Artist: Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax feat Anthony B, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and more
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…
where three Brasilian based top ranking producers reimagine the tracks from their unique perspective. NYC-2-Africa riddim was written and recorded in New York City, USA; Dakar, Senegal; and Kingston, Jamaica; tracing the roots of African rhythm through Jamaican dubwise dancehall reggae and NYC hip hop. Vocals by Anthony B and Jahdan Blakkamoore. Music written and produced by Emch and Benny Beats. Brazilian based producers Victor Rice, Maga Bo, and Buguinha Dub continue the musical diaspora with these dubs and mixes. Mastered by Emch at the Subatomic Sound Lab, NYC. Original songs released on the NYC-2-Africa riddim EP and remixed for the Anthony B “Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk” remix release.
THE ARTISTS: Anthony B (Jamaica) & Jahdan Blakkamoore (Brooklyn/Guyana) are two of the world’s most exciting conscious dancehall & roots reggae vocalists. Spearhead by producer, DJ, and instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is leading a dub music renaissance, founders of the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, 5 years acting as the live band for legend Lee “Scratch” Perry on tours including Coachella & Red Bull Music Academy; plus independently touring North America, Europe, and Asia, and for a decade producing flavors ranging from classic dub to dancehall to dubstep. Nomadic Wax is a Brooklyn based hip hop label led by drummer/producer Benny Beats, originally planned to focus on African music but later expanded to produce documentary films like “Democracy in Dakar” linking politics and music, as well as producing events like the International Hip Hop festival in New Haven, Connecticut. Victor Rice operates from Total Running Time studios in Sao Paulo while Maga Bo & Buguinha are located in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
THE SUBATOMIC SOUND LABEL: Subatomic Sound specializes in releases that push the envelope of dub, reggae, & dancehall in the context of electronic bass music through forward sounding productions and unlikely collaborations with icons such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, David Lynch, Anthony B, Elephant Man, Ari Up of The Slits, as well as new school torchbearers like Dubblestandart, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Dub Gabriel, and many more. Subatomic Sound actively produces events and founded the annual Dub Champions Festival running 5 years in the USA and Europe. Subatomic Sound Radio airs on Brooklyn Radio and for three years ran on KEXP’s Radio New York, 91.5FM broadcast which transmitted to a footprint of 11 million listeners.