Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System meet Francois K & Deep Space LIVE @ Output

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Date(s) - 10/25/2017
9:00 pm


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Advance tickets on sale here through Resident Advisor. Follow the event on Facebook for important updates.  Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System at Francois K‘s Deep Space LIVE @ Output on newly built live stage and freshly tuned Funktion One sound system as part of the “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” new album tour and Dub Champions Festival.
Lee Scratch Perry Subatomic Sound System Output Brooklyn Deep Space Oct 25



NEW YORK, NY – On Wednesday, October 25 Deep Space the legendary NYC party, presents a live concert by Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System with resident dj François K. for the first time on a proper dub, Funktion One sound system at club Output in NYC.


After Lee “Scratch” Perry defined dub music with his seminal 1976 Super Ape concept album, the musical genius, at age 81, returns with Subatomic Sound System showing off a new style on a new album, Super Ape Returns to Conquer, which reincarnates the magic of Perry’s Black Ark studio in Jamaica, digging even deeper in classic Ethiopian horns & percussion, while reinvigorating the sound with beats for today’s music heads. Perry’s live concert with NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, known as a fluid combination of improvisational electronic and acoustic-based performance, will finally be fully realized on arguably the best club sound system in NYC, at club Output, which recently renovated its space to better accommodate live concerts. Subatomic is spearheaded by producer/instrumentalist/DJ Emch on the live dub mix and includes legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald and Troy  Shaka Simms (Brooklyn Gypsies) on saxophone.


After mentoring and producing Bob Marley at a turning point in his career, Perry went on to create a blueprint for where most music has arrived 41 years later.  Today it is commonplace for a producer to be considered an artist, work from a home studio, sample and remix existing songs, and have the beat and bassline at the forefront of the song, perhaps replacing singing with rhythmic talking or with echoes and effects and no vocals at all.  In 1976, it was unheard of, and even unacceptable, but Perry did it.


Subatomic Sound System first worked with Perry in 2007 doing a series of dubstep remixes for Dubblestandart. Subatomic also produced music involving David Lynch, Anthony B, Elephant Man, Ari Up of The Slits, and more.  At the forefront of dub music’s renaissance, Subatomic founded the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, toured worldwide with Perry, performing at major festivals including Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, Ableton Loop Berlin, SummerStage, Ozora and more.