PROTOJE is considered as one of the headliner of the jamaican movement “Reggae Revival“. This movement is a resurgence of a conscious, organic, but up to date reggae which know a mondial success with a new-generation artists like Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah9…
With his four albums and one EP, this talented songwriter never stops to renew himself and shake up the reggae world, and he quickly became one of the bigger current headliners in this style.
Leading the militant band – THE INDIGGNATION – this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
To sum up his discography in a few word, his first album THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (2010) make him popular in Jamaica and announce a rising future, THE 8 YEAR AFFAIR (2013) crosses the frontiers and spawned the hits “Rasta Love” ft Ky-Mani Marley, and “Kingston Be Wise” which featured on the soundtrack for the video game GTA, and ANCIENT FUTURE (2015) which also know a worldwide success and which featured the international hit “Who Knows” ft Chronixx which topped charts worldwide, has amassed over 100 millions views on YouTube and was playlisted on BBC Radio, Radio Nova… a real modern reggae anthem !
The new studio album, released June 29, 2018, is untitled A MATTER OF TIME. The ten track LP, produced by Winta James, marks the second consecutive album collaboration between the two. The duo has now refined their infusion of hip-hop sensibilities and traditional Jamaican sounds on this latest project as A Matter Of Time ventures into new territory as much as it reaches back to it’s roots.
Besides being Grammy Nominated as “Best Reggae Album 2018″, this opus get a unusual media coverage for a reggae album : it is reviewed in Billboard, BBC UK, Le Monde, reached 3 keys in Télérama magazine… several songs are playlisted on BBC Radio 1 Playlist, FIP, Le Mouv’, RFI, Trace TV…
Before this album, PROTOJE already appeared in the biggest musical broadcast on BBC (BBC’s Later) and had recorded 2 live sessions for BBC radio, often playlisted across the entire world.
On stage, he sells out venues in UK, USA and in Europe, and is now wanted by the main reggae festivals, but also by more ecletics festivals : Coachella, Dour Festival, Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Reading, Boardmasters, Couleur Café, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Festivals, Boomtown, Summerjam, Musa, Esperanzah, Rototom Sunsplash, Cabaret Vert, Caribana festival…
Several shows were filmed and broadcasted by national TV channels as Arte Concert in France or WDR in Germany.
Protoje is still on the road with the best jamaican musicians, considered currently as one of the best reggae shows in the world, and they’re coming back next summer !