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See our Hot Pics & New 30-min Video of Shabba Ranks live @ Sound Academy 11.13.15

By | January 26th, 2016|2015 Pics, Hot Pics|

See Our Video Clips of Shabba Ranks live at Sound Academy 11.13.15 A good Shabba concert...what can I say.  This Friday November 13/2015 Timeless Classics Dancehall Edition inside Sound Academy featured for the first time in Toronto in almost a Decade, 2X Grammy Award Winner Shabba Ranks, Jamaica’s Ruff Kut Band, Metro Media (with Big Belly Sky Juice), plus Firekid Steenie, Soul Vibes, Spex Da Boss, Scabba G, Natty B., and Jabba.  The place was rammed to capacity and by [...]

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

By | 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 | 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 | 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 Hot Pics & Review from Pangea Summer Love Urban Beach Festival @ Wasaga Beach 09.06.15

By | September 14th, 2015|2015 Pics, Hot Pics|

This was a decent party - the Pangea Summer Love Urban Beach Festival, taking place Labor Day Long Weekend Sunday September 6th (12 Noon - 11:30 pm) at Wasaga Beach featuring as advertised, two Stages, four genres of music, and a whole bunch of DJ's and Promoters working together to create a cool party vibe. Overall, Pangea was not a bad experience for me, something different and new to end off the summer.  It takes a lot of energy to [...]

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

By | 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 | 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, [...]

See Hot Pics & Review – Gully Bop inside Classic Lounge

By | May 13th, 2015|2015 Pics, Hot Pics|

Enjoy these pics of Jamaica’s Gully Bop live in concert Friday May 1st at Classic Lounge (Toronto) for his first Canadian performance.  Big up Sample King, Purchaser and YV Promotions, who can now take credit for launching this hot Jamaican Artiste in Canada for his 1st time. Gully Bop performed first in Niagara Falls the night previous, followed by his much anticipated  Friday night Classic Lounge performance.  The following (Sunday) evening, Gully appeared at a Jones & Jones press conference [...]

See Hot Pics, Review and Videos! Lady Saw live @ Redemption 05.08.15

By | May 12th, 2015|2015 Pics, Hot Pics|

Redemption was another success inside the Sound Academy last Friday May 8th.  A full house turned out to party and experience live performances by General Degree, QQ, and headliner Lady Saw, who did one of her better shows in Toronto without a live band backing her (I did not arrive on time to see QQ, and event though I saw the tail part of General Degree’s show, I did not photograph his performance). Lady Saw is a veteran when it [...]

See Pics & Review – Legends featuring Capleton in T.O.

By | April 15th, 2015|2015 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

Capleton Lights Up Sound Academy Easter Thursday in T.O. The show was called “Legends”, and Easter Thursday in Toronto was highlighted by none other than the “Fireman” himself, ‘legendary’ artist Capleton (St. Mary, Jamaica) bunnin' a sweet fire inside Toronto’s Sound Academy Nightclub.  Just under 1,000 Capleton fans, despite having to wait for a late 2am showtime, would not be let down, as Capleton, backed by the Prophecy Band, put on yet another excellent performance from start to finish, steadily [...]