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Downtown Beat es el proyecto personal de David Arribas, músico multinstrumentista perteneciente a la escena Reggae estatal desde hace más de una década. Su particular sello ha quedado plasmado en bandas como Hotdrop , Mood Rakers , Soulvibes o Dub Rebels, y ha colaborado en directo y estudio con bandas como Emeterians, Mad Sensi, Amalgamah, Marlon Maga, Bass Culture Players...
Downtown Beat irrumpe con el álbum “Home”, diez canciones de Roots y Dub que irradian frescura y naturalidad, en las que cuenta con la colaboración de un buen elenco de músicos de la escena aportando su granito de arena a la energía del disco. Nueve voces diferentes y un InstruDub conjugan en “Home”, un meticuloso brebaje de sonidos puramente jamaicanos que no dejarán indiferente a ningún amante de la música Reggae.
El disco está grabado en su mayoría por David Arribas en SoulBeat Studio, mezclado analógicamente junto al maestro del género Santiago Mijarra “Puppa Shan” en Discoinferno, y masterizado en Londres de la mano de Oscar Pablos “Ojah”, dando como resultado un sonido puro y compacto, mezcla de roots añejo con sonidos más contemporáneos.
“Home” lo componen cortes tan contundentes como “Life is Sharin ́”, “Look at the Moon” o “Life Ovah Death”, pasando por canciones con un aroma más steady como “Walk On” y roots con “Go Slow”. Se han perseguido hasta ambientes más oscuros como “Just Holding On”, “Music Heals” o “The Light”. Por otro lado en “Medicine Man”, David Arribas, nos muestra con sinceridad cuales fueron los motivos para iniciar este proyecto.
Otros músicos que han participado en “Home” son el baterista Carlos Bueno (Emeterians, Gregtown), Jonás Reguilón, Victor Aguilar, Marta Mansilla y Lila Feinsilber con la sección de vientos, Pablo González en un solo de guitarra en “Life is sharing” y Carolina Paterson con su maravilloso violín en “Dub Ovah Violin”. David Arribas para esta se ha encargado de los bajos, guitarras, teclados y pianos, percusión y coros, además de la composición de todos los ritmos.
Todo este trabajo se completa con el magnífico trabajo gráfico de Carlos Velasco y las fotografías del propio Carlos y Fernando Fernández Hevia uno de los fotógrafos y directores artísticos más activos de la escena reggae estatal.
“Home” está editado bajo licencia creative commons y safe creative.

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released August 29, 2014

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Track Name: Life is Sharing
Life is sharin ́,
don ́t you know that life is sharin ́?
Even if you ́re living by your own
you ́ll need some vanity carry on
Even if you ́re 40 or 16
life is sharin ́, can you see?
That ́s why I sing that
Life is sharin ́,
don ́t you know that life is sharin ́?
́Cause everyday we plan a seed
we ́ll make it grow just you and me
And it will slow, slow join our souls
Life is sharin ́, don ́t you know?
Life is sharin ́,
don ́t you know that life is sharin ́?
́Cause everyday we plan a seed
we ́ll make it grow just you and me
And it will slow, slow join our souls
Life is sharin ́, don ́t you know?
Track Name: Medicine Man
(Listen!)
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
don ́t you make deals with the Medicine Man
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
don ́t you make deals with the Medicine Man
Those Babylon-Men told me:
“You cannot play anymore,
your arms are broken and this is my last word”
So I went downtown looking for
the Natural Man and his hopeful soul
(I and I say:)
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
don ́t you make deals with the Medicine Man
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
You have to make deals with the Natural Man
Just look deep inside of you, my friend, your body is talking
“Look deep inside of you”, he said, It ́s hard to listen
Look deep inside of you, my friend, your body is talking
inside of you
It ́s possible to find a different way
and move bad feelings away, so...
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
don ́t you make deals with the Medicine Man
Don ́t make deals with the Medicine Man
Just make deals with the Natural Man
You have to believe in your power!
Track Name: Look at the Moon
Look at the moon
smiling this night, shinin ́at the sky
Telling us the secrets of eternity
Showing us the doors of the infinity
Imposible to touch with the dirty hands,
the dirty hands of our simple lifes
Look at the moon
smiling this night, shinin ́at the sky
Only with you by my side
is possible to recognize
its greatness, its greatness
and try to follow our truth
its greatness, its greatness teaching us with its truth
Don ́t stop, don ́t stop, don ́t stop hearing it
Don ́t stop, don ́t stop please don ́t leave it
Track Name: Life Ovah Death
Big up to me bedreen Dave Beat,
and to all my brothers and sisters still inna di struggle, Wha gwaan, the good ovah the evil me seh,
yu nuh see...oh yes.
Listen,me have to tell dem...
