Wake Up inna Kingston

by Tóke

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1.
Frizzle 04:06
Give thanks Jamaica! Bare vibez ina di place Even though tings so ruff you keep dat smile deh pon yuh face Now this likkle tune‘s about a feeling dat you gave to me It call frizzle you see! Frizzle! Dung ina Jamrock Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop No matter whether steppas, rockers or one drop Mi seh jamaican vibez deh pon top Frizzle! Dung inna Jamdung Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop at times sweet like a rose then yuh hear a one shot still jamaican vibez deh pon top Wake up inna Kingston, Charlemont Avenue mi a sing from di jelly tree ina mi yard inspire mi fi sing songs a so mi know seh mi have di reggae syndrome a blessing fi be right here ina di reggae kingdom DING DONG! Dat a di sound at di gate Mikey Tuff a wait and him tell mi seh nuh fi late so mek we forward link Infinite and Kazam a Papine Bare jamminz a gwaan now if yuh know now what I mean A so we jammin‘ and jammin‘ straight through di night vibez way up and di groove is right conscious reasoning just blew mi mind di herb a blaze and it feel super nice While dung ina di valley mi hear di people a cry see dem a ball another youth just died - why did he loose his life? guns police a utilitize cah dem hungry cyaan find no food fi spice Frizzle! Dung ina Jamrock Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop No matter whether steppas, rockers or one drop Mi seh jamaican vibez deh pon top Frizzle! Dung inna Jamdung Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop at times sweet like a rose then yuh hear a one shot still jamaican vibez deh pon top Link up wid Torch, him carry mi dung a Trenchtown See poverty a lick dem so a nuff a dem frown still di spirit way up, and it haffi stay up so when di sky a grey up, music a play - sun come out! Catch a taxi go a Halfway Tree St. Andrew park a where mi heart may be Because Ina De Yard session a gwaan daily so mi seh grab di Kette Drum right now cyaan lazy Again we jammin‘ and jammin‘ straight through the night Uncle Chinna know how fi groove it right mi haffi give thanks fi di lessons and di inspiration Jesse deya we a hold a vibez yeah we singing „Woke up this morning feeling so blessed“ and then the rain start fall while we a chant dem song ya wid a warm feeling ina we chest! A dat we call… Frizzle! Dung ina Jamrock Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop No matter whether steppas, rockers or one drop Mi seh jamaican vibez deh pon top Frizzle! Dung inna Jamdung Frizzle! Bare reggae music non stop at times sweet like a rose then yuh hear a one shot still jamaican vibez deh pon top Last stop Crossroads, Regal Plaza another Thursday night mek we see wha gwaan ya even BBC know dat EDB know fi ram di dancehall quite easily inna original style T.J. grab di mic and di whole place tun wild Naoto spin di vinyl from a 8 till a night mi spot Braveheart, Mikey, Kazam and Infinite T.J. a start wid „Original, originality!“ Kazam sing ancient warrior and bun out vanity Braveheart bring a boomtune like Hungry but di dance ram when Infinite sing Country bus! And then mi step pon da mic and seh mi haffi give thanks but mi haffi move on to a physical distance but dem vibes ya mi a love and will forever keep inna mi heart pon every journey every trod mi a carry dis ya...
2.
Tóke: Hello Infinite and Mr. Tóke pon di case and welcome pon stage man called Exile Di Brave can you feel dis? Cyaan believe it but real dis Go lock it of and then seal this - selectah pull up and then wheel dis. WHEEL DIS! REALNESS a dat wi a stand for and a nuh Jesus been carrying dat philosophy from when I was a fetus dis world ya ina mess - I‘n‘I a come fi heal dis wid lyrics instead of violence mi seh fi mi a good deal dis Consciousness wi haffi feed di people and by these means wi ago free di people of mental restraints like greed and evil and then mek dem fly high like Evil Knievel From Jamrock, Italy, Germany to Indonesia, seet ya! Reggae music it already reach far so now united we stand bringing you this special feature Braveheart whe yuh seh mi teacha? We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise ready fi start di fyah cah di lamp just light . bidibang! We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise Babylon a fret now cah dem plan a capsize Exile Di Brave: When di needle touch record Life gets less hard then mi get a next call so mi haffi left yard Tafari bless all so mi know mi well charge fi do Jah works because a righteousness wi prefer di youth dem evolve to another level don‘t get it twisted I’m a Lion not a Leopard never left di roots becah from deh so tings tek off di music get a upgrade to mi it just a enhance We keep on doing Jah works in every verse recite uplifting words when we rehearse and spread the message to every corner every curve righteousness a surface pon di earth to a beautiful child yes my mama give birth find yourself a do di wrong ting and it shall reverse Brave, Infinite and Tóke ready fi do di works am I my brother’s keeper mi nah go dish yuh dirt We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise ready fi start di fyah cah di lamp just light . bidibang! We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise Babylon a fret now cah dem plan a capsize Inifinite: Mi mek a step inna di streets riddim a beat, blow some trees inna di sky, ay, ay, ay nobody grieve nobody cry, di creator never deny always give you blessings from you try, ay, ay, ay, ay, it‘s real life not sci fi bude bye bye bye bye mi nah waan hear no shot fly mi nah waan see those fat guys who waan bring those samfies dem testing neva resting like mosquitos, cockroaches god damn sunflies by di sweat of your brow yuh shall rise because di youth dem a search fi a chance and a Reggae music close to di heart so wi play from the club to the street to the park from the strong to di weak to di meek of heart di clock it a tick and di reggae a tip a di top good fi yuh nerves like yuh drink soursop alpha omega a jah power dat rain it a fall and a jah shower dat trees a grow dem nah go stop whole leap a blessings and food fe di pot mama a rock, papa a rock sista a rock, bredda a rock di lyrics it a clap so cool and relax keys and guitsy it a play di drum and di bassie just a knock! We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise ready fi start di fyah cah di lamp just light . bidibang! We giving you dis Conscious Vibe and everytime we kick dem in original style knowledge affi share and everyone must wise Babylon a fret now cah dem plan a capsize
