ReggaeXclusive Spring 2018 | Page 14

RANSOMS Photo by Kareem Hayles By: Chrispen Music Promo R ansoms’ name came as a nickname given to him at a young age due to his craftiness at saving his own money while smooth-talking oth- ers into spending theirs. Almost hilariously holding out for a ‘ransom’! Born in Jamaica to a father who was a part of a big sound system, he was always around the music, helping to set up for the sound equipment. His love for the music grew from there. Today Ransoms and his team of producers always aim to create big Sounds Systems like the ones he heard the Sound Systems use to eliminate each other. At the same time, he fell in love with the idea of performing live. In 2017, through various networks and connections, Ransoms managed to build a winning team around him by joining the Klean Step Movement label. With all the pieces in place, he is finally set to land his spot on the scene. DAN FIYAH BEATS D an Fiyah Beats – High Grade Canadian Reggae, is a song- writer, performer, multi-instrumen- talist and producer, part of the high grade of Canadian Reggae. Born in Montreal of Jamaican par- ents, he grew up between Canada and Jamaica. His Reggae is always true to the Roots Foundations, mixed with flavors of Soul, RnB and Hip-Hop. He’s a very energetic performer with a powerful and versatile voice. This Rastafarian artiste’s message is always positive, talking about social issues, spirituality and love. In the past 20 years, he worked either as producer, live musician or performer with great Reggae icons like Vernon Maytone, Ken Booth, Glen Washington, Luciano, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Protoje, Lutan Fyah and Turbulence to name a few. His songs “Papa use to tell me”, “Cyaan hide it”, and “I Love Ja