Jamar McNaughton, better known as Jamaican reggae-sensation Chronixx, has accumulated quite the impressive resume in an extremely short amount of time. Along with consistent touring schedule and two albums already to his name, the 24-year-old recently announced his ‘Chronology Tour’ spanning 38 tour dates. The tour will also feature Jah9 -– who recently collaborated to remix the hit track “Hardcore” from Jah9’s album 9 -– if you haven’t yet fire it up and give it a listen!
In addition to his collaboration with Jah9, Chronixx also has several impressive collaborations already under his belt, including a mixtape with EDM supergroup Major Lazer, as well as reggae mainstays Protoje, Sizzla, Kelissa and more.
His most recent release Dread & Terrible was well-received by many and topped the Billboard Top Reggae Albums charts in April 2014. Along with another mixtape in 2016 entitled Roots & Chalice with Federation Sound, Chronixx was also featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two tracks from his upcoming album, Chronology.
No stranger to success or the spotlight either, Jah9 has also been keeping busy over the past several years. Jah9 has gained quite the grassroots following, as she promotes a sense of overarching community bigger than her music drawing from “poetry, dub and spirit.” Her latest album 9, was released in 2016 to include the up-tempo “Hardcore” -– in perfect timing with the Chronology Tour, Chronixx recently teamed up with Jah9 to remix and revive the track a year later. The track incorporates more noticeable layers and adds an extra energy to the song. Additionally, Jah9 teamed up with Mad Professor for an additional track entitled “In the Midst of the Storm.”
Keep your eyes out for the official release of the track on April 22, 2017 for Record Store Day and listen to the original below!