3.
No One 03:55
No one can pollute my soul, now mi deya pon di control No one can pollute my soul, no bother bout di glitter and di gold Mi seh no matter whe dem say and no matter whe dem pay No one can pollute my soul, my soul... More time ina mi life it kinda hard enuh fi walk straight and wid mi head tall enuh dem seh yuh ago be di next big star enuh voice a tune yuh ago mek it to di charts enuh While mi know seh di music jus a start fi grow and di lyrics whe mi sing still have far fi go fi reach a stage whe mi truly seh dem badd enuh pon dis ya path nuff work fi do And I feel these expectations pressuring me they won‘t let me be free mek mi fret and believe dat mi haffi walk di road whe dem a see mi like di fools dem whe deh pon TV So while I - see these developments it kinda creepy mechanisms ina di market dutty like fieces - YUCK! So I move to where mi inner peace be between blue rivers and green leaves No one can pollute my soul, now mi deya pon di control No one can pollute my soul, no bother bout di glitter and di gold Mi seh no matter whe dem say and no matter whe dem pay No one can pollute my soul, my soul... Ina di hills whe mi a step fi cool dung mi nerves and fi hold a proper meds fi release di pressure and fi relieve di stress fi free up mi mind and fi tek a deep breath Cah mi nah waan fi bother bout di fortune and di fame then get lost in the game and get caught in mainstream but what if disya certain way whe mi say a dem say whe mi pave, is it lame and a shame? And what if, dis a whe mi heart truly aim for is it the path whe mi should stay pon? Stay strong, march wid mi cape on straight on Will I still be singing the same songs? Sometimes mi faith mi a wait for and mi inner strength mi a pray for so right ya now mi ago shout dis straight, nah doubt dis mayne nobody coulda out dis flame! No one can pollute my soul, now mi deya pon di control No one can pollute my soul, no bother bout di glitter and di gold Mi seh no matter whe dem say and no matter whe dem pay No one can pollute my soul, my soul… Focus on di energy ina mi heart Erase di expectations out of mi thoughts Now thru these ruff times I a gather all mi powers keep di fyah blazing on and on Because a you decide yuh destiny and just a we alone know whe best fi we so when your spirit down and its about to break look ina yuh self and mek dem know seh… No one can pollute my soul, now mi deya pon di control No one can pollute my soul, no bother bout di glitter and di gold Mi seh no matter whe dem say and no matter whe dem pay No one can pollute my soul, my soul…
4.
Tóke: Big up to di farmerman and any kind of helper to any volunteer and to any street vender garbage man and fruitseller because a you a di one whe mek dis world truly better none a di stars on TV whe pop up pon yuh screen are better, more beautiful or superior you see? eventhough this is what media wants us to believe but at the end of the day we‘re all human beings see nuff a dem a work hard but a nuff dem nah see it dem stand ina di background far away from any tweet, yeh yeh yeh yeh! so while di stars a shine bright pon stage dem outside ina di shade working minimum wage some people a gwaan like there‘s a ranking between you and me but there‘s no you and me, there‘s only UNITY so if we choose to be one with all human beings dat a di way wi ago set all humans free mi seh RESPECT to all di hard working people dem RESPECT from a unity yuh a defend RESPECT from yuh nah stand ina di spotlight you work so hard but it come in like dem nah recognize RESPECT - can‘t you see dat all a we are equal? Conkarah: Tell dem a Conkarah pon di mic and mi seh respect due to each and every youth a hustle pon di avenue to make an honest living mek yuh dreams come true work hard fi whe ya want dat is nuttin new well a nuff a dem nah see yuh and yuh daily struggle from morning till evening yuh hustle and bustle yuh nah watch yuh face every mickle mek muckle dem nah go pree how much dem need you Cah dem nah see you when yuh a sweep up di street Cah dem nah see you yuh nah have no shoes pon yuh feet Cah dem nah see you eventhough yuh heart clean no dem nah see you talk to dem Tóke! Hold on despite di lacking appreciation stand strong and let dis music be inspiration, yeah hold on despite di lacking appreciation stand strong and let dis music be inspiration, yeah! Tóke: You see respect‘s about acknowledging the other one‘s side the other one‘s mind, not to forget the other one‘s pride recognizing and accepting of the other one‘s life and di decisions whe him mek a fi him own a choice see peaceful coexistence we haffi nurture it and di lacking of respect dat a murder it so as long as I don‘t harm you beg you respect me that‘s how easy respect be
5.
Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town! tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Tóke: I man a world citizen, no bother come with your division mi nah believe in nations nor religions same way mi nah believe in race cause a these are di tings whe facilitate killings and eliminate di bridge instead of building it isolate we apart in di images separating di parts never bridging dem see never hate in di hearts of mi bredren dem I believe in socialization of course it matters where you live or you came from di environment where you grow up a di striking point whe shape yuh behaviour so mek me get rid a di papers we nah go let dem break us today all together and courageous - cho! See the world is connected, what goes around comes around you throw up a stone mi seh it must come down so every step that you take, a reaction awaits so don‘t forget we troddin‘ pon di same way! Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town! tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Ras Muhamad: Open the world and come uplift the people dem with music life coulda never be mastered, you and I forever students searching for meaning of what’s really to be human? while some run di world and turn it into ruins. dem ride ina egoptrip ina di name of Allah or Elohim want the world to see thru dem evil lense black and white, limited sight. dem see no thing never see the spectrum, heap of mess run teach deception, we keep a distance gideon come, tell me who could withstand? show more love and the world would live long no run to dem, we ah go stay far, stay far any time dem wan fi wage war, wage war they are so greedy, dem ah take all, take all so fly di gate and open the world! we nah agree to dem murder business or end up in a dem long hitlist waan run the world like your name Gengis no waan the people dem co-exist we work for world-citizenship fight until the wicked elements quit hatred n prejudice get dismissed His Majesty ah di wise Kingship. Eyah, Eyah, Eyah, Eyah! Eyah, Eyah, Eyah, Eyah! Eyah, Eyah, Eyah, Eyah! Eyah, Eyah, Eyah, Eyah! Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town! tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Open the world, shut the borders down and tell every boy and girl, wake up the people all over town tell dem seh we moving, moving, moving, moving! Tóke: Well this sound travel from Jamrock, to Italy, to Germany to Indonesia Music is a border-free zone so wi seh open the world - yeah! Ras Muhamad salam damai Indonesia salam damai Jakarta salam damai - yeah!
6.
You hear them talkin‘ bout you... chattin‘ all over the place talkin‘ bout you... but then dem smile ina yuh face talkin‘ bout you... they come and tell you seh yuh great Talkin‘ bout you... but then dem mind it full a hate Hear dem a chat, dem a chat wid dem mouth full a crap and it come in like dem neva coulda stop Seet deh she hot and him fat, ugly like a rat bare stories dem a tell wid no plot dis is not a bout facts - rumours dem a fire like shots killin‘ di vibe like a hunter kill a fox see dem a spread out and annoy like a swarm full a wasps in search fi di money and di rocks - ey! Mi affi wonder bout di people dem whe spread lies morning to evening it‘s the need for greed that is feeding dem their personal advantage dem seeking then lacking self confidence just beating dem and if you deh pon top dem waan be yuh friend but when you hold a proper reasoning you gwaan seet then dem fake like maggi seasoning You hear them talkin‘ bout you... chattin‘ all over the place talkin‘ bout you... but then dem smile ina yuh face talkin‘ bout you... they come and tell you seh yuh great Talkin‘ bout you... but then dem mind it full a hate I know you‘re just a soul crying for help compensating it with the stories that you tell but if you don‘t learn to keep things for yourself people will realize and then make your life hell So fyah man a blaze pon dem music a mi weapon so mi affi fling di treble and di bass pon dem based on di way dem behave and whe dem seh you coulda sure seh dem neva pass di age of ten mi have a rage pon dem cah fi reach a certain stage dem a play dem likkle play and keep di place haunted don‘t you see what is going on? You hear them talkin‘ bout you... chattin‘ all over the place talkin‘ bout you... but then dem smile ina yuh face talkin‘ bout you... they come and tell you seh yuh great Talkin‘ bout you... but then dem mind it full a hate Your mouth ago put you ina problems So tell mi how you ago solve dem? You better be careful who you par wid...
7.
Running Away 04:03
We running we running we running around in circles yeah We running we running we running around in circles yeah The burning heat of devastation a rise and tek over mi body till mi cyaan sleep a night and mi feel how it a melt mi soul to a point dat it a drippedi-drip-drop like the tears from my eyes Said I‘m running away to a place where nobody can find me now Running away yes I‘m hiding now Running away to a place where nobody can find me now yes I‘m hiding now Right ya now mi need a hideaway at place well far away need some peace of mind right away searching for a brighter day these darkest clouds they all are guiding me and every powers try fi fightin me mi tell yuh dis a frighten me because mi tired of these fights today nuttin in my mind left to say - yep touché devastated need a power to enlighten me a nd then help mi find a way Said I‘m running away to a place where nobody can find me now Running away yes I‘m hiding now Running away to a place where nobody can find me now yes I‘m hiding now The burning heat of devastation a rise and tek over mi body till mi cyaan sleep a night and mi feel how it a melt mi soul to a point dat it a drippedi-drip-drop like the tears from my eyes And dis a kill mi inside inna dis ocean I‘m drowning where‘s my will to survive? now till I arrive at di shore of resperation I try fi left behind di desperation and rise And hold a deep meditation and fly to a place in my mind wid no space and no time now amazed by the sight far away from the haste and the crimes, the hate and the lies Said I‘m running away to a place where nobody can find me now Running away yes I‘m hiding now Running away to a place where nobody can find me now yes I‘m hiding now Said I‘m running away Said I‘m running away Said I‘m running away yeah... Said I‘m running away Said I‘m running away Said I‘m running away yeah... I‘m troddin‘ on step by step No dem couldn‘t break my meds mi seh mi troddin‘ on step by step No dem couldn‘t break my meds
8.
Movements 04:34
Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way I‘m setting sail casting off today sharpen my thoughts, try not to be afraid and though I know it‘s a stormy way I make this step cause I feel it‘s the right one, yeah... I‘m casting off leaving the harbour behind good bye you safe shore it might be a while the ocean‘s shaking and the waves real high still I know this is the right time Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way See the storm nearly kicked me off my boat today I held on to my vision held on to my faith this open sea is mysterious indeed at times dangerous and yet so free Yes so free... Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way Movements! Yes I am setting sail now Movements! And it‘s gonna be a long long way Yes I‘m free...

