Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System live videos from KEXP

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System at KEXP
Check out the full 40 minute video of Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System (or edits of the songs Black Ark Vampires, I am a MadmanDread Lion, and Happy Birthday) at the KEXP radio studios in Seattle performing in their unique style juxtaposing live instruments and sound system dub mixing. Scratch & the Subatomic crew with Emch on the mix & melodica, Larry McDonald on percussion, and Troy on sax stopped by during the Dub Champions Festival tour after a sold out Super Ape 40th anniversary album performance in Seattle Sept 17, 2016.
photo by NataWorry

We perform four songs and you can check each song individually below: Our new single Black Ark Vampires, Perry’s classic I am a Madman with an Ethiopian jazz twist, Dread Lion because we are on the 40th anniversary Super Ape album tour, and Lee’s favorite song Happy Birthday dubwise in honor of it also being Scratch’s 80th birthday tour.
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Tune in to audio & video of Dub Mission 1000th party w/Subatomic Sound System, DJ Sep and more for Dub Champions Festival

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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.

Subatomic Sound System Live Dub Set @ Dub Mission 1000 by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

“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…
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Subatomic Sound System in Portland for Dub Champions Festival with Mista Chatman, Signal PDX, Most Hi Sound, Zam Zam

Portland Subatomic Sound System, Dub Champions Festival, Analog Cafe & Theater

A NIGHT OF DUB, BASS, DANCEHALL, ROOTS & FUTURE!
Coming off a triumphant sold-out show backing dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry at the Star Theatre in early September, Subatomic Sound System returns for a solo gig for the Portland massive, accompanied by Seattle-based ragga MC Mista Chatman.

Joining the headliners will be some of Portland’s top selectors of dub, bass, dancehall and related genres, including
• E3 (ZamZam Sounds)
• Monkeytek (PDXINDUB)
• selectress instigatah (Most Hi Sound)
plus Signal resident DJs Saltfeend, Samizdat, Pouren and Shockman

Signal and Most Hi Sound are proud to present this landmark Dub Champions Festival 2015 event.

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Super Ape tour final show Thursday Oct 1 @Brooklyn Bowl with Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System

Lee Scratch Perry Super Ape Subatomic Sound System live

Super Ape fanatics!  Thank you for your support and we hope to see some of you this Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl for the final show of the US tour with Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System!  The 10 foot gorilla was a huge hit across the entire country this past month. Scroll down for some live videos.  People have also been printing their own ape masks and wearing them to the show (you can print an ape mask at www.DubChampions.com )

This is great stuff for Perry fanatics to hear him actually performing these classic Super Ape album tunes for the first time live. Please share!  Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System “Super Ape” album tour live preview

And here is another one: Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System perform “Dread Lion” live in Seattle https://youtu.be/OOH-44_rzxw

Super Ape Lee Scratch Perry Subatomic Sound System Dub Champions Festival

If you are an instagram user, please repost this square version of the tour flyer below the cut…

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Lee Scratch Perry needs giant Super Ape & more for Dub Champions Festival

Lee Scratch Perry Super Ape Dub Champions Festival
Final day of Kickstarter! Ends Thursday evening! To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Super Ape” album, one of the crowning achievements of dub and reggae produced at his Black Ark studio in Jamaica, Scratch will be performing the album for the first time ever live at Dub Champions Festival events across the USA this September and October. Check out the Kickstarter here! Bring this historic album to life and contribute towards:

  1. A giant inflatable gorilla to emulate the album art
  2. Including our full backing vocal and horn section throughout the tour [band members are currently based in NYC and LA]
  3. Animations of the album cover artwork

Please watch the video for more information on the project and history of Lee Perry. This Kickstarter is put on by Emch, founder of Dub Champions Festival and band leader of Subatomic Sound System, with the consent of Lee Perry. We have been supporting Scratch in the USA for the past 5 years. During that time, we have refined a combination of electronic elements and live instruments to represent Scratch’s Black Ark studio sound in a live environment. Word on the streets is that these are some of the best Scratch has ever done. Tour dates below the cut…

