The Kemist signed with 21 / Universal Music in 2018, capitalizing on the momentum from his remix of Zedd & Alessia Cara’s award winning, chart topping record “Stay”. His first Universal single, “Body Can’t Lie”, featuring Nyanda (Brick & Lace) will be released in Fall 2018.
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.
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 DJ / Artist on the electronic dance scene. Since then, he has collaborated with international DJs Sak Noel, Juicy M, DirtCaps, Lny Tnz, & Cesqeaux to name a few.