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The first album produced by the Bassplate Records, from Italy, is a collaboration with the talented emerging German/Indonesian artist, Tóke.
Once again is the motherland of reggae, that nurtures creativity and
encounters: Mikey Tuff (label co-founder and riddim builder) and Tóke met in Kingston during a long and very productive stay on the island, that brought inspiration and creativity.
Thanks to the affinity between the vibes and riddims from the label and the artist sensitivity, the idea of producing an album out of this experience, came naturally.
“Wake Up Inna Kingston” was recorded in Bologna at Studio61 by Adriano Ippolito (label co-founder and sound engineer): there Tóke recorded the vocals and enriched Bassplate riddims with precious instrumentals overdubs. The album features Jamaican artists like Conkarah, Infinite, Exile the Brave and the Indonesian Ras Muhamad, the reggae ambassador of southeast Asia.
The sound of the album is the one that mark out Bassplate Records productions: the riddims are heavily inspired by jamaican music from the seventies and eighties and are built with the combined use of real instruments, vintage outboards and plugins, always looking for the warm analog sound from the past.
Tóke showcases his writing skills in different topics that range from a storytelling about the music daily living in Kingston in Frizzle, album’s manifesto, to the deep farewell ballad Movements, touching intimate self thoughs in No One, Running Away or Talkin’ Bout You, and social commentaries in Open the World and Respect.
The artwork has been curated by Simonluca Spadanuda (Urbanmagic) and is composed by nine different original illustrations representing the album and songs’ philosophy. Each drawings was realized using a mixture of traditional and digital techniques.
The eight tracks that compose the album, enlighten Tóke fresh touch and the high quality of Bassplate productions: the entire work has indeed an international reggae flavour but does not cease to connect to the land that gave birth to this music.
“Wake Up Inna Kingston” tour will kick off in May, 12 in Hamburg with several dates already confirmed.

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released May 4, 2016

All vocal and instruments tracks recorded at Studio 61, Bologna, Italy by Adriano Ippolito
except
Exile Di Brave and Infinite recorded in Kingston, Jamaica
Conkarah recorded in Papua New Guinea
Ras Muhamad recorded in Jakarta, Indonesia

Mixed at Duna Studio, Russi, Italy by Adriano Ippolito
Mastered at Hot Pot Recordings, Bologna, Italy by Adriano Ippolito

Artwork by Simonluca Spadanuda

Produced by Bassplate Records
Executive production Francesco Kalafi Posca & Bassplate Records

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