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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Subatomic Sound System in Seattle and beyond

Subatomic Sound System’s Emch touches down in  Seattle this week for shows on 11/25 & 11/26 with raggamuffin MC Mista Chatman.  Expect it to be heavy on the dub, reggae, and dancehall vibes with a signature Subatomic bass music twist in the mix. These will be the last U.S. dates of 2012 for Subatomic Sound before heading to Europe & India for shows with Dubblestandart, Lee Scratch Perry, Julian Marley, Delhi Sultanate, and more.

11/25 Sunday @ The Capitol Club / Island Vibes Party

11/26 Monday @ Lo Fi Performance Gallery / Jam Jam Party

You can tune into the archive of an interview with Emch (during the third hour of the show) & the debut of new Subatomic Sound music on KEXP radio in Seattle on 11/20