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Beyond The Cortex

by Downtown Beat

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beyond the Cortex is Downtown Beat´s first 12" vinyl. David Arribas has been working on these tracks for years and the LP features some of the best vocalists and musicians in Spanish Reggae.

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    edition of 300 

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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.


released July 1, 2019

Respect Records 2019.
Production, music and arrangements: David Arribas a.k.a. Downtown Beat.
Mixed by Puppa Shan@ Discoinferno Studio, Madrid.
Mastered by Oscar Pablos "Ojah" @ Alchemy Dubs, London.
Illustration & Layout: JoséDavidMorales.com

Lyrics and lead vocals by guest singers:
Emeterians: Maga Lion, Brother Wildman & Sista Mary Jane, Manuel Santiago a.k.a. Burian Fyah, Bruno Ferrero a.k.a. Natty Nature, High Paw, Nicolás Navarro, Mighty Mike, Payoh SoulRebel, Yeyo Pérez y Eva Mena (also backing vocals, 2 & 5).

David Arribas: Bass, guitars, piano, hammond organ, rhodes, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals.
Carlos Bueno “Xals”: Drums
Sergio Fernández: Trombone
Víctor Aguilar: Trumpet
Alberto Santamaría: Tenor sax (Side A)
Jonás Reguilón: Tenor sax (Side B)
Javier M. Boix: Guitars (8, 11), jazzy guitars (4)
Juan Carlos “Chavi” Ontoria: Hammond organ (5), synths (1)
T. Oldfield “Don Fe”: Flute (7, 10)
Carlos “Amalgamah” Alonso: Hammond organ & rhodes (6, 9)
Pablo Cano “Bassman”: Bass (4)

All instruments and vocals recorded at SoulBeat Studio (Madrid), except: Drums, recorded at Rock Palace Studio (Madrid). Emeterians vocals, recorded at Vibe Three Studios (Madrid). Burian Fyah vocals, recorded at Legalize Sound Studio (Sevilla). High Paw vocals, recorded at The Dub Yard (Vigo) Payoh Soul Rebel vocals, recorded at Millenial Broken Dreams (Valencia) Flute, recorded at Jah Catalyst Studio (Murcia).
released July 1, 2019
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