Following the great success of single In Jamaica, which had more than half a million views in 4 months, Italian band Quartiere Coffee present their 4th album Conscience, mixed by legendary producer Ciro Princevibe Pisanelli.

Almost a concept album, the band explains: “Conscience is about the search for our self, discovering and finding it amongst thousands of different faces its own identity. The whole work is a journey to rediscover the importance and essential value of making positive changes in our lives and the world”. Musically, Quartiere

Coffee have turned their artistic attention to the roots and new-roots genres, while maintaining their characteristic sound of 15 years, which features atypical reggae lyrics and electronic enhancements.

No Reggae album is complete nowadays without a selection of collaborations – and in Conscience we are treated to singer Rootsman I ( of ‘Train To Roots’ fame) on the eponymous title track, Utan Green features on Illusion and the voice of Earth’s Beat Movement – Mistilla – appears on Hey Girl. Fans of rhythm culture will enjoy the appearance of the Piiantiamola Riddim, courtesy of Love University Records, in the guise of a track entitled Healing of the Nations.

The record is released along with the video for the single Conscience, which tells the urban tale of the protagonist, which actually represents the act of falling into oneself, to achieve the ‘conscience’, an enigmatic and seemingly elusive thing, which in reality is always with us.

Recorded by Davide Fatemi at the Perfect 10 mobile studio, and mastered by Simone Squillario, Conscience is available now on all digital platforms.

QUARTIERE COFFEE – Conscience feat. Rootsman I

Music & Lyrics: Filippo Fratangeli
Arranged and played: Quartiere Coffee
Recorded: Davide Fatemi and Ciro Princevibe Pisanelli
Mixed and mastered: Ciro Princevibe Pisanelli
Mastered: Simone Squillario
Produced: Quartiere Coffee
Video director and editing: Simone Ferrini
Shooting: Simone Ferrini, Filippo Cerri and Fabio Ortu
Starring: Azzurra Fabbrizzi, Quartiere Coffee and Rootsman I
Thanks to: Andrea Nati, Aura Fico, Silvia Scalia, Biagio and to White Mouths Apparel for providing the organic t-shirt for the leading actress

Conscience album credits

Recorded: Davide Fatemi @ studio mobile Perfect 10
Mastered: Simone Squillario
Mixed: Ciro Princevibe Pisanelli (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10), Paolo Baldini (2, 8)
Lyrics: Filippo Fratangeli except: 2, 8 Fratangeli, Downie; 7 Fratangeli, Pisanelli (Piantiamola Riddim courtesy of Love Univeristy Records); 9 Fratangeli, Bisori
Arranged: Quartiere Coffee
Other musicians: Emanuele Cannatella (sax) and Massimo Marcer (trumpet and sahforn)
Graphic design: Giacomo Klay Pecciarini and Matteo Maggio
Photo: Aldo Giuliani