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Friday, May 6, 2016

Tóke's debut album "Wake Up Inna Kingston"

Tóke's debut album "Wake Up Inna Kingston"

Tóke is one of the best upcoming artists on the german reggae scene.
He proved his immense talent through his charismatic style & voice with the release of his "Troddin' with a Vision EP" and a few successful singles like "Too Much" and "Woman of Mine"

Now Tóke finally releases his debut album “Wake Up Inna Kingston” produced by Bassplate Records, Italy. The album 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 marks 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 (Frizzle) to a deep farewell ballad (Movements), touching intimate self thoughts (No One, Running Away, Talkin’ Bout You) and social commentaries (Open the World, 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 drawing was realized using a mixture of traditional and digital techniques.
The eight tracks that compose the album, enlighten Tóke’s fresh touch and the high quality of Bassplate productions: the entire work has indeed an international reggae flavor but does not cease to connect to the land that gave birth to this music.

The album is available on Cd & Digital release while his “Wake Up Inna Kingston” tour will kick off in May, 12 in Hamburg with several dates already confirmed

1) Frizzle
2) Conscious Vibe
3) No One
4) Respect
5) Open the World
6) Talkin' Bout You
7) Running Away
8) Movements
9) Mi Name (Bonus Track)
Label: Bassplate Records (Cd: 2016) Digital Release: 2016)

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