landing JACKSONVILLE, Florida, United States
SAT 15 APR 2017 Masquerade Atlanta, GA, United States
SUN 16 APR 2017 THE ORANGE PEEL Asheville, NC, United States
TUE 18 APR 2017 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC, United States
WED 19 APR 2017 The Norva Norfolk, VA, United States
THU 20 APR 2017 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD, United States
FRI 21 APR 2017 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA, United States
MON 24 APR 2017 Brooklyn Bowl New York, United States
MON 24 APR 2017 Brooklyn Bowl New York, NY, United States
WED 26 APR 2017 Olympia de Montréal Montréal, QC, Canada
THU 27 APR 2017 London Music Hall London, ON, Canada
FRI 28 APR 2017 Rebel Toronto, ON, Canada
SAT 29 APR 2017 Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY, United States
SUN 30 APR 2017 The Paramount Huntington, NY, United States
FRI 19 MAY 2017 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
SAT 20 MAY 2017 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
SUN 21 MAY 2017 O2 Ritz Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom
FRI 26 MAY 2017 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, United Kingdom
SAT 27 MAY 2017 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
SUN 28 MAY 2017 O2 Academy Brixton London, England, United Kingdom
FRI 16 JUN 2017 Mendocino County Fairgrounds Boonville, CA, United States
SAT 17 JUN 2017 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Boonville, CA, United States
FRI 28 JUL 2017 Naeba Ski Park Yuzawa, Japan
SUN 27 AUG 2017 STADE BAYARD Charleville MÉziÈres, France

 

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