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See our ReggaeMania.com HOT PICS, VIDEO and Review of Canada Day 2016 Timeless Classics – Sanchez, Freddie, Marcia, Pinchers live @ Sound Academy

By | October 4th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

On Thursday June 30th, the Timeless Classics Canada Day Weekend Festival featured Freddie McGregor, Sanchez, Marcia Griffith, and Pinchers live in concert at Sound Academy.  This Timeless Classics presentation lived up to all expectations. In terms of criticizing this concert, not much can be criticized; everything that was promised was delivered in classic fashion. I must start by bigging up our Canadian artists Steele and The Human Rights, both of whom were show openers that I did not arrive early enough [...]

See HOT PICS, Videos, Review of Montreal Reggae Festival 2016

By | September 28th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics|

I truly enjoyed this year’s Montreal Reggae Festival, and I must big up all of the organizers, artists & performers, dj’s, vendors, and fans who attended.  MRF 2016 (Edition 13) took place Friday August 26th, Saturday August 27th, and Sunday August 28th outdoors at Montreal’s Old Port.  The complete list of performers may be too much to mention, but some stars of this year’s festival included artists the likes of Cocoa Tea, Sanchez, Barrington Levy, Mavado, Spragga Benz, Vershon, Romain [...]

See Hot Pics, Video, Review of Alkaline @ Sound Academy 06.25.16

By | July 19th, 2016|2016 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News, Video|

There’s no doubt about it – Earlan Bartley aka Alkaline, has a solid and rapidly growing fan base in Toronto.  Love him or hate him, this 23 year old Jamaican Dancehall superstar, trademarked by his tattooed eyes, sex-symbol status and distinctive sing-jay style, is the artiste currently running Dancehall in 2016.  Now, on a beautiful Saturday night inside Sound Academy (Toronto), about 1,800 of his loyal fans would pack up Sound Academy to witness a fast paced and actionable 35-minute [...]

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

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

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

By | 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 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 [...]