“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 ]  #2 on iTunes, #5 on Billboard, #1 on NACC radio North America, #1 on Juno, #2 on Beatport reggae chart.

Oct 24 – Nov 5 Scratch & Subatomic toured across North America performing 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...]

Word Sound Power “Discipline” featuring Delhi Sultanate | OUT NOW!

SS032 Word Sound Power Discipline featuring Delhi Sultanate

Subatomic Sound is proud to present new music from Word Sound Power: “Discipline” featuring Delhi Sultanate. Industrial strength dancehall reggae from the concrete jungles of India with deep vocals, political lyrics, heavy resonating bass lines, and horn blasts sampled from the trunks of elephants. Out now on Beatport, Juno, iTunes, Reggae Record, Spotify, and wherever music can be found.
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“Black Ark Vampires” Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System

Black Ark Vampires. Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Out now on Beatport (#1 in dub/reggae), iTunes (Top 5 reggae tracks), Juno (#1 in dub/reggae), ReggaeRecordDL, Spotify and more. (alternate mixes also available on limited edition vinyl)

Lee Perry’s murky Black Ark era vibes meet Subatomic’s Brooklyn beats and bass pressure on this battle cry in an all out war on vampires. Legendary percussionist Larry McDonald , a veteran of the 1970s Black Ark studio sessions, and vocalist Jahdan Blakkamoore throw extra pepper in the pot. Fiyah haffi burn! On tour through 2016: USA in April-June, Canada in May, Europe in July, August, and November. Check back as more dates and venues are announced. More information below. Share this with someone you love who loves dub.

Listen and download on Juno, iTunes, Beatport, ReggaeRecordDL, Spotify and more…
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NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil remix EP digital release out now!

Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil

Artist: Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax feat Anthony B, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and more
Title: “NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil”
Label: Subatomic Sound
Catalog #: SS030A
Format: digital exclusive
Release: August 28, 2015
Genres: Dub/ Dancehall / Roots Reggae/ Hip Hop
1) Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk | Maga Bo’s Coco remix w/ Anthony B
2) Real Authentic Dub} Victor Rice dub mix
3) Real Authentic Vibes | Buguinha Dub’s Abudaba remix w/ Jahdan Blakkamoore

“NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil” features two of the world’s top reggae vocalists, Anthony B and Jahdan Blakkamoore, and builds on the NYC-2-Africa project from Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax, a mission to musically connect the roots of NYC hip hop back through Jamaican reggae and then back to Africa. Here it takes another musical journey on an express train to Brasil…
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Skarob “Police, Preachers, & Politicians” 21st Century Dread & Bass

Skarob Police, Preachers, & Politicians

Skarob “Police, Preachers, & Politicians” full length album out now! Cop it now on BEATPORT, JUNO, ITUNES, BOOMKAT, and more. Subatomic Sound only puts out music on our label that we love by people we love. This is no exception.  Get it. Love it. Take a trip with it.


THE ARTISTS: Skarob is a collision of bass music and dub reggae from the duo of veteran Brooklyn rasta Doctah X and Eastern European expatriate Rekloos transplanted to the unlikely heartland of America. The project features a variety of collaborators and remixers including Dr. Israel, Subatomic Sound System, Abba Blade, and more, stacked with numerous selections packing dancefloor firepower for electronic DJs and reggae selectors as well as others for certified headphone head bobbing, from dancehall bangers to dubstep smashers to deep, rootical dub grooves to sunny, psychedelic, atmospheric journeys. Recorded by Skarob. Mixed and arranged by Rekloos in Columbus, Ohio. Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in New York City. Both members of Skarob write and produce, but unlike many of today’s electronic production duos, Doctah X also performs vocals and guitar, drawing on his decades past history growing up in Kentucky as a blues guitarist, touring and recording with Cream’s Ginger Baker, playing with legends John Lee Hooker and Albert King, as well as work with The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hussein.
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Noble Society “Living the Life” feat. Jahdan remixed by Subatomic, Stereotyp, Ming, & Rolaz

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“Living the Life” drops Feb. 5, 2013 (currently #11 on Beatport reggae/dub Top 20) with remixes by Stereotyp, Subatomic Sound System, Ming, Rolaz, and Fuego. Get it on Beatport, Juno, iTunes, Amazon, and all fine music retailers.

“It’s the fingerprint for a renaissance in dub reggae. This record is like nothing you ever heard before, and everything” - WORLD-A-REGGAE

“This post is about Heavy Weight producers and who better to start than Subatomic Sound System… Check & support the whole release, wikkid remixes!”-  Diplo’s MAD DECENT blog

Brooklyn’s acclaimed urban reggae crew Noble Society, fronted by international heavyweight Jahdan Blakkamoore (Major Lazer/ Snoop Lion) alongside Fuego Campo and Delie Red X, teams up with New York City’s dub and bass specialists Subatomic Sound System to twist up their big tune “Living the Life” in a fistful of new styles. Subatomic Sound called on an international crew of producers from Europe, the UK, and the USA to take you on a bass fueled ride through rootical dub, next wave dubstep, barefoot, digital hip hop, gypsy dancehall, and tropical trap.


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Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk

“If the defiant fire of his words doesn’t make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, then you have been on the Internet too long” – MTV Iggy

SUBATOMIC SOUND is back with a ground shaking, political scorcher from Jamaica’s massive dancehall reggae star Anthony B on Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax‘ re-upped “NYC-2-Africa” riddim, recorded in Africa, NYC, and Jamaica. In response to the universal anti-corruption message, it was remixed by producers from around the globe, essentially musically translating into the dialect of what’s happening on their streets, resulting in twelve amazing versions we couldn’t have imagined, from cumbia to tropical to all sorts of dubstep twist ups as well as vintage rude boy roots, hip hop, and dancehall reggae.

#1 on Juno for 3 weeks, top 20 7″s on Ernie B, 12 of the 15 tracks in Beatport’s reggae top 50, top 100 in reggae on iTunes.

Cop it as digital release on Beatport, Juno, iTunes or on vinyl from Ernie B (US) or Juno (UK)

NYC-2-Africa (Riddim EP)

The NYC-2-Africa riddim was produced and recorded in West Africa, NYC, and Jamaica by Emch of Subatomic Sound and Benny Beats of Nomadic Wax. Striking right to the core of our very existence: Survival, corrupt politics, preserving authentic culture, and the destruction of our environment are the topics of the three heart wrenching vocals delivered straight from the souls of Anthony B (Jamaica), Jahdan (NYC/Guyana), & Bajah (Sierra Leone) on this crucial release.

Cop the digi- release of “NYC-2-Africa” online :

iTunes , Juno , Beatport , Amazon

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Lee “Scratch” Perry – Blackboard Jungle Vol. 1: Respect The Foundation

Blackboard Jungle Vol. 1 Respect the Foundation

“Respect the Foundation!” Lee “Scratch” Perry in dubstep, the rootical, dancehall dubstep version that set it off. Also available on 12″ vinyl, with alternate versions and additional exclusive mixes. Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart meet Lee Scratch Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore inna Blackboard Jungle. The combination is explosive!

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Lee “Scratch” Perry – Blackboard Jungle Vol 2: Respect My Sh*t

“Respect my shit!” Dub inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry in dubstep, a dark wobbly version that follows up on the rootical, dancehall dubstep version that set it off. Also available on 12″ vinyl, with alternate mixes and additional exclusives. Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart with Lee Scratch Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore. The combination is explosive!

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