UK Riots 2011 spawn Clinark’s New Single ‘ Babylon City.’
Clinark sends out his message for the youth, with the song ‘Babylon City’ released on iTunes on 20 April 2012.
Bermuda born Clinark now lives in Edmonton, North London. He saw first hand the devastation last year’s riots had on his local community and nearby Tottenham.
I had the Crisis Riddim sent to me by Sam Gilly at the House of Riddim several months ago and I just had the chorus, ‘Can’t you see what a gwan in Babylon City.’ As I watched the riots unfold on the TV last summer, I immediately thought of this song. When I passed through the affected areas, seeing that whole buildings had to be torn down, I was shocked. I just felt able to finish this song with those images in mind. It is a dire warning that we need to focus on our children’s well-being, more than ever, to safeguard the future and all need to communicate better. – Clinark
Clinark voiced and produced the final mix of Babylon City at Blu Pro Studios in London, UK, working with Engineer, John Webber.
Clinark is currently nominatied for Best Newcomer by public vote on Britreggae.com by the British Reggae Industy Awards (BRIA) 2012..Clinark ‘s current album ‘Journey to Foreign – Deluxe Edition ‘( 2011) is also nominatied for Best British Album by BRIA for his acclaimed classic Roots, Culture and Lovers Rock album updated from (2008 ) to include 20 Dubs. Clinark ‘s self penned album includes collaborations on some of the songs with Maxi Priest, Richie Spice, Luciano, Kofi, Brinsley Forde (Aswad) Irie Love,Fantan Mojah and Gramps & Peetah Heritage. His song ‘Better Tomorrow’ feat Maxi Priest won Clinark a nomination as Song of the Year .
Clinark also achieved prominence for his album of Tribute to Michael Jackson – A legend and a Warrior (2010) .This includes the 2 singles ‘Smile’ and ‘ I’ll Be There.’‘ This work is also again nominated for a BRIA in the Best Brit Album category which is still open for fans to vote at Brit Reggae.com.
Babylon City Credits:
Song words by Clinark (C.Dill) & J L Edwards ,Nurture Projects Music Publishers 2012. (Administered by Jack Russel Music) Crisis Riddim by Sam Gilly (Edition Rootdown/Premium Blend Music Productions/Warner Chappell) (C) 20 12
Mixed and Mastered at Blu Pro Studios by John Webber
Music Produced by Sam Gilly at House of Riddim, Austria,
Trumpet-Hannes “Paba” Kerschner,Trombone-Markus Hoffmann, Sax-Claus Teufel, Keyboards-Christoph Richter,Keyboards-Parvez Syed, Guitar-Herb Pirker, Guitar-Tom Benneckem, Bass-Manfred Scheer, Drums-Sam Gilly