Today, platinum-selling Oscar-nominated music producer Toddla T and two-time Grammy-nominated rising Jamaican talent Runkus release a new single “PRETTY SUIT” featuring reggae star Chronixx – available via Delicious Vinyl Island. Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1 premiered “PRETTY SUIT”, and it has been added to the Kiss Fresh playlist beginning Fri. July 22.
“PRETTY SUIT” is the third single lifted from their album OUT:SIDE, following previous singles “BIG CHUNE” and “GOODLOVE” featuring Ky-Mani Marley. The new single is a further display of Toddla and Runkus’ collaborative ability, this time joining forces with renowned reggae artist Chronixx. The track is fueled with an enticing beat that Runkus and Chronixx ride effortlessly with a powerful hook and dynamic flows.
“When it comes to reggae and dancehall, workin’ on a producky for these 2 was super special,” Toddla says of the track.
Runkus, from Portmore, Jamaica, was recording music by age seven, engineering by age fifteen for some of the greatest artists in Jamaica. His 2021 offering IN:SIDE quickly set him apart as one of the most exciting new talents coming out of Jamaica and a firm one to watch. Never limiting himself when it comes to music and creating without borders or restrictions, he has gone onto work with the likes of Sizzla, I Wayne, and his own father, Determine. His music is global in its perspective and yet unmistakably Jamaican.
ABOUT TODDLA T
Toddla T is one of the UK’s most original talents and prolific producers. Heavily influenced by music and culture from around the world, Toddla’s sound is individually British yet permeates far and wide. Toddla boasts an extensive catalogue – including Brit-nominated #2 “Ain’t It Different” by Headie One feat. Stormzy & AJ Tracey, top 10 “Strike A Pose” by Young T & Bugsey feat. Aitch and Stormzy’s #1 album Heavy Is The Head. Recognized for taking music to new heights, Toddla’s remixes span a wealth of talent… from Mahalia, Little Simz, Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Stylo G, Celeste, to name a few.
Son of reggae artist Chronicle, born Jamar McNaughton in Spanish Town, Jamaica in 1992, Chronixx showed musical promise at a young age, prompting his father to bring his son into the studio where he would meet reggae singers like Gregory Isaacs and Burro Banton. He started in 2003 by singing harmony for other artists and became later a beat maker. His debut singles as Chronixx in 2011 that included “Behind Curtain” and “Odd Ras” helped put him on reggae’s frontline, then late 2012, the mixtape Start A Fire appeared, presented by Major Lazer. The single “Here Comes Trouble” landed in 2013. 2014 saw the release of Chronixx’s debut EP, Dread & Terrible Project.