So Bless v2 mixes - meditation style. Available from Akashic Records
So Bless v2 mixes - meditation style. Available from Akashic Records
Available from Akashic Records
Mixes available from Akashic Records
Kundalini dub plate cuts 2, 5 & 6 from the Key to the Universe dub plate pack: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4ingsq6ihpi0ssc/AACOvJcFnD1A1GY0AZG7Ph8ga?dl=0 Available from Akashic Records Key to the Universe CD & download available at www.irootsrecords.com KUNDALINI lyrics When the serpent it ah climb up my spine I Make me feel alright When the serpent it arise and the chakra dem alight I Make me feel alright Ahhh 2x Kundalini is African 7 powers African It’s the dark light African Chango is the first chakra passion of the world Ruling over the body and the physical world First man enlightened plant the seeds and make it whirl Over the world Power of intention my desire fire burns Richness and prosperity in life and in the urn Goal is to lift up and enlighten all the world Over the world Fuel for the fire needs Yemaya Mother of Orishas I admire First rocket blast so we aspire Yes we respire And we inspire Sexual energy pure fire Endless combination she inspire Powerful like when Iman perspire Iman respire Iman aspire On to Ogun Like a dog need a bone Vital powers gravity and more To the top ah so we go and never roam Never roam Oshun yeah Big red tank Full of love Greatest yeah Is the highest energy I can feel as a man At the top Obatala Beg we transcend the human form Once at the apex Eshu Ele Elegba Looking down there see the Earth way down below ya See the moon and sun galaxies all out here Iyah All out here, all out here Iyah Now I feel the mids and I feel now the tweeter Feel the bass and the rumbling of the speaker box Iyah Perfectly aligned to the music of the spheres All unno no hear Rasta hear
Key to the Universe cuts 2 and 7 from the K2U dub plate sample pack: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4ingsq6ihpi0ssc/AACOvJcFnD1A1GY0AZG7Ph8ga?dl=0 Available from Akashic records Released cuts available on the Key To The Universe album: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe
Third Eye cuts 1, 3, and 9 from the Key to the Universe dub plate sample pack: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4ingsq6ihpi0ssc/AACOvJcFnD1A1GY0AZG7Ph8ga?dl=0 Available from Akashic records Released cuts available on the Key To The Universe album: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe
From KEY TO THE UNIVERSE, available as CD & high quality digital download: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe Lyrics Negusa Negast Hail the Emperor It was the 17th of Maskaram 1909 When His Majesty was chosen for the throne to reside When Queen Zawditu passed on the morrow Hail Janhoi 72 nations did bow down in the presence of the might Tradition broke down when the Empress was crowned same time Not three days later like in the olden times They came from Italy, France and Belgium and inna the German side Following ancient tradition bishops and priests 49 Groups of seven in seven corners of the church Gyorgis I Chant itinually nine Psalms of David seven days and seven nights On the eve of coronation Menilek statue did preside Same evening royal vestments to the Archbishop were consigned Then Rastafari entered with his family at midnight For a long night of prayer in preparation for the royal rites 700 plus in attendance oh what a sight Lion-maned Rasses heads of state ranks high Hundreds of priests in their robes bearing Maskals of light Frankincense burning in the censers royal ritual time Jah Holy Bible bound in gold at his majesty right Four part oath and pledge to affirm and rule in Ivine right Prayer of the covenant came next Psalm 48 drum and harp vibe He was anointed on the head brow and shoulder seven times Seven different scented ointments from the ancient times Vested with a gold sword to punish the wicked and protect Seven ornaments were consecrated to adorn Janhoi Imperial scepter golden orb a diamond ring two lances right Royal vestments and from out of the darkness shine forth a light His head anointed with oil Abune placed the triple crown I A crown of sanctity and glory to inherit eternal life Blessed be the King of Israel may Jah grant Him eternal life His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First King of Kings Far I Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah never could die
AXUM available on CD & digital download: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-axum Lyrics Addis Ababa New flower You new flower Is Addis Ababa Built by His Majesty Emperor Menilek number 2 And his wife Empress Taitu From Ankober to Entoto Capital of Shewa it did go But there was no wood No water Until they found that mineral spring Down in the Valley of Filwoha Where the royal and nobility love to be Everyone start come around Menilek built up the palace grounds Plenty eucalyptus trees So green It was His Majesty Emperor Haile I Selassie I the First Re-established Jah kingdom Headquarters of the OAU And the African Union Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches too
From the AXUM album, available for download now: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-axum Lyrics Harar City of 100 shrines devoted to saints Those of coffee, skies and rain Those who fix what is broken and return what is lost Oh Oh Harar City of mystics Gated labyrinth Oh Oh Harar City of magic Ancient labyrinth Gated labyrinth City of mystics City of magic For centuries Many have been drawn down there I feel it in a memory So many treasures there down there Down there Fine art and leather Outpost of every Scripture Inna every kind of weather Spirits of Kings and Saints In the East where the green hills remain Yes Jah inna 99 names Oh Jah temples 99 same To the ground turban wrapped up and fling From the center of the Earth Mount Hakim 5 Gates in the distance No, I cannot resist I and I will be defending it So we can walk peacefully Commercial center inna Africa Your walls speak poetry Moon drenched nights Sun soaked homes Colorful markets Far away from Rome Moon drenched nights Sun soaked homes Colorful markets So we roll Roll
