Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound Sound System Oct 26-31 West Coast tour

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Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System USA west coast tour  Oct 26-31, 2019.  Select dates with a * listed below will be “Blackboard Jungle Dub” 45th anniversary album performances. Other US shows will feature a new set of music.

Sat/Oct 26  |  Hayfork CA  |  Northern Delights  |  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Sun/Oct 27  |  Santa Cruz CA  |  Moe’s Alley  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Tue/Oct 29  |  Portland OR  |  Aladdin Theater  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Wed/Oct 30  |  Seattle WA  |  Nectar Lounge  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Thu/Oct 31   |  Los Angeles CA  | ?????????????  |  tickets  |  Facebook event

* these shows listed above are Blackboard Jungle Dub 45th anniversary shows.
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Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System US & Mexico tour Sept 19-29 & Oct 26-31

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Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System US & Mexico tour Sept 19-29 & Oct 26-31, 2019.  Select dates with a * listed below will be “Blackboard Jungle Dub” 45th anniversary album performances. Other US shows will feature a new set of music.  Since this is our first time in Mexico, those shows will also include “Super Ape Returns to Conquer” album sets as well as some “Blackboard Jungle Dub” and more.

Thu/Sept 19  |  Minneapolis MN  |  The Cedar|  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Fri/Sept 20  |  Chicago IL  |   Subterranean  |  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Sat/Sept 21  |  Brooklyn NY  |   Industry City  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Sun/Sept 22  |   Ardmore PA   |  Ardmore Music Hall  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Tue/Sept 24   |  Oakland CA  |  The New Parish |  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Wed/Sept 25   |  Hermosa Beach CA   |  Saint Rocke  |  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Fri/Sept 27  |  Puebla MX   | Azafrán | boletos | Facebook event
Sat/Sept 28  |  Guadalajara MX   |  C3 Stage | boletos (y C3 taquil)
Sun/Sept 29  |  Mexico City MX   |  Foro Indie Rocks  | boletosFacebook event

Sat/Oct 26  |  Hayfork CA  |  Northern Delights  |  tickets  |  Facebook event *
Sun/Oct 27  |  Santa Cruz CA  |  Moe’s Alley  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Tue/Oct 29  |  Portland OR  |  Aladdin Theater  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Wed/Oct 30  |  Seattle WA  |  Nectar Lounge  |  tickets  |  Facebook event
Thu/Oct 31   |  ?????  |  stay tuned!! |  tickets  |  Facebook event

* these shows listed above are Blackboard Jungle Dub 45th anniversary shows.
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Subatomic Sound System “Shaolin Dub” EP

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New Subatomic Sound System “Shaolin Dub” 4 song EP out now everywhere !  3 alternate mixes out exclusive on our Subatomic Bandcamp site[ Save it now and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer  and many more]. Emch on the dub mix, Troy on the sax, and percussion legend Larry McDonald on congas. 3 instrumental dub versions: fire, water, & foundation.  Download from iTunes. DJs who want high qulality wav files and other formats? Hit Beatport, JunoDownload, etc.

Vocal versions coming on a next release. Check tour dates Sept 19-29 USA & Mexico with Lee Scratch Perry.

Check the live video below shot by Joey Clay during our tour with Julian Marley and please copy the link here to share the video with your peoples.

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New single “Shaolin Dub” + video & release party Friday Aug 2 at NuBlu in New York City

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New Subatomic Sound System “Shaolin Dub” single drops August 1 on our Subatomic Bandcamp site Release party August 2 in New York City at NuBlu, 151 Ave C (12th street). Get your advance tickets available here. Emch on the dub mix, Troy on the sax, and percussion legend Larry McDonald on congas. Full EP coming August 15. Check the live video below shot by Joey Clay during our tour with Julian Marley and please copy the link here to share the video with your peoples.
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Julian Marley & Subatomic Sound System USA tour May 9-19

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Subatomic Sound System was invited to be the official tour support for Julian Marley’s USA tour, May 8-19. Julian is a great performer with some big tunes of his own plus he often digs up gems from his father, Bob Marley’s early work with Lee Scratch Perry, like ‘Rainbow Country’ as well as classic hits like ‘Get Up Stand Up’ and ‘Exodus’. Many don’t know that Julian is also a big dub fan and featured a great dub tune with Addis Pablo on his new album. The Subatomic Sound System live dub show will feature Emch on the mix & melodica, the percussion legend Larry McDonald on the congas, and Troy Mobius (Brooklyn Gypsies) on the sax plus special guests on the mic along the way. Lookout for Addis Pablo, Treasure Don, and more joining us in NYC. Check some music and live performance videos from Julian Marley and Subatomic Sound System below… [Read more...]

New Single & “Blackboard Jungle Dub” Tour Video for Lee “Scratch” Perry’s 83rd Birthday

ThumbnailLSPfly (112)text Wish Lee Scratch Perry a Happy 83rd Birthday today! Here is a present for you from Scratch & Subatomic: Grab our 2019 relick of  the “Dub Organizer” single by Scratch & Subatomic Sound System on our Bandcamp as a limited time free download released as part of the “Blackboard Jungle Dub” 45th anniversary album tour.  Also look at the new live concert video debuting today on Reggaeville a sold out show filmed in 3D virtual reality. Do you want to see this show in your city? Contact our booking agent Rory ( info@posvibeagency.com )  Click below to hear the new music and more… [Read more...]

