Jamaica born/Miami based artist, producer and DJ, The Kemist brings the heat with his infectious new single “Bassline,” released today on 21 Entertainment / Republic Records /Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The Kemist’s music is synonymous with party anthems and heavily supported by DJs like Major Lazer, Diplo, Tropkillaz and Sak Noel. Produced by JonFX (XXXTENTACION, Vybz Kartel and Maluma) and featuring Jamaican rising star Kleeo, “Bassline”is guaranteed to get people dancing with its ground shaking tempo and addictive hook.
On the new song, The Kemist notes: “between JonFX’s killer beat and Kleeo’s catchy melodies and vibe on the chorus…inspiration to write this song came easy.”
“Bassline” emphasises The Kemist’s distinct style, which includes fusing elements of reggae, dancehall, electronic, trap, and pop music into a catchy sound of his own. The track builds on the momentum from the latest singles, “Roulette” (2020), “We Made It”(2020) and “Mayhem” (2019) – the latter of which was featured inTall Girl (Netflix film), Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) and Siesta Key (MTV). The song also landed on th eShazam Top 200 (Global) and topped iTunesand Club Charts worldwide.
Born in Kingston Jamaica, Errol “Kemar” Thompson aka The Kemist grew up around reggae royalty. His mother is the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, and his father, Errol Thompson Sr., was a musician and popular radio personality. At the tender age of 3, The Kemist got his 1st moment in the spotlight sharing the stage with Reggae legend Bob Marley. The charismatic artist was destined to be a star as he grew up touring the world as a music director/musician in his mom’s band. In 2018, he signed to 21 Entertainment in partnership with Republic Records and kicked off his next chapter with the single “Body Can’t Lie” [feat. Nyanda of Brick & Lace] which hinges on a flavorful and fiery island beat that builds toward a hypnotic hook as sexy as it is slick.
The Kemist is Jamaica’s hottest new triple threat with over 50 million online streams to date and support from industry heavyweights such as Sean Paul, Diplo, Zedd and Major Lazer.
The track, a fusion of dancehall, afrobeats and EDM sounds which takes lyrical inspiration from reggae classics by Black Uhuru and Baby Cham, is the first single from Mr Eazi’s Something Else EP out in October.
“This record was really fun to make,” Mr Eazi says, “and it’s crazy how it went from hearing a K4mo intro in the studio with Fred Again, to me jumping on it and then Diplo hopping in! And Walshy hitting me up to say it’s a banger—next thing Nicki is on it! Been a journey really, like two years in the making and I can’t wait to perform it at my next festival!”
When German hitmakers Jugglerz meet Caribbean superstars Nyla and Charly Black, you already know it’s gonna be a down to the floor party tune.
Straightforward verses and a staggeringly matching flow climax in a catchy hook to create a Bonnie and Clyde harmony. The latin-influenced dancehall beat is as moving as a FIFA soundtrack and, again, demonstrates the versatility of Jugglerz productions. Is it reggaeton, dancehall, modern baile funk or plain pop music? Nevermind, it has so much vibes that it makes us forget that we are not even allowed to dance.