New album from Fikir Amlak / King Alpha / Akashic Records. Available for digital download now: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-axum Track listing: 1. Axum 2. Axum Dub 3. Gondar 4. Gondar Dub 5. Addis Ababa 6. Addis Ababa Dub 7. Semien Mountain 8. Semien Dub 9. Lalibela 10. Lalibela Dub 11. Harar 12. Harar Dub 13. Tana 14. Tana Dub
CD & high quality download available now: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe Lion and the lamb Jah is the lion and the lamb A wolf will reside with the lamb And a leopard will dwell with a goat A child shall lead them along Their children will live as one An ox and a long lion Will graze together as one A child shall lead them along We’ll graze together as one A child shall lead them along Their children will dwell as one An ox and a young lion Will eat straw The scepter shall not depart From Judah Nor the rulers staff From between his bronzen feet Til Jah comes to whom To whom it belongs Selassie I comfort you Jah daughters and sons You are a lion cub oh Judah From the prey my son you have come up You crouch down like a lion Hear me now You, like a lionesss who will arouse you Jah daughter hear this one Jah son hear this one So we say Until Jah comes to whom To whom it belongs Selassie I comfort you Jah daughters and sons A child shall lead them along Their children will dwell as one
From KEY TO THE UNIVERSE, available now on CD and high quality download: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe In mystical literature it is reported that in rare circumstances one can utter the spark of life into inanimate matter... lyrics Golem never had a soul dem only the fya can control dem heads now we go roll dem when they see the fya golem only Rasta can control dem looking back a golem fashioned out of stone dem only lion can control dem heads now we go roll dem when they see the fya golem only Rasta hold dem golem... only only once just once have I seen with my eyes such a terrible sight in the dark of the night mmmm rasta there beside trodding the night it was his third one he was proud so proud golem from iration shout aloud aloud people gathered round to hear the frightful sound How the Rasta work
Yasus Afari - dub poet / author / public speaker / philosopher / activist Available from Akashic Records Tracks 1 & 5 featured
I first saw White Mice moving through the crowd at Sam Sharpe Square. I didn't know who he was but from the way he held himself and from the look in his eye I knew he was special. Later that evening I was introduced to him as Ras Iwa / White Mice. Before long he took the mic and captivated the crowd with both old and new songs. One of his new songs was GUN CLOWN & everyone loved it. We recorded these vocals in 2016 and King Alpha remixed them in 2018. Available from Akashic Records, mixes 1 & 4 featured.
KEY TO THE UNIVERSE album available for download now: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-king-alpha-key-to-the-universe Track listing: 1. Key to the Universe 2. Key to the Dub 3. Negusa Negast 4. Negusa Dub 5. Third Eye 6. Third Dub 7. Golem 8. Golem Dub 9. Kundalini 10. Kundalini Dub 11. Lion & Lamb 12. Lion & Dub 13. I Am 14. I Dub Check out the video for the title track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-A10pcEXM
Previously released on the Simply Warrior album: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-meets-king-alpha-simply-warrior Coming on a 12" soon with 'Movin On' from Iwarriyah: https://soundcloud.com/akashic_records_reggae/iwarriyah-king-alpha-movin-on Both sides feature the Om Namo rhythm, additional dubplate cuts available from Akashic Records.
Available as a dub plate from Akashic Records. Cuts 1, 2, and 5 featured. Last year our bredrin James mentioned he was planning a studio session with Linval Thompson in Kingston. I didn't know Linval was still recording and asked if he would be willing to do some work for Akashic. James said send some rhythms and it turned out there was one King Alpha rhythm that Linval liked. We reasoned about the rhythm and decided that 'Jah is the Conqueror' could sound good on it. They worked hard in the studio and everyone was pleased with the results. The original rhythm got lost in a hard drive crash and it took some months to build a new one. Here is a sample of the results - I am beside myself with the tremendous response so far. Linval's voice is still as sweet and strong as ever.
Available on 7" vinyl & digital download: https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/oku-onuora-king-alpha-yesterday-today-tomorrow
Samples from the 2016 album Available on CD and high quality download at I-Roots Records https://iroots.bandcamp.com/album/fikir-amlak-meets-king-alpha-simply-warrior Track listing: 1. Simply Warrior 2. Simply Dub 3. Hear Me Chant 4. Hear Me Dub 5. Ekos 6. Ekos Dub 7. Works 8. Works Dub 9. Ancient Man 10. Ancient Dub 11. Ever Ready 12. Ever Dub 13. Africa We Prefer 14. Africa We Dub 15. Awake 16. Awake Dub
Available from Akashic Records In mystical literature it is reported that in rare circumstances the human being can utter the spark of life into inanimate matter... lyrics Golem never had a soul dem only the fya can control dem heads now we go roll dem when they see the fya golem only Rasta can control dem looking back a golem fashioned out of stone dem only lion can control dem heads now we go roll dem when they see the fya golem only Rasta hold dem golem... only only once just once have I seen with my eyes such a terrible sight in the dark of the night mmmm rasta there beside trodding the night it was his third one he was proud so proud golem from iration shout aloud aloud people gathered round to hear the frightful sound How the Rasta work