Foundation EP

by Bass Culture Players

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Bass Culture Players is a musical Project based in Madrid and mainly focused on Roots Reggae experimentation. A creative laboratory that mixes singers and musicians from Spanish scene in search for a very personal formula.

The contemporary calling and the determined investment in the Do It Yourself praxis meet the deep devotion for 70s and 80s Roots, which inspires all productions from beginning to end.

Bass Culture Players is built up with the personality of the different artists that converge at Discoinferno, the recording and mixing studio that Puppa Shan orchestrates in northern Madrid.

Discoinferno is located at the watchtower where the vision of humble working class neighborhoods and green areas overlay the corrupted financial heart of Madrilonia. This cooperative working room is where musical militancy has been projecting for years a committed look rooted in European XXI century urban reality.

Foundation EP is Bass Culture Players last production. An advance for the Showcase that will be immediately released under the same name.

It sees the light after the Dub Box edited in 2010, the last LP from the Players, which was followed by other singles from Discoinferno stable. This is the return of Bass Culture Players studio band, a large group of artists from across the whole peninsula. Four original pieces that encompass the Roots sound from the 70s and early 80s.

Puppa Shan production is the keystone that unfolds the wide musical spectrum in these four tracks, and the dub mixes rediscovers each and every one of them.

The vocalists:

Payoh Soul Rebel is a young artist settled in Valencia, currently lead vocalist in Jah Macetas, one of the first and ground-breaking Spanish reggae bands. His versatility can be tracked down in his recent recordings, but “Forgiveness” from Foundation EP displays his whole soulful potential. A unique tone, invaded by the Mediterranean light and warmth.

Prento is one of the big surprises in Madrid reggae scene of this year. Early 2014 witnessed his debut with his clairvoyant “No time”, but now he surprises us for his deep serenity in “Stop this Madness”. His name might sound new, but his voice reveals that he is been on the road for a while.

Mighty Mike is the unclassifiable voice from the one-of-a-kind band Blueskank. Known for his varied registers, form acoustic to electric, this track will still surprise you because of his profound delivery. “Reggae Life Composer” is simply irresistible.


released September 22, 2014

All music composed by Santi Mijarra except Track 7 by Carlos Alonso, Santi Mijarra
Lyrics by Payoh Soul Rebel, Prento and Mighty Mike.
Rhythms laid by Bass Culture Players between 2008-2014
Produced & mixed by Puppa Shan @ Discoinferno Studio, Madrid.
Executive producers Irieonair / Lafamille Music
Mastered @ Soundivine Studio, Italy.
Art & concept by Santi Mijarra, Madrid.
Art video editing by RASmighty, Sweden.

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Bass Culture Players Madrid, Spain

Bass Culture Players is a roots music project settled in Madrid (Spain). Puppa Shan leads this approach to the different music styles and culture rooted and developed in Jamaica and U.K. during the 70´s and 80´s.

Discoinferno Studio is where music production takes place, using analogical equipment and traditional techniques.

We will be updating with own productions and collaborative ones.
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Track Name: Forgiveness ft. Payoh Soul Rebel

Lyrics Payoh Soul Rebel

They say that love ain't got to do with forgiveness
But I say forgiveness is the key of love
You can't love anyone if your heart is fill with sickness
If you want to try forgiveness then begin for your own

Then you got to recognize, if you want to realize
That you've been wrong, all along, you've been wrong all the time

Say that you have been created in the likeness of a god
Perfect in every aspect and with the power of love
They say to be fruitful, multiply you and let your children grow
You only got to believe it because i say so

Then you got to recognize, if you want to realize
That you've been wrong, all along,you've been wrong all the time

There is no love without forgiveness!!
Forgiveness is the key of love!!

There is no love without forgiveness!!
And forgiveness begins for you own
Track Name: Stop This Madness ft. Prento
Stop This Madness
Lyrics Prento

My world is sinking stop this madness
Your World is falling down stop this badness
Stop this madness

The earth is suffering stop this wickedness
Take a look around no more time for this sadness
Stop this madness

Stop this wickedness
Stop this badness

New world order found them leaders
It's time to rise up lets become their fears
Fight to the fullness

Liars & thieves are trying to get on your dreams
It's up to you to, realise on what you want to be
Stop this madness

Stop this wickedness
Stop this badness
Stop this wickednesss
Stop this badness
Track Name: Reggae Life Composer ft Mighty Mike
Reggae life composer
Lyrics Miguel Valenciano

How was your day?
How was the night?
Could you sleep or you kept an eye alert?
Wide open
How was your day?
How was the night?
Could you sleep or you kept lookin ́ to behind, oh yes!

Did you feel like one of those sheep in your dreams?
Did you weep? Did you pinch ya?
You couldn ́t trust this is real.
The same fairy tales we heard upon a time,
updating threats sent by the same people:
Lords of the war.

How was your day?
How was the night?
Could you sleep or you kept an eye alert?
Wide open
How was your day?
How was the night?

Could you sleep or you kept lookin ́ to behind, oh yes!
Colder, we don ́t trust each other we get
learn again to warm each other closer.
Be reggae life composer, no pose.

Can you sleep everyday...?

Be reggae life composer.