2. Chronixx – “Here Comes Trouble”
A funny thing about Chronixx’s ascension to reggae royalty in 2013 is that nearly all of the songs that got him there were already a year or two old by the time the calendar struck January. (Well, not so funny since this chronology is fairly typical in reggae, as, even in the Internet-era, the music takes its time to disperse from Jamaica to the rest of the world). One tune that gave Chronixx a fresh energy this year was “Here Comes Trouble” on the Rootsman riddim produced by keyboard wizard Winta James‘ Overstand Entertainment. Perhaps his biggest-sounding anthem to date, the single (and its attendant video) bottles the energy of the much-hyped reggae revival, distilling it into a neat 3 minutes and 55 seconds.