Often referred to as “reggae revival”, Jamar McNaughton aka Chronixx leads a new wave of reggae artists who hold the torch for original roots culture and music. Writing his first song at the age of 5, McNaughton began his career in earnest when he was 11, harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah while learning to produce under the mentorship of Mainstreet Record’s Danny Browne. In the years that followed his ascension was relatively quick, first generating a buzz in his native Jamaica where he received widespread radio play, before being picked up by Major Lazer for their ‘Start A Fire’ mixtape.
Releasing his first EP, ‘Hooked On Chronixx’ in 2010, his music began to resonate far beyond the Caribbean, touring the UK and US with his Zincfence Redemption Band while also performing in Nairobi as a Peace Ambassador ahead of Kenya's general elections. His most recent release meanwhile, ‘The Dread & Terrible’, topped both the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts and he also had the honour of opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year. Spreading a socially conscious message while channelling the golden era of 70s roots reggae has engaged fans young and old with this inspiring artist, but at the age of just 22, we get the feeling Chronixx has still got a lot more to say.
Check out ‘The Dread & Terrible’ below and read on for your chance to see Chronixx perform this weekend in Glasgow:
This Sunday Chronixx comes to Glasgow as part of his Reparation Tour and we have two tickets to giveaway courtesy of 02ABC. If you’d like to see the man in action, simply head over to the SynthGlasgow Facebook and post the answer to this question on our wall:
What was the title of the first Chronixx EP?
Terms & Conditions: Please note that this prize is for two places on the guestlist to see Chronixx at O2ABC on Sunday 19th July. There will be one winner. The competition closes at 1pm on Friday the 17th and the winner will be notified via Facebook comment (please check your Facebook in the hours following the closure of the competition. The winner must be 14 years or older. After we have passed on the winner’s details to the event organisers we then pass on responsibility for entry on the night.