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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?
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Medicine Man 04:31
(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!
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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
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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
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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
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Walk On 04:42
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
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Go Slow 04:32
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
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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)
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The Light 04:47
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
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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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Downtown Beat Madrid, Spain

Downtown Beat was born in 2012 in the heart of Madrid, Spain,and has kept growing under the premise that music heals and that art is much needed.Multi-instrumentalist and producer David Arribas had spent nearly two decades in Reggae and Soul bands before deciding to create his own, personal project, sharing his music with some of the best musicians and singers in Spanish Reggae. Community & unity. ... more

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