Nikkinitro and Blackout JA link up for “Galang No Gall,” a fresh new UK Dancehall Urban song from Jaguar Records.
Blackout JA aka Christopher Hendricks was born in Portland Jamaica, working with popular producers in Kingston including: Collin featuring Sly and Robbie, Castro Brown, Steven Stanley, Heavy D, Gussie Clarke, Tuff Gong, High Power Music, General Lee and Sky High and the Mau Mau who recorded his first LP entitled Blackout.
Blackout JA worked with Supreme Promotions; who hosted the biggest one night reggae show on earth; “Sting“. Blackout JA performed four consecutive years to excellent reviews. Performing on Reggae Sunsplash, Teen Splash, Border Clash, Ghetto Splash, Tastee Talent Contest as a special guest, and other respected Iconic stage shows; he is the ultimate performer who has honed his craft in the toughest place on earth.
Blackout JA was signed to East West Records and worked with UK and worldwide producers. He has topped the Drum and Bass and Jungle charts with singles like “Informer” and “Murder a Sound” with Tenor Fly and the Runtingz Crew. Blackout has worked with Producers like Congo Natty, LionDub, Isaac Maya, Benny Page, Marcus Visionary, Serial Killaz, Sticky Budz, Dread Squad, Mungo’s Hifi, Von D and has performed on major festivals like Boomtown, Shambala, Notting Hill Carnival and One Love Festival.
Blackout JA has worked alongside legendary artists such as Ranking Joe, Big Youth, Tappa Zuki, Buju Banton, Freddy McGregor, Culture, Mighty Diamond, Sean Paul, Bounty Killa, Alpha Blondy, Daddy Freddy, Johnny Osbourne, The Beatnuts, Lone Ranger, Al Campbell, Luciano, Mikey General, Frankie Paul, General Trees, Anthony Johnson and many other great acts.
Nikkinitro is from London, UK, head of Jaguar Records, she is a creator of original UK music; a musician from five years old, her musical roots are in Electro, Rare Groove, Minneapolis, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae and Electro. Nikkinitro’s engineering skills were honed by recording experts including Rupert Neve, Richard Salter, Simon Schofield and David Pope.
Nikkinitro aka Nitro has recorded and engineered hundreds of artists from 2000 to date. Nikkinitro is regarded as a specialist of vocal recording and technique, music production, and studio engineering for her work with UK Grime Garage and Hip-Hop artists in London and USA. working with Big Narstie, P Money, Moka Blast, Doctor, Roachee, Killa P, Irah, Little Dee, Rubi Dan, Flirta D, Nu Brand Flexx, Kwadjo, Juxci D, Moni Tivony, Miss Fire, Kasha Rae, Garage Essentials and many more.
Nikkinitro’s songs have aired on UK TV – Channel U/AKA – “Forever” – featuring Big Narstie, Solo and L Dot Man, “Rising Hype” – featuring artists Saskilla, Steadie, Punisher, Hollowman Jendor, P Money, Roachee, Prowla, Manga , Starter, Gully Ranjah, Royal and Stix Mcvey. “Girl Next Door” featuring Topcat Kamp & D.A; “South is Back” with Musical Minds (14 year old crew) Featuring P- Money. All music videos aired on rotation between 2005-2011 on UK TV.
Nikki has performed live engineering skills to include bands George Clinton, Parliament/Funkadelic and Smashing Pumpkins.
Nikkinitro, is a dedicated warrior for music, representing the UK Urban/Dance movement worldwide, as a singer-songwriter/composer, producer/engineer or as label executive and event producer – Nikkinitro’s ability to flow between these musical skills benchmarks her creative vision.