This Saturday, Jamaica will see Chronixx as never before. Many were preparing to witness the 'Skankin' Sweet' singer perform in Jamaica for the first time since the Capture Land Tour (March 2015), on December 1 and 2 as part of his Chronology tour. However, roots reggae selector and producer Yaadcore has bumped up the date, booking Chronixx to perform as toastmaster at Dubwise Jamaica.
Yaadcore, who also acts as Protoje's resident DJ, is the founder of the popular Dubwise weekly event. What began in Kingston as a weekly Wednesday night dub session grew into an internationally touring brand. Currently, Dubwise features a weekly 'vibration' in Miami, and has visited other places like Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Hungary, Romania, Malta, Germany, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The nomadic style of the event continues as Yaadcore hosted Dubwise in Brooklyn as recently as October 20, and again in Atlanta on October 29.
The purpose of this serial event is to re-ignite interest in the foundation dancehall practice of toasting.
"The art of toasting is well received internationally. People all over the world love the sound system culture," Yaadcore told THE STAR. On its return to Jamaican soil, this edition of Dubwise will feature reggae star Chronixx 'inna sound system style'.
With Yaadcore at the turntables, along with guest selectors Big One and Lion Trod, this edition of Dubwise Jamaica will provide selections to showcase the latest songs from the Chronixx's debut Chronology album and more.
Dubwise Jamaica will take place on Saturday, November 4, at 10A West Kings House Road in St Andrew. Tickets cost $1,500 presold and $2,000 at the gate.