Super Ape will be performed at these Dub Champions Festival events.
Tue-Sep-01 Solano Beach CA @ Belly Up
Wed-Sep-02 Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex for Dub Club
Thu-Sep-03 San Francisco CA @ The Independent
Fri-Sep-04 Santa Cruz CA @ Moe’s Alley
Sat-Sep-05 Portland OR @ Star Theater
Tue-Sep-08 Kansas City MO @ The Riot Room
Wed-Sep-09 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sun-Sept-13 Austin TX @ The Flamingo
Mon-Sept-14 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
Thur-Sept-17 Black River Falls WI @ Infrasound Festival
Thurs- Oct-1 New York City @ Brooklyn Bowl
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Dub Champions Festival Europe 2015 lands in Vienna, Linz, Amsterdam: 5-14 February

Dub Champions Festival Europe 2015

DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL EUROPE 2015

VIENNA 5 + 7 FEB | LINZ 6 FEB | AMSTERDAM 8 + 12-14 FEB

3 CITIES | 9 EVENTS | 30+ ARTISTS

DUB MUSIC PERFORMANCES & EDUCATION EVENTS FROM THE REGGAE ROOTS TO THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC BASS MUSIC, FEATURING LEGENDARY DUB MASTERS AND SOUND REVOLUTIONARIES.

Follow as it unfolds: Website | Facebook | Twitter | #DubChampions on Instagram

Subatomic Sound presents the 3rd annual Dub Champions Festival Europe, a journey into the international musical phenomenon called “dub.” Characterized by heavy bass, drums, and the copious use of effects, producers become the artists and the mixing board becomes an instrument with this Jamaican art form.  The festival features both performances & educational workshops to exhibit how the music is created and has evolved from its 1970s, reggae roots to become a cornerstone of electronic bass music. Dub has also inspired countless genres from rap to rock to punk to dance music, and in the process has redefined the role of producer as artist. Advance ticket links for all events on the festival site and Facebook events for all 9 shows and workshops.

ABOUT DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL

Dub Champions Festival was founded in New York City by Subatomic Sound, and is dedicated to featuring the world’s greatest dub pioneers from Jamaica to every continent worldwide.  Our goal is to build a global network of artists and event promoters across generations who are committed to educating, preserving, and pushing forward the sound and tradition of dub music through high quality music and events. The European festival is produced in cooperation with our committed friends and family from Dubblestandart, Bunfire Squad, True Soldiers Productions, RAW, SubPac, and Dubspot.
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LA, Friday, July 11 new date & venue for Dub Champions Festival finale: Jahdan, Subatomic Sound, Roommate, Babylon System, Dub Siren HiFi, & more

Dub Champions Festival LA Friday July 11

LA, we deya! Dub Champions Festival final event has been rescheduled to Friday July 11 at a new and improved venue, Fais Do Do Ballroom.  Check the event on Facebook for details. Come early, stay late! Free workshop 8-9pm and party runs until afters hours 4am. Limited discount advance tickets available here.  Click below for full lineup and details.

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Dub Champions Festival West Coast debut 6/18-22 & 7/5 LA & San Francisco

Dub Champions Festival West Coast 2014 LA San Francisco

SUBATOMIC SOUND PRESENTS
DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL WEST COAST DEBUT
June 18, 19, 22 and July 5, 2014
Los Angeles & San Francisco

MUSIC PERFORMANCES & EDUCATION EVENTS FROM THE REGGAE ROOTS TO THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC BASS MUSIC WITH LEGENDARY DUB MASTERS AND SOUND REVOLUTIONARIES

CHECK DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL ON FACEBOOK, ON TWITTER, AND #DUBCHAMPIONS ON INSTAGRAM

This June & July, Subatomic Sound launches the first annual Dub Champions Festival on the west coast in Los Angeles & San Francisco. The events begin June 18 and end July 5. In LA, the festival includes performances at the legendary Dub Club @ Echoplex and at Los Globos with the Dub Siren HiFi custom built 16,000 watt Jamaican style sound system plus educational music workshops at the new Dubspot music production and DJ school opening this June in Hollywood. In San Francisco the festival includes a performance and workshop at the longest running dub event in the world, Dub Mission @ Elbo Room.

