New Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System album & upcoming shows

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MOJO magazine previewed the new Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” that we recorded in NYC, Jamaica, in the ocean, and on tour — which is finally dropping at the end of the summer 2017.That’s why we’ve been so quiet on the website! It’s been loud in the studio!  Pre-order the CD and limited edition vinyl from Forced Exposure or Juno UK before it’s gone!  Thanks to everyone who came out to the recent California tour dates and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival performance. Subatomic Sound System will be back east in NYC and Washington DC in late July (check the calendar on your right) for some performances previewing the new album then lookout for a tour October 24-November 5 and some special events around Dub Champions Festival coming in September and October 2017.

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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Word Sound Power “Discipline” featuring Delhi Sultanate | OUT NOW!

SS032 Word Sound Power Discipline featuring Delhi Sultanate

Subatomic Sound is proud to present new music from Word Sound Power: “Discipline” featuring Delhi Sultanate. Industrial strength dancehall reggae from the concrete jungles of India with deep vocals, political lyrics, heavy resonating bass lines, and horn blasts sampled from the trunks of elephants. Out now on Beatport, Juno, iTunes, Reggae Record, Spotify, and wherever music can be found.
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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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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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NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil remix EP digital release out now!

Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil

Artist: Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax feat Anthony B, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and more
Title: “NYC-2-Africa-2-Brasil”
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…
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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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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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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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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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