Foundation Showcase

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by 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
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by 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 wickedness Stop this badness
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by Miguel Valenciano 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 colder, learn again to warm each other closer. Be reggae life composer, no pose. Can you sleep everyday…? Be reggae life composer.
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Lyrics by Carlos “Amalgamah” Alonso To be true one another We ́ve got to be clean Share your love like a mother Forever for real True love is the answer Makes people recover from disaster Hold on my brothers and sisters Cause time is the master So many dreams that need to be real And so many fears o let them be free There ́s something wrong oh yeh With no pity every man for himself Where is the love It ́s not easy when you ain ́t got Life is too short Instead of blaming take a look to yourself Where is the love true love Seek and you will find it
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Lyrics by Yeyo Pérez We know tings inna we life dem nah mek nuh surprise poor man a go dead while di rich man survive dem a cry... di sun inna di deh an di moon inna di night noting new a happen noting new inna di yard dem a cry... dem paralize unuh mind wid dem bad seeds dem a already plant inna yo brain dem watta dem wid dem lies full of ignorace more missinformation everydeh nah mek dem grow, dem put dem roots inna yo heart dem put dem venom inna inside suh yuh betta know, open yo eyez an realize a whatta gwaan, hey yuh betta realize watta gwan yah, how di ting gwaan ovah deh suh. Well... We know tings inna we life dem nah mek nuh surprise poor man a go dead while di rich man survive dem a cry... di sun inna di deh an di moon inna di night noting new a happen noting new inna di yard dem a cry... Di leaders a di government nah shout dem mouth, man inna di ghetto must survive by dem own Sum a dem a hussle, nuff a dem nah get a job, everydeh di system put di poor people down, dat why mi seh Nuh matta where yuh from dis is not about your size or di colour of your eyez no All ovah di world deh a lack of equal rights an rightousness a suh mi sing First we must unite cause all a dem a work fi keep di human race divide All di politishans dem nah cyare bout owa rights dem a cheat yuh wid dem lies situation nah go change overnight an suh we know Tings inna we life dem nah mek nuh surprise poor man a go dead while di rich man survive Dem a cry... di sun inna di deh an di moon inna di night noting new a happen noting new inna Di yard dem a cry...
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Lyrics by Nytto Dread So Hard! Help me please!! No importa lo que digan, tampoco su actitud Me importa la verdad y la multitud igual que tú, No importa lo que hagan, no!, tampoco su actitud Me importa si vendrás y me ayudarás con tu virtud… My brother it's so hard, My sister it's so hard, My brother it's so hard, My people it's so hard!!! Oh My brother it's so hard! My sister it's so hard, It's true, so true, Oh yeah!!!! No importa que me mientan, tampoco su actitud Me importa si les crees y les seguirás al ataúd, No importa si engañan, no!, tampoco su actitud Me importa si querrás ayudar y amar con amplitud... My brother it's so hard, My sister it's so hard, My brother it's so hard, My people it's so hard!!! Oh My brother it's so hard, My sister it's so hard, It's true, so true, Oh yeah!!!! Me importa la verdad y la multitud igual que tú, Mmmh si!! Me importa si vendrás y me ayudarás con tu virtud…
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about

Foundation Showcase is the last of Bass Culture Players productions, a LP announced by the homonymous EP released by late September.

Following the Dub Box, release in 2010, and after a bunch of singles produced in Disco Inferno, Bass Culture Players strike back in the shape of a studio band made up of artists for all across the Iberian Peninsula. Eight Santi Mijarra original pieces that shine a light on 70s and early 80s roots sounds.

Puppa Shan’s production is the keystone from where the whole musical spectrum of this showcase unfold. Each and every dub version takes you deep into the repertoire until the listener rediscover the tunes.

Bass Culture Players are back as a band after 2010 release Dub Box and a whole bunch of digital singles produced since then at Disco Inferno.

Puppa Shan gathers in this showcase a select group of vocalists and musicians to interpret Santi Mijarra’s original pieces combining the deepness and brightness of Payoh SoulRebel, both returns of Amalgamah and Prento and all striking deliveries of Mighty Mike, Yeyo Pérez and Nytto Dread. These vocal tunes are completed with two instrumental tracks, including a complete extravaganza for Hammond addicts and wicked dubs.

Anyone could guess that the name of this LP is not only tribute to the sounds that inspired it, but an irrefutable statement: this showcase consolidates the foundation of Spanish Roots.

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.

Amalgamah’s reappearance is another of the greatest surprises of this showcase. This singer and producer that manufactured the almost cult classic Mellow Roots in 2009, gives his vocal and vital wisdom in ‘Time is the master’.

Yeyo Pérez, the 4x4 that ranges across the spanish sound system scene, takes a detour here with ‘Sufferer’, a warm and rested moan. A very different register, but at the same time, Yeyo Perez in its pure state. Infallible!

Nytto Dread, a young artist form Barcelona featured in this showcase, shines with a very personal tone. Combining spanish and english, he smoothly links Players’ melodies with delight. Full of soul and authenticity.

credits

released January 9, 2015

Recorded at Attick Studio, Bus Stop Records, Kinky Lab, Amalgamah and Discoinferno Studio.
Arranged and composed by Santi Mijarra except track 7 by R. Coke / G. Rondo
Rhythms laid by Bass Culture Players between 2008-2014
Produced & mixed by Puppa Shan @ Discoinferno Studio, Madrid
Mastered by Oscar Pablos "Ojah" @ Rollover Studios, London
Executive producers: Irieonair Inity Music / Lafamille Music
Art & concept: Santi Mijarra

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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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