Win the ApePac + Superape Returns to Conquer 180g Vinyl & Finally Experience the Album How We Intended

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SUB-WOOFER STRAPPED TO YOUR BACK? WIN A ONE OF A KIND “SUPER APE RETURNS TO CONQUER” SUBPAC + SOLD OUT LIMITED EDITION VINYL!  ENTER THE CONTEST HERE Read on for more about it…
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Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System “Blackboard Jungle Dub” 45th Anniversary Tour

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LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM
45th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES OF “BLACKBOARD JUNGLE DUB” + MORE
1st dub album in history, live for the 1st time!

presented by Dub Champions Festival
in assocation with SubPac (check the contest!) and our media sponsor Large Up.

Upcoming performances Sept 18-27, 2019 in USA & Mexico. Prior dates  Oct 12-31, 2018 and Feb 7-23, 2019 across North America.
For complete tour schedule visit: www.SubatomicSound.com/events  Sign up on our mailing list to hear about new dates being added in the future and receive an exclusive promo tour mixtape.

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Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, the world’s first dub album. Scratch, now 82 years young, will embark on a tour across North America performing his 1973 studio masterpiece live in its entirety for the first time, aided by the technology of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era recordings. For the past 8 years, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for re-creating the Black Ark sound live on stage. They will also perform music from their album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” ( http://bit.ly/SS033s ) which topped both reggae and electronic charts in 2018, plus singles like “Black Ark Vampires” (http://bit.ly/BAVss ) and classics from Perry’s work with the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and many more. Perry’s Blackboard Jungle album includes dub remixes of hit songs he co-wrote with Bob Marley, “Kaya” & “Keep On Movin”, as well as other big tunes from The Wailers and Junior Byles. Kaya turned out to be Marley’s most successful album of his career and celebrated its own anniversary with a massive festival earlier this year.  Keep reading for dates and details…
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Sting & Shaggy “Morning is Coming” Subatomic Sound System official dub remix

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Subatomic Sound System was asked to remix the single from Sting & Shaggy‘s new album.  Love it up…

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“Super Ape Returns To Conquer” Lee Scratch Perry + Subatomic Sound System

Super Ape Returns To Conquer “Scratch’s best work since he burned down the Black Ark nearly 40 years ago”  - Wax Poetics Magazine

41 years later… Super Ape Returns to Conquer!  Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System team up to re-imagine Perry’s classic, genre defining Jamaican dub album, musically elaborated and reloaded for the new millennium. Specially designed for  interplanetary travel by the bass obsessed, sound system generation. SubPac optimized. [ Out now on DL/ CD/ Vinyl LP ]  Debuted #2 on iTunes, #5 on Billboard, #1 on NACC radio North America, #1 on Juno, #2 on Beatport reggae chart. Top 5 albums of 2017 in Large Up and United Reggae.

Oct 24 – Nov 5, 2017 + Jan 14-28, 2018, Scratch & Subatomic tour across North America perform the new album and more. Check the show review from Victoria and Los Angeles . Check the Beats1 radio Apple Music interview with Scratch & Emch, described by Hot97 host Ebro as an interview with “the most important person in music culture of the past 60 years“.

Get it now off iTunes or stream on Apple Music or Spotify.  DJs check Beatport , Juno , ReggaeRecord , or BandCamp (bonus track) for hi-rez audio.  Order CD or vinyl LP from Amazon, Juno in the UK, or direct from US distro online now.  Full album released 9/22 on digital, CD (includes bonus track) and vinyl (alternate mixes and masters).  CD and vinyl both are packed with art and a foldout 10″ poster of the phenomenal cover illustration by New Analog Design.

A classic album for a new generation of dub fans…It’s a bold move to try and improve a masterpiece, but the result is stunning. Super Ape Returns To Conquer is true to the original sound with its dense and steamy tropical sonic landscape. But at the same time it has more punch thanks to influences from electronic music, dubstep and hip-hop. It has superb horns and pounding percussion along with booming bass, blasting beats and blazing energy” – United Reggae

“Super Ape is, arguably, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s dub masterpiece” - Large Up

“Perry’s abstract dub Super Ape is digitally revisited and energised with enhanced Ethiopian horns and percussion, wider and deeper bass chasms and crisper, shinier beats” - WIRE magazine

Lee  ‘Scratch’ Perry unveiled a mesmerizing remake of “Zion’s Blood” from his upcoming reworking of the Upsetters’ 1976 classic, ‘Super Ape.’…[which] manages to deepen the song’s groove through juiced drums, rich horns, slender guitar and the occasional synth wobble. Perry’s vocals have an older, wizened grit as well, and his voice sifts hypnotically through the dense sonic milieu… Scratch co-produced Super Ape Returns to Conquer with Subatomic Sound co-founder Emch. The pair recorded the LP at Subatomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn and Scratch’s home studio, the New Ark, in Jamaica”Rolling Stone Magazine

“The sonic experimentations conducted by legendary Jamaican producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in the 1970s in his fabled Black Ark studio were so advanced, they continue to influence 21st century electronic music strains and recording techniques”Billboard Magazine 

“‘Super Ape Returns to Conquer’ perhaps is best described as a brilliant companion piece to an album that still today is considered to be one of the highest achievements in the genre. Neither renders the other any less effective and, if anything, furthers the myths and majesty of Perry” - Reggaeville

“Subatomic pays homage to the dub motherlode, recreating the album from start to finish, but in a thoroughly postmodern rendition that repositions the material for a contemporary audience that may not be familiar with the original… [Read more...]