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Chronixx & Protoje Live in London

Chronixx & Protoje Live in London

Two Leading Lights of Jamaica’s Reggae Revival Touch Down in Brixton

“If we don’t have new talent there is no future,” said David “RamJam” Rodigan last night onstage at the Electric in Brixton, South London. The elder statesman of British reggae radio has often expressed his concerns about the direction in which Jamaican music has been heading. But last night’s live set by Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption band suggested a brighter tomorrow. Riding high off a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, which sent his Dread & Terrible EP soaring to the top of the reggae charts, Chronixx brought a palpable intensity to the stage from his first tune (“Alpha and Omega”) to his final encore (“Odd Ras”). One highlight of the sold-out show was the surprise appearance of Protoje, fresh off a successful European tour, who stepped in to support his bredren and perform their smash hit “Who Knows” live. After he and Diggy blazed the stage, Chronixx went on to perform “Here Comes Trouble” and even flashed a few lines of Jesse Royal, Jah9, and Damian Marley pon the riddim. As Rodigan exclaimed by show’s end: “History was made tonight… The future of this magnificent music is secure.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning with Protoje: “It’s Our Time to Govern the Music”

Reasoning with Protoje: "It's Our Time to Govern the Music"

“There Is A Rising Consciousness that’s Obviously Happening. There Is a Movement As Well.”

While passing through the concrete jungle the other day, Protoje dropped by Plex HQ to reason about life and the state of the music. We started off discussing his big tune with Chronixx “Who Knows,” and how Storm Saulter—of Better Mus Come fame—came to direct the song’s epic music video. Diggy said Winta James came up with the video’s basic concept, which he described as “You start off with everything and as the day goes on you lose stuff, and it’s either you’re gonna turn around and go home or keep pushing forward.” So it’s all about the Bounce Back, which is a fitting transition to our discussion of the shift within Jamaican music right now. “We want to change the perception of what people think reggae is,” Protoje explained. “Cause I see what people think the genre is, and the reality of what it is now—and It’s far.” Protoje made the point that he’d rather not be pigeon-holed within the category of reggae just because he is from Jamaica. “Chronixx and I make two different sounds,” he asserted. “Sonically our music sounds different, but we’re still under the same heading of reggae music.” He calls his current sound—which has amassed a huge following in Europe, where he will be touring this summer—”a real hybrid,” citing Junjo Lawes and Jimi Hendrix as infuences. Nevertheless, he goes on to state that he and Chronixx and s number of other like-minded artists and producers are all part of a cultural movement within Jamaica right now.  “There is a rising consciousness that’s obviously happening. There is a movement as well… 2010 to 2020 is our time to govern them music.”  Video and Summer Tour Dates After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Protoje ft. Chronixx “Who Knows” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Protoje ft. Chronixx "Who Knows" Official Music Video

Diggy & Nix Send Love to Their Friends And Foes With A Fresh New Video Directed By Storm

Friends since 2010, Protoje and Chronixx have emerged as leaders of the new school of roots rock reggae coming out of Jamrock. And now, after four years, they’ve finally made a record together. “From the first day we met,” Protoje says, “we have talked about doing music together when the time was right. The stars have now aligned.” We first heard the song months ago,  now comes an eye-popping music video directed by the acclaimed Jamaican film maker Storm, which shows off Jamaica’s lush natural beauty and brings out the co-stars’ ital swag and unforced sense of humor. There’s even a celebrity cameo by Jah Youth as the driver (beats being a Screaming Target). So don’t stop at all, check these visuals prento! Video After The Jump…

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