Strictly Yard Music proudly presents its first Riddim album, the Love Rasta Riddim, built by revered producer, engineer, and musician Noel Alphonso (son of the Skatalites’ Roland Alphonso). The Love Rasta Riddim boasts a catchy piano hook, a driving kick drum, and a round, rolling bass line that is sure to have you skanking in the dance, grooving in the car, and bouncing at home!
The riddim features the vocal stylings of the Roots / Dancehall Legend Michael “Lickshot” Palmer, who sings about the power of love and generosity in his hit tune “Good Man.” Female artist, K Vibes aka Bryck Rose, blesses the riddim with a beautiful, yet unrelenting track titled “As He Made You.” In her song, K Vibes rains down brimstone, lightning, and thunder on the skin bleaching epidemic in Jamaica and beyond.
King MAS, a multi-talented youth carrying the torch of contemporary Reggae music, drops two tracks on the riddim. Both tracks feature his melodious singing style as well as an uncompromising message and call to action. “Age of Knowledge” confronts our current age of empire and oppression, articulating his view of how technology will usher in a new era of unity and harmony. “MASterpiece” is a seductive lovers tune that is certain to have the ladies rocking in the dance!
Brooklyn based artist Jah Pilot unleashes a blistering critique of the unjust treatment of Rastafarians in his popular title track, “Love Rasta.” This catchy tune is destined to be a Rastafari anthem everywhere.
Last but not least, Dub Poet Yabez invites the listener to look into the depths of his mind in his gripping track “Welcome To My Mind.” As Yabez explains, sometimes one’s expression on the outside does not truly capture how they are feeling and suffering on the inside. Dub Poetry is one of Reggae’s most fascinating and esoteric sub-genres, and Strictly Yard Music is proud to release this track.
Reggae fans worldwide, the Love Rasta Riddim is here to remind you how real reggae music sounds. Be sure to check it out! Available now on all digital platforms.