Check the video on YouTube or stream or download the recording now on Brooklyn Radio! 90 minute live dub mix set by Emch of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System alternately using the DS1 mixing board, Ableton Live, Traktor, effects, melodica, and siren. Special guest Luv Fyah joins on the mic in the middle of the set. Performed 10/25/2015 at Dub Mission’s 1000th event in San Francisco as part of the 5th annual Dub Champions Festival.
“On October 25th, Dub Mission reaches a rare milestone for any club night: our 1000th show. We are proud to celebrate with all the resident DJs, a sound system show featuring one of Bay Area’s best vocalists MC Luv Fyah, and New York’s Subatomic Sound System, one of the most respected artists on the dub & reggae scene today.”
Also here is Emch’s video interview about Dub Mission party history and influence on founding Dub Champions Festival…
Dub Mission 1000: our 1000th show!
with a Bay Area-exclusive appearance by
Subatomic Sound System featuring
Emch (Lee “Scratch” Perry bandleader/NY) Live Dub Remix
plus Dub Mission Sound System with Luv Fyah live on the mic
and all the residents: DJ Sep, Maneesh the Twister, and Vinnie Esparza
A Dub Champions Festival event
More info: www.dubmission.com
SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM
For over a decade and a half Emch has been the producer, DJ/selector, and musician spearheading NYC’s Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label. Subatomic Sound System connects the reggae roots of dub and the future of electronic bass music using a unique configurations of live instruments and electronics. Five years ago Jamaica’s dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry made Subatomic his go-to band for reinventing his Black Ark studio sound. At that same time, Emch founded Dub Champions Festival in NYC with the goal of exposing the legacy and influence of dub through performances and education events by both originators and new school dub revolutionaries. Dub Champions Festival has expanded like wild fire to Europe and across the entire USA creating a chitlin circuit style network of dub artists and promoters across the globe. As evidence of the movement, Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System just completed a three- week, almost entirely sold-out tour as part of this year’s festival, performing Perry’s classic “Super Ape” album for the first time ever live, one of one of the crowning achievements of dub and reggae produced and by Scratch in Jamaica in 1976. Subatomic Sound System has toured throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Asia. In 2007, Emch was recruited by top ranking Viennese live dub band, Dubblestandart, to play guitar and melodica on their Planet Dub tour which led to producing the first dubstep mixes for Perry. Subatomic Sound System productions, remixes, and releases include a wide spectrum of established icons like Lee Perry, David Lynch, Elephant Man, Anthony B, U-Roy, and Ari Up of the Slits as well as next-generation torch bearers and pioneers like Jahdan Blakkamoore, Dubblestandart, Stereotyp, Frikstailers, Dub Gabriel, and many more. The Subatomic Sound label releases on digital and vinyl with the most recent being “NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil” mixing up dub, dancehall, African and Brasilian percussion; and a new single dropping this Halloween with Perry called “Black Ark Vampires”. Emch also works as a radio host for Brooklyn Radio and KEXP’s Radio New York broadcasts, label manager for Kingston-based People’s Records JA, Dubspot music instructor, and event promoter — essentially at work on every level in NYC and beyond, supporting the legacy of dub and forwarding the global community. of dub and reggae produced at his Black Ark studio in Jamaica–for the first time ever live at Dub Champions Festival events across the U.S.
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Now in its 20th year, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running parties in the world, presenting cutting-edge dub, roots reggae and dancehall every Sunday at the Elbo Room. Voted Bay Area’s Best Reggae Club for the last two years, Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Soom T, Solo Banton, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Zion Train, Prince Fatty Sound System, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson), DJ Vadim and many many others.
Native Vallejoan Luv Fyah is on the cutting edge of today’s reggae music. Born Rahsaan Jamal Carson, Luv Fyah has been putting in major work as a performer, writer, studio musician, and a band leader. Fyah, as friends and fans affectionately call him, is one of San Francisco Bay area’s top artists. He has performed on shows with Midnite from St. Croix, Wadi Gad from Trinidad, Kamani Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley Tony Rebel, The Abyssinians, and Mikey dread just to name a few. Luv Fyahs roots run deep. He started drumming with his father’s group The Lockdown Reggae Band in the 80s. His energetic and spiritual stage presence captures audiences wherever he performs Luv Fyah is a true cultural ambassador for reggae music.
DJ Sep is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission, one of the longest-running weekly parties in the world. For 22 years, Sep was also on Bay Area radio: first at college radio station KUSF and later at Berkeley’s public radio station, KPFA. She’s the co-compiler (with producer Shockman) of Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a collection of all-exclusive American dub tracks (on Select Cuts). In 2009, Mochipet’s Daly City Records released her remixes (with Jason Short) of “Get Your Dub Wet” featuring Juakali and Mista Chatman. Sep has won a Goldie Award (Bay Guardian) and been nominated for Best DJ (SF Weekly Music Awards). She has spun at venues in London, New York, Washington DC, Miami, and Los Angeles and has opened for the likes of Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Culture, Big Youth, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha, Kinky, and The Cinematic Orchestra among many others.
Maneesh the Twister has been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for over 15 years as part of Surya Dub, Dub Mission, and Dhamaal. Maneesh has been voted “Best Club DJ” in the SF Bay Guardian. He is the founder of the Surya Dub collective that helped kick off the Bay Area BASS era. He was co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective and his productions appear on the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD as well as XBOX 360 game “Project Gotham” and Sony BMG India’s Shamur compilation and Kush Arora’s “Boiling Over.” Maneesh has quite eclectic tastes and spins anything with BASS. He has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee “Scratch” Perry and Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Mad Professor, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, The Bug and Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Eskmo, Visionary, Smith & Mighty/RSD, State of Bengal, , Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Z-Trip, DJ Vadim, Liondub, Dan the Automator, Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, DJ G, Antiserum and Roommate. Alongside Kush Arora, Maneesh hosts “The Surya Dub Takeover,” a monthly Monday night radio show on KPFA.
Vinnie Esparza is a staple of the SF DJ scene and spins at various parties around the city including Hella Tight and Groove Merchant Friday. In 2000, Vinnie won “Best Local DJ” in the Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” edition. The next year he won the City Search Editor’s Award for “Best Local DJ.” He has been nominated for “Best Local DJ” in the SF Weekly in both 2001 and 2003. He was the first DJ to play the Monterey Jazz Festival on their 50th Anniversary and was asked to return the following year. He has also been asked to spin the Quebec City Jazz Festival, and was again their first-ever DJ booking. He has compiled the Loose & Juicy collection for Vanguard Records, Viva CuBop 2 for Ubiquity Records and coordinated the reissue of Bobby Montez’s Jungle Fantastique for the same label. Vinnie spins a wide variety of music including roots reggae, jazz, hip hop, and soul to name only a few.