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See Video, Review and Hot Pics of Elephant Man & Cocoa-Tea at S.O.R Music Festival 06.05.16

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:03+00:00 July 15th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, Music, News|

My bad – previous obligations prevented me (and Lisa West) from arriving early enough to cover all of the S.O.R (Summer of Reggae) Daytime Music Festival event held outdoors at Toronto’s  Wild Water Kingdom.  A late arrival meant that we only saw the tail end of Junior Reid’s show, followed by Cocoa Tea then finally Elephant Man; we arrived too late to see performances by Demarco, Wayne Wonder, Mad Cobra, Kranium, as well as a Renaissance Disco, Stone Love Sound, [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, and Review of Luciano live @ Opera House 04.09.16

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:04+00:00 April 13th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News|

The Opera House had a healthy turnout last Saturday April 9th, as the one and only Luciano backed by the Riddim Up Band (alongside Fujative – who I did not see due to my late arrival), were headliners for a fundraising concert purposed to support ‘programs for Dr. Roz’s Healing Place – a women’s and children’s shelter’.  The show was a Pucca.ca Promotion, also featuring DJ African Star, and was hosted by Julian King (CanadianReggaeWorld.com).  Here is the info the [...]

See Hot Pics, Review, & Watch Entire Clash Video of Bodybag 2016 at SVG Lounge 04.09.16

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:04+00:00 April 12th, 2016|2016 Events, Entertainment News, Events, Hot Pics|

Click Here to See ReggaeMania.com 12-Minute Video of Body Bag (Tune-Fi-Tune) 2016 Here’s the link to watch BODYBAG 2016 in it’s entirety: http://youtu.be/yo4fFCDQaMI Congratulations to Ghetto Khan, winners of the Bodybag Soundclash held at SVG Lounge (1230 Sheppard Ave. W., Toronto) last Saturday April 9th featuring winners Ghetto Khan vs Studio Mixx Sound vs King Agony.  Ghetto Khan not only won the event, they also won every single round, and only had to participate in the chune-fi-chune because of the [...]

International Music Artist ALANDON Releases “1980” Exclusive Dancehall Music Video

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:05+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Entertainment News, Lifestyle, News, Video|

Watch "1980" Video by Alandon International music artist ALANDON has released his new music visual for the bubbling inspired dancehall anthem "1980" , premiered on The Fader and featured on DanceHallSoca.net, HipHopWeekly, ThisIs50, and AllHipHop.  Although born and raised in the Waterhouse neighborhood of Kingston Jamaica, the video was shot in Alandon's current home of Hartford Connecticut and features the likes of superstar dancer BLACKA DI DANCA who works regularly with Diplo's Major Lazer massive. In a recent conversation with FADER MAGAZINE Alandon stated quote:  "We [...]

King Turbo Wins CA Rumble! See our ReggaeMania.com Hot Pics, Video, Listen Audio, Read Review

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:05+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

CA Rumble was a huge success – congratulations to all of the sounds, fans, promoters and organizers. This was likely the most anticipated clash in Toronto in some years, where the incentive for our seven competing Canadian Sounds was a ticket to the 2016 Irish & Chin World Clash (date/venue still to be confirmed). The event offered a new, more spacious and classier venue (La Victoria Banquet Hall) not too far from Finch and Weston Rd., the perfect size for [...]

See Video & Hot Pics, Listen to Clash Audio, Read Review & Interviews from #U.S. Rumble Sound Clash @ Club Amazura

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:13+00:00 October 18th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, Lifestyle, News|

Well people...what a weekend!!!!! ReggaeMania.com (represented by Problem Child) arrived in New York Friday night...and immediately went to Miss Sally's Restaurant (owned & managed by Soul Supreme) to get a piece of her World-famous pudding before heading over to Amazura Niteclub (the venue with the 25ft LionHead on the front facade of the building that you cannot miss at the corner of 144th pl and Archer Ave in Jamaica, Queens, NY) for sound check. Both Taranchyla (Poison Dart) and Ajax (Blunt Posse) were [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Canada Cup Clash @ The Palace 09.19.15

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:14+00:00 September 24th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

The first ever Canada Cup Clash featured Hamilton’s King Attarney Sound (featuring new micsman-selector Junior D, alongside DJ and event promoter-Peezo), Toronto’s Steppa Choice Sound (Lumber G and DJ Itchy 1), Germany’s Warrior Sound (featuring one-man army, Mattai), and straight outta the Bronx (NYC), Younghawk Sound (featuring one man MC-DJ, Jami Hype). The clash, originally scheduled at the now defunked On Da Rocks Nightclub (switched later to the Palace), had been promoted for at least five months so [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Dancehall Tunnup–Spragga Benz & General Degree @ Revival 09.12.15

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:14+00:00 September 14th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Dancehall Tunnup turned out to be a very nice event last Saturday inside Revival. When I arrived at the venue shortly after 11:00 pm, there was already a steady line up of people outside the doors, many sporting festive moods despite the rain and groggy pre-fall temperatures. I couldn't recall ever being inside Revival before (I'm sure I've been there though), but I immediately took a liking to the venue, a perfect size I thought for the 300 - 350 [...]

See our Hot Pics, Video, Review of Chronixx at Sound Academy 08.21.15

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:15+00:00 August 24th, 2015|2015 Pics, Chronixx, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News, Recording Artists|

As a dancehall journalist I get to see many Reggae shows coming to the Toronto area.  I’ll admit that over the years, I have witnessed the Reggae stage show scene enter into a state of regression in terms of failing to showcase any new or rarely seen before artists, rather there is a high repeat-return factor for the same shows and artists coming to town.  Over the past ten years or so, many artists coming to town are artists that have been [...]

See Hot Pics, Videos and Review of Jambana 2015 (Day One and Two)

By | 2017-09-17T10:22:15+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Our ReggaeMania.com team arrived just before 2:00 PM at the Markham Fair Grounds for Jambana 2015 – Day One. The day seemed promising; the weather was holding up – sunny and hot and everything was well organized at the entry gates. Once inside the grounds, surveying the crowd, it seemed a bit sparse, but, it was early still. The festival kicked off at 1:00 PM. Our crew had already missed a few performances, one being, The Human Rights Band. Backstage, [...]