Life ovah death,me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil always, ah yes you know
Life ovah death me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil, must membah, all right
Nah me ah go tell dem,
open nah your eyes,
nuff ah dem ah blind, it’s time to rise up and show them,
rise up and show them di light
Life inna the valley,life into the sea,
Life into yo body, pretty life upon di street
Life is a blessing, life is everything
Me no need to shoot no gun,
me no want to kill nobody,
Me no want to see no more children dying
Me no want to hear no more mammas crying
Stop hollah di fuss and di fight
be wise and keep your faith in the Almighty
Life ovah death,me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil always, ah yes you know
Life ovah death me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil, must membah, all right
Put down yo gun, put down the knife
Pray the Almighty Father King Selassie I
Teach ́bout di love, respect di life,
Stay away di shadow, must come fi di light
Be conscience and pride, get ready to take over
Di black and di white, must unite and work together
To make Babylon Fall,and get di liberation
Give justice to all,
Put all the differences aside and build a brand new state of mind
To live inna this world in peace and harmony,
Babylon defeat must come.
Life ovah death,me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil always, ah yes you know
Life ovah death me seh life ovah death,
di good ovah di evil, must membah, all right
Track Name: Just Holding On
Tears of the city
are falling for so long,
mental crisis keep going
I am tired of this situation
Youths of my city
ain't crying no no no
they're lost in vanity
and they forget the revolution
We live in a global sufferation
so we have to socialize
Together we ́ll be stronger
we need every hands for this fight
Be patient my brothers and sisters,
calm down dont be afraid
The light of the sun will be burning a dawn of a brand new day
We’re just holding on
Keep it strong,
Rocky road
Track Name: Walk On
When life gets rough time to be strong
I wanna just walk on, walk on
when road's a maze
time to move on
I wanna just stand tall, stand tall
so next time I stumble and fall I ́m gonna get up, get up
when love knocks upon my door I wanna feel love, feel love
I know its time to build up from scratch, to move away form the past
So the next day will be other, with a different view and color
We a go life life, squeeze it, taste it, embrace it step on it, I ́m on it , ain ́t no defeat...just changes
We a go life life, squeeze it, taste it, embrace it step on it, I ́m on it , ain ́t no defeat...just changes
Lets just raise our spirits how high we can
with our hearts wide open to what may land in our hands
When life gets rough time to be strong
I wanna just walk on, walk on
when road's a maze
time to move on
I wanna just stand tall, stand tall
so next time I stumble and fall I ́m gonna get up, get up
when love knocks upon my door I wanna feel love, feel love
Cause life a gonna dance
hit on every single chance cause nobody gotta wait theres a real, real word out there
Gimme likkle time, likke time right
Gime summer time, summer time shine
Gimme oh so, oh so good
Riddm go wild we inna dancing mood
Time won ́t wait and its on me to say
I wanna feel soft breeze in my skin
We are not inna hurry
Track Name: Go Slow
Go slow, listen to your steps and soul
The way you leave behind, makes you strong
I say, the way you leave behind
I say, the way is what you are
I say, when you feel everything ́s wrong
just remember it ́s your life
and it just pass one time, no more
Just remember: you have time,
now you can start to fly, go on!
Sometimes I feel there ́s no way out
Sometimes I feel that the world is not for me,
so then I breath, I close my eyes and I find the reason why
Go slow, listen to your steps and soul
The way you leave behind, makes you strong
I say: follow your dreams,
walk with open mind and creativity
I say: fight and win ( ́cause)
remember it ́s your life and it just pass one time, no more
Yes, remember you can fly
Sometimes I feel there ́s no way out
Sometimes I feel that the world is not for me,
sometimes I breath and I just sing:
Go slow
Track Name: Music Heals (extended version)
Soul rebel, soul rebel (rebel soul, rebel soul)
Dem telling us to stop our music,
trying to disable
́cause they don ́t want to see, they don ́t want to know
that people are in need...
Of melody to feed their soul
Of rythm to feed their heart
Of harmony to clear their conscience,
and we will supply
Soul rebel, soul rebel (rebel soul, rebel soul)
And we will play ́till the dawn of our time
We will still say the words we want to say
And when they come asking for some questions
(“Who ́s in charge? Who ́s in charge?”)
I ́ll be the one to tell them that music heals the nation, heals the nation
Oh rastaman vibration fi di youth one love iration
Music heals the nation, with music no segregation
People are in need of harmony to clear their conscience
People are in need of harmony to feed their souls
Soul rebel, soul rebel (rebel soul, rebel soul)
Track Name: The Light
Yeah, I woke up this morning preparing myself to shine,
but something strange caught my eyes
Sun is shinin ́ outside,
inside home...so blind
Why I can ́t see my light, if I ́m prepared to shine?
I cannot see the light Why I can ́t see?
I cannot see the light Why I can ́t see?
No, I can ́t understand why if I have paid my bills on time
No, I can ́t understand why we are blind, but we are so fine
I cannot see the light
Why I can ́t see my light?
I cannot see the light
Why I can ́t see my light?
But now I see the light
But now I see the light
Now I see, now I see the light