Print your Super Ape mask for Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System 40th anniversary tour

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Join Lee “Scratch” Perry’s magic show! Click the image below to download & print this ape mask. Cut it out and wear it to the 40th anniversary Super Ape album tour with Lee Scratch Perry crossing the USA, Canada, and Europe between now and the end of 2016. Friday May 13 in Montreal, Saturday May 14 in Toronto, June throughout California. Tag your photos #SuperApe #LeeScratchPerry #SubatomicSoundSystem

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The 1976 Super Ape album is one of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s crowning achievements from his Black Ark studio productions, one of dub reggae’s most popular albums, and has never before been performed live until this tour that began with the USA Dub Champions Festival and Kickstarter campaign to build a giant inflatable ape. Here are some live videos from the tour and here is a feature from Wax Poetics magazine going bananas for Super Ape. [Read more...]

Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan at Francois K’s Deep Space party at Cielo in NYC

Subatomic Sound System Deep Space Cielo May 22 2016
‪New York City, Sunday 5/22. Emch from Subatomic Sound System returns to Cielo to celebrate his new Lee “Scratch” Perry ‪#‎BlackArkVampires‬ release. Original dancehall don Screechy Dan special guests on the mic for a journey with Subatomic from the roots of reggae to dancehall to next phase of electronic bass and dub. All this on a world class Funktion-One sound system at François K’s epic Deep Space party, newly relocated to Sundays at Cielo 8p-2a! Don’t miss this one!

Join the event on Facebook for more! Share it with your people. Promo mix coming soon. Here is a Subatomic roots mix from Dub Mission’s 1000th event. Check Subatomic Sound releases on the Subatomic Sound Soundcloud page

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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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Brooklyn Bowl! The Skatalites & Subatomic Sound System this Saturday May 9

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Brooklyn! We’re back! Legendary Jamaican ska pioneers The Skatalites (50 years deep as a band!) meet NYC dub and bass specialists Subatomic Sound System this Saturday May 9 at Brooklyn Bowl. We are just back from a southern tour with Lee Scratch Perry and we can guarantee the vibes will be way up. Last show together sold out so so cop advance tickets now. Join up on Facebook and use the links above this post to please spread it on social media. Check out some sounds after the cut…
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Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System “Black Ark Vampires” limited edition 45 vinyl

SS029  Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System  "Black Ark Vampires" vinyl 7" 45

UPDATE New mixes also available 3/18/2016 on Black Ark Vampires digital EP.

Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System “Black Ark Vampires” limited edition vinyl 45 debuted Nov. 4. 2014 on Juno Records, #1 in dub, #1 in reggae, and broke the top #100 in all music before selling out on the site (more copies on the way).  It premiered for Halloween on Brooklyn based Jamaican culture site Large Up  and received an overwhelming response.  Buy it directly from Crosstalk Distribution (US), Juno Records (UK) (who ship worldwide), Jetset (Japan) and many other fine record stores around the globe.

On “Black Ark Vampires”, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System have crafted a throbbing sound-man tune propelled by subsonic bass, bubbling skanks, and pulsing beats that balance the murky and mystical vibes of Perry’s classic Jamaican dub reggae recordings with the flammable energy and subsonic vibrations of current electronic bass music, fine tuning a recipe that they have slow cooked throughout their last four years of U.S. tours spreading authentic dub to a new generation in places like Coachella, Dub Champions Festival, and Red Bull Music Academy.
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Dub Champions Festival 2014 East Coast NYC & DC Sept 22-26, Oct 2 & 8

Dub Champions Festival 2014 NYC & Washington DC

The fourth annual Dub Champions Festival returns to New York City to celebrate the influential style known as dub, from the reggae roots to the future of electronic bass music, featuring one of a kind performances, educational workshops, and art openings by the legendary artists from Jamaica who invented dub as well as the latest innovators from around the globe who have continued to push the influential style forward in electronic music and beyond. NYC label Subatomic Sound began the mission four years ago developing a week long festival here in the city that has included NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, as well as expanded to Europe over the past two years and debuted this year on the West Coast in California. Artists, events, and info below the cut…

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Subatomic Sound System joins Adrian Sherwood, Daddy Freddy, & Ital Horns on Saturday at Shanty Town, UK

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Vibes were off the hook when Emch from Subatomic Sound System (NYC) joined Adrian Sherwood, Daddy Freddy, and Ital Horns @ the new On-U Sound hideout known as Shanty Town on the coast of England, a secret location in underground WWII train & ammunition tunnels. Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9pm-2am.
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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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Sun 9/23 – Lee Scratch Perry: Dub Champion from the Black Ark to Brooklyn w/Subatomic Sound System, Dre Skull, & Sinkane

The original upsetter, Lee Scratch Perry, backed by Subatomic Sound System. Advance tickets available here

Presented by JLL in association with Dub Champions Festival

Opening sets by special guests Dre Skull (Mixpak records label boss & producer of the latest Vybz Kartel full length) and newly signed DFA records artist Sinkane from Africa.

Dub Champions festival runs from September 20-24 in NYC! Check the full lineup including , Lee Scratch Perry, Clive Chin’s Augustus Pablo tribute, Kode9, Appleblim and more. Sign up to get all the festival details and check the full lineup from 9/20-24 at: www.DubChampions.com

Whether you consider him genius or madman, 76 yr old Grammy winning, dub reggae inventor is one of the most dynamic characters in music history. Considered by many as the creator of both reggae and dub, he was a mentor to Bob Marley, co-writing and recording some of his greatest work. Check his original recordings of Bob Marley’s “Sun is Shining” or “Kaya” as an example. Constantly pushing boundaries, he has worked with the Beastie Boys, recently recorded an album with rave pioneers, The Orb, and toured the US backed by electronic based dubstep crew Subatomic Sound System, working in samples of his classic Black Ark studio recordings over bass heavy dubstep influenced beats.

Lee Scratch Perry: From Dub To Dubstep