Yaadcore Gets Spiritual in “The Calling” [Video Premiere] ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

April 5, 2021

Words by LargeUp Crew


Over the last few years, weโ€™ve watched Yaadcore develop from a selector into an artist with increasingly stellar results. Our only complaint about his recording career thus far is that he hasnโ€™t put out enough music. Easily one of our favorite tracks from him thus far is โ€œThe Calling,โ€ a motivating, reggae/trap banger which details his spiritual and cultural awakening.

The track, co-produced by Yaadcore along with Ian Mckee and Young Zoe Beats, now receives a video nearly a year after dropping last summer on Yaadcore’s 12 Yaad Records label and Delicious Vinyl Island. The video, directed by Tizzy Tokyo, finds Yaadcore witnessing a mystical Nyabinghi session before suddenly awakening in his studio. As he goes about his day, heโ€™s followed everywhere by the โ€œmystic ladyโ€ from his dream (played by Gloria โ€œMama Gโ€ Simms) before ultimately finding himself in the bush at the session from his dreams. In addition to Simms, a cultural leader in Jamaica where sheโ€™s recognized as Paramount Queen of the Maroons, the video also features cameos from Lutan Fyah, Samory I and Karbon, among others.

โ€œโ€˜The Callingโ€™ is a special song to me, and now I can say the video is very close to my heart as well,โ€ Yaadcore says. โ€œWe made something from nothing with just a creative vision. Teaming with my photographer Tizzy Tokyo to execute these visuals was definitely fun and challenging while taking me a bit into the acting world. Hopefully the storyline can resonate and inspire all the onlookers.โ€

Watch โ€œThe Callingโ€ here:

Director – Tizzy Tokyo

Colour Grading – Fernando Hevia

Mystic Lady – Mama G

Football – Lutan Fyah

Bass Drum – Black Kush

Kette Drum – Atsushi,Toma & Yellow Drumz

Dancer 1 – Nanny Issachar

Dancer 2 – Andre France

Frankincense – El Shadai

Cross Bearer – Karbon

Torch 1 – Samory I