Dub Champions Festival Sept 17-24: NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia with Lee Scratch Perry

Dub Champions Festival 2013 USA Program

Subatomic Sound presents the third annual Dub Champions Festival: 3 cities, 9 events, and 30+ artists. Get involved! Details below. Check the Facebook and Twitter for running action. Full events details list here on Facebook.  On Instagram tag your pics with #DubChampions.

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Subatomic Sound teams up with Descent for Dub Champions Festival 9/17 Launch & 9/24 After Party @TheDelancey

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Subatomic Sound teams up with Descent to present the Dub Champions Festival launch on September 17 & after party on September 24.   Descent is a NYC weekly dedicated to deepening bass culture in New York & beyond, building the future frequencies of NYC with every Tuesday night.  The launch will feature seminal NYC DJs  and musicians pushing forward dub sounds, including Liondub (Liondub International), TrueNature (Reconstrvct, 4th Temple), DJ Kiva (Adios Babylon) and more.  Check below for details…

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Dub Champions Festival Expands to Three US Cities this September: DC, Philadelphia, and NYC

DubChampBannerUSAdatesLee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System w/special guest Addis Pablo (son of Augustus Pablo)
Sherwood & Pinch (exclusive US debut)
+ more to be announced

DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL

After two years of ground breaking events, Dub Champions Festival returns home to the USA 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 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 three years ago developing a week long festival here in the city and has since debuted it in Europe and this year will expand to include NYC, Washington DC, & Philadelphia from September 19-23.

Like the festival on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DubChampions

Mon 9/24 – Dub Champions Festival: KODE9, Appleblim, & Francois K, From Hyperdub to Deep Space

Sign up to get all the festival details and check the full lineup at: www.DubChampions.com

Deep Space in association with Dub Champions Festival presents

9/24 Kode9, Appleblim and François K.
$15 Advance tickets on sale now
$25 cash at the door

Two of the UK’s dubstep pioneers and most aggressive innovators now are pushing the sound of dub and bass beyond genre definition. Find out what that means when they meet the one and only Francois K at his world famous dub inspired Deep Space party. Kode9 founded the Hyperdub label, home to one of the first chart topping dubstep artists, Burial, as well as the Brainfeeder label with LA’s Flying Lotus. Appleblim’s Skull Disco releases were a cornerstone of early dubstep, characteristic of the wide range of creativity the genre was known for in its early years.

Deep Space is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident dj François K. live on the mixingboard.

Kode9 BIO:

Kode9 vibrates parts other DJs can only dream of. His DJ sets and radio shows helped spread the early dubstep sound internationally, but his sets now weave together an unpredictable, bass heavy mix of house, garage, dubstep, grime, footwork, hip hop, r&b and techno.

Originally from Glasgow, but based in South London since 2000, Kode9 set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, infamous for unleashing artists such as Burial (and countless others) on the world. He has recorded 2 albums of his own with vocalist Spaceape; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010) and released 2 DJ mix compilation, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006) and DJ Kicks (K7 2011). Kode9 has also released tracks on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, and remixed for Lee Scratch Perry for On U Sound, the Junior Boys for Domino, Battles for Warp, and Dabrye Feat. Doom for Ghostly.

For 5years, he hosted the weekly Fwd>> show on Rinse FM, London’s leading pirate radio station, and was one of the rotating DJs at DMZ, and Fwd>>, the seminal early dubstep nights in London. He now co-hosts the Hyperdub monthly show on Rinse FM with Scratcha DVA.

Kode9 has performed at Sonar Festival, Sonar Tokyo, Mutek, Glastonbury, Unsound, Melt and Coachella as well are gracing clubs nights across Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia & New Zealand and South Africa with his unique selection skills.
APPLEBLIM BIO
Appleblim came to light running and releasing on the now defunct Skull Disco with Shackleton. Having been regulars at FWD>> from late 2002, then the only place you could hear dubstep, they were inspired by the likes of Digital Mystikz, Youngsta, D1 & Skream, to set up Skull Disco to release their own efforts at production. After the success of their vinyl only singles, the label went on to achieve more success with their popular CD compilations Soundboy Punishments 1 & 2.

With more and more DJs opening up to their sound after Ricardo Villalobos famously opening his sets with pitched-down Shackleton tracks, the label went from strength to strength when they released Vilalobos’s epic 18 minute remix of ‘Blood On My Hands’ , which many saw as a meeting of the dubstep and techno worlds (although Appleblim & Shackleton would just say was a good tune!).

In the meantime, Appleblim was asked by FWD>> boss Sarah to do some warm up sets at the influential dubstep and future music club. After seeing how his sets went down there she asked him to mix the 6th installment of Tempa’s genre-defining mix series Dubstep Allstars. The mix garnered rave reviews in the dance music press, featuring in many Top 10s of the year, and even appearing in Resident Advisors forthcoming Top 20 mixes of the decade.
When he and Shackleton decided to fold Skull Disco on a high, Appleblim went about setting up Apple Pips – an outlet for some of the amazing music that he was getting passed and playing round the world.. The label debuted with Martyn’s ‘Suburbia’ and has since released genre shattering tracks by Brackles, Instra:mental, Ramadanman, Al Tourettes, Greena, Jus Wan & Brendon Moeller.

Concentrating mainly on collaborations with Ramadanman, Geiom, Komonazmuk & Al Tourettes, Appleblim has gained a name for truly interesting and challenging remixes of Brendon Moeller, The Black Ghosts, and Planetary Assault Systems for reknowned labels such as Wave Music, Southern Fried, & Ostgut Ton. Apple Pips continues to release quality electronic dance music of all genres, with a concentration on more upcoming Bristol based talent as well as tracks from talented producers round the world.

no dress code – just an open mind

Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
A C E 1 9 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID

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

Thur 9/20 – Dub Champions Festival warm up! Deadly Dragon’s Downtown Top Ranking, Dubwise!

The Dub Champions festival warms up on the first night with a NYC institution: Deadly Dragon Sound‘s weekly rub-a-dub party, right around the corner from the Deadly Dragon record shop: all vinyl selectors (aka DJs) with DJs (aka MCs) rocking the mic, preserving the Jamaican sound system culture from which dub originally evolved. Always expect surprise guests. Vibes come correct. ADMISSION IS FREE!

Scratch Famous
Queen Majesty
Selector JD and Mr. K.

JD Ranking & special guests pon di mic!

Sign up to get details for all the Dub Champions Festival events, the full lineup from September 20-24 at: www.DubChampions.com

Get yourself in a dubwise state of mind for the rest of the festival events.  RSVP on Facebook.

9/21 Dub Champions! Scientist & The Roots Radics Rid NY of the Evil Curse of the Vampires

Undisputable truth:  Scientist + Roots Radics band = JAMAICAN DUB HISTORY. Live in NYC on Friday 9/21, peforming their most classic album w/ very special guest vocalist Johnny Osbourne and more at BB Kings. Opening night of the Dub Champions Festival. Special limited discount advance tickets available now! Keep reading for more on these artists, their music and its worldwide influence…

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