Jamaican dancehall entertainer Eton “Kalado” Gordon was born and raised in the Maxfield Park area of Kingston, until he moved to Clarendon at the age of five. He attended Edwin Allen High School, with a keen focus on the visual arts.
After graduating from high school, he returned to Kingston to pursue his artistic passion, which by then had transcended to music. Kalado’s musical influences included Bounty Killer, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Drake, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem.
To hone his skills, Kalado would frequently attend local dub plate and recording studios. After this, Kalado founded G-Law Records, and released singles such as Badmind A Kill Dem, Sad Streets, and others.
His work with producers J Cannon, ICON, Cash Flow, Hitmaker and extensive work with producer Dre Day caught the attention of Jamaican music legend Bounty Killer, who invited him to become a part of his Alliance Next Generation musical clique.
Bounty Killer collaborated with Kalado on the 2012 single When She Wine, which was followed by the popular Nuh Gyal Caan Tear Mi and Whole Night. These records prepared him for the groundbreaking year that 2013 would be for him.
In 2013, Kalado became a formidable force in the dancehall music industry as he became a radio staple for the general public with the singles Make me Feel, Good Good Bring Life, and Body Nuh Dead. These songs became immensely popular, accumulating millions of views on YouTube, topped charts and led to several media outlets to position Kalado as dancehall’s next elite member. A testament to this was the overwhelming crowd response that Kalado received for his performance at the Youth View Awards in February 2014.
For 2014, Kalado has already seen success with the release of his Pree Money and Gyal/Pay Dem Nuh Mind medley video. The medly video has reached the number one spot on CVM’s Hitlist, and is currently still charting within the top five tier of TVJ’s Entertainment Report. The video has also been an internet favourite on industry-leading blogs and websites.
To further cement his mark, Kalado is working on his debut extended play, slated for completition later year. Until the project’s release, listeners can look out for his singles Jealously In The Air, Yardcore Sex, Out In Time, and Turn It Dah Way Yeh. Another single, the afrobeat-tinged Personally, will be receiving a visual treatment for release in April due to immense fan demand.
In addition to singles, listeners can look out for an electronic dance music remix of Make Me Feel, and Kalado performances in the Caribbean, Canada, UK, and wider Europe this year.