We Are a Crowd + Dub

by Javier Ochoa

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Yes, we are a crowd.

It seems it was yesterday, but it has been more than 12 years since that epic text* that shook european disobedience movement was written, short before Geneva Summit

"They say that they are new, they christen themselves by acronyms: G8, IMF, WB, WTO, NAFTA, FTAA… They cannot fool us, they are the same as those who have come before them: (...) the old world that

stopped our assaults and destroyed all stairways to heaven.

Nowadays they have a new empire, they impose new servitudes on the whole globe, they still play the lords and masters of the land and the sea. Once again, we the multitudes rise up against them."

Yes, we are a crowd. Javier Ochoa has his mind clear and his rethorical questions quickly finds the answer in this track, full of consciousness, pride and (re)assertion

Yes, we are a crowd. We are no longer doubtful. That is what we are: little, young and old, fighting for our rights, armed with our words and bodies.

And our music: derlivered once again by Bass CUlture Players, this time under the Back-A-Yard label. This deep and solid riddm seems tailor-made for the message and vocals of Javier Ochoa.

Puppashan complets the work with a penetrating dub splattered with sparks.

And judging by its latest releases, anyone could think that Discoinferno holds on to our time's pulse. Our time, where doubts, fears and questions transform into affirmation:

Yes, we are a crowd.

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* From The Multitudes Of Europe Rising Up Against The Empire.

Wu Ming, Springtime 2001.

www.wumingfoundation.com/english/giap/Giap_multitudes.html

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released November 19, 2013

Side A
Javier Ochoa - We Are a Crowd

Side B
Bass Culture Players - Dubbing The Crowd

Original track laid @ Discoinferno, Madrid 2012.
Drums: U-rie
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion: S.Mijarra
Vocals: Javier Ochoa

Mixed by Puppashan @ Discoinferno, Madrid.
Mastered by Oscar Pablos "Ojah" @ Rollover Studios, London, Uk.
Produced by Puppashan, Madrid 2013.

Under creative commons license 3.0. Spain

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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: Bass Culture Players ft. Javier Ochoa - We Are a Crowd
We are a Crowd
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Am I the only one thinking?
Some of the are livin big but the most living small now.
Am I the only one thinking?
Equal education will make children grow
Am I the only one thinking?
Pollution stifles the Earth, we are not alone in this world.

´Cause... We are a Crowd, old, children & young.
yes we are a crowd, we are going to sing it really, really loud.
Yes we are a Crowd, there´s no humilliation, we feel proud.
This is what we are, a crowd standing for them rights,
a Crowd using words to fight, use the words to fight.

Am I the only one singing?
World leaders are cheating and lying, over peoples hope
Am I the only one singing?
Music is the weapon, we gonna make them know.

´Cause...We are a Crowd, old, children & young.
yes we are a crowd, we are going to sing it really, really loud.
Yes we are a Crowd, there´s no humilliation, we feel proud.
This is what we are, a crowd standing for them rights,
a Crowd using words to fight, use the words to fight.

We are a crowd, qe gonna spread the word together.
We are a crowd, with no violence, we stay clever.
We are a crowd, we´ll stay united ´gainst them, so listen my friend.
We are a crowd, we gonna change this situation.
Put an end, to the police intervention,
a crowd using words to fight, use the words to fight,
use your words to fly, use your words to fight...