With over 1.2 million spins on Soundcloud, The Kemist, Jamaica’s hottest new artist, is storming onto the international music scene. With a fresh new sound, he fuses witty lyrics, infectious melodies and bass heavy beats to create the ultimate party anthems. In less than 12 months, The Kemist has collaborated with some of EDM’s hottest DJs and is poised to become a major player in the game.
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 Snr, 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.
The Kemist’s start in the music business came in 2012 when he and Mike Thompson formed the Production duo Black Lion, producing records for international stars Brick & Lace, Kat Dahlia, Kelly Rowland, Nyanda to name a few.
In 2013, The Kemist was introduced to Yellow Claw and Tropkillaz and their 1st single, Assets, became a club anthem in turn launching his career as a solo DJ / Artist. Since then, he has collaborated with international DJs DirtCaps, Lny Tnz, Seek N Destroy, Cesqeaux to name a few. In addition to having a unique sound, what makes The Kemist stand out is the fact that he is 1 of the few Djs that can perform their own records.