After three years in New York City and the North East and two years in Europe, Subatomic Sound is proud to present the 1st Annual Dub Champions Festival on the West Coast in cooperation with Dub Club @ The EchoPlex, Dub Siren Hi Fi, the new Dubspot music school in LA plus Dub Mission in San Francisco. The festival is several day journey into the international musical phenomenon known as “dub”, a musical style characterized by heavy bass, drums, and copious use of effects, where the producers become the artists and the mixing board becomes an instrument. The festival will include performances and educational workshops to exhibit how the music is created and how it has evolved from its roots in ‘70s Jamaica to become a cornerstone of electronic bass music. Dub is a major inspiration to artists across many genres including rap, rock, punk and dance music. Dub Champions Festival was founded in New York City by Emch of Subatomic Sound System and is dedicated to featuring the world’s greatest dub pioneers from Jamaica as well as current innovators on every continent. The festival has taken place in New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Vienna, Amsterdam, and now debuts in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

LIVE PERFORMANCES: SCIENTIST – ADRIAN SHERWOOD – MAD PROFESSOR – SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM – JAHDAN BLAKKAMOORE – ROOMMATE – THE LIONS – TOM CHASTEEN – DJ SEP – DUB SIREN HIFI SELECTAS – JEREMY SOLE – LOST CITY – GENERAL JAH MIKEY – ZVULOON DUB SYSTEM – BOSS HARMONY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
JUNE 18 DUB CLUB PARTY @ ECHOPLEX, LOS ANGELES
JUNE 19 MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOP @ DUBSPOT, LOS ANGELES
JUNE 22 DUB MISSION PARTY @ ELBO ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO
JULY 5 SOUND SYSTEM EDITION @ LOS GLOBOS, LOS ANGELES

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Dub Champions Festival Takeover on Red Light Radio in Amsterdam

Dub Champions Festival Red Light Radio takeover Brother Culture and Subatomic Sound System

For the Amsterdam debut of Dub Champions Festival 8 Feb 2014, True Soldiers Productions hosted a takeover of Red Light Radio broadcasting live from a former sex worker’s booth in the Red Light district featuring festival artists Twilight Circus, Emch of Subatomic Sound System (NYC festival founder), MC Brother Culture (UK), and Process Rebel. Tons of big tunes, interview with Twilight Circus about Mykal Rose, live improvised rub-a-dub by Subatomic & Culture at 1 hour 15 minutes, and track debuts from Process Rebel at 1 hour 37 min. The workshop and performance later that night featured all these artists plus Goth-Trad (Deep Medi, Tokyo) for a capacity crowd blowout at OT301.

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Dub Champions Festival Europe 6-8 Feb 2014

Dub Champions Festival Europe 6-8 Feb 2014

2 cities, 3 days, 20+ artists, and tons of dub echoes and bass! 6-8 Feb, Dub Champions Festival Europe returns in 2014 to Vienna 2/6 @ Fluc and 2/7 @ WUK and debuts in Amsterdam, Saturday, 8 Feb. Click here to view the full full festival program. Performances and educational events from the reggae roots of dub to the future of electronic bass music featuring legendary dub masters and sound revolutionaries.

Limited discount tickets available here for Amsterdam and Vienna.

Join the events on Facebook and share with others who love this music. Spread the word! Sign the mailing list here www.DubChampions.com and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/DubChampions
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