Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System “Blackboard Jungle Dub” 45th Anniversary Tour

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System, Emch

photo by John Shore

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM
45th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES OF “BLACKBOARD JUNGLE DUB” + MORE
1st dub album in history, live for the 1st time!

presented by Dub Champions Festival

Beginning October 12-31, 2018 and continuing in February 2019 across North America (including Saturday Feb 9 at One Love Cali fest in Long Beach)
For complete tour schedule visit: www.SubatomicSound.com/events  Sign up on our mailing list to hear about new dates being added in the future and receive an exclusive promo tour mixtape.

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Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, the world’s first dub album. Scratch, now 82 years young, will embark on a tour across North America performing his 1973 studio masterpiece live in its entirety for the first time, aided by the technology of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era recordings. For the past 8 years, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for re-creating the Black Ark sound live on stage. They will also perform music from their album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” ( http://bit.ly/SS033s ) which topped both reggae and electronic charts in 2018, plus singles like “Black Ark Vampires” (http://bit.ly/BAVss ) and classics from Perry’s work with the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and many more. Perry’s Blackboard Jungle album includes dub remixes of hit songs he co-wrote with Bob Marley, “Kaya” & “Keep On Movin”, as well as other big tunes from The Wailers and Junior Byles. Kaya turned out to be Marley’s most successful album of his career and celebrated its own anniversary with a massive festival earlier this year.  Keep reading for dates and details…
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Sting & Shaggy “Morning is Coming” Subatomic Sound System official dub remix

Sting & Shaggy "Morning is Coming" dub remix

Subatomic Sound System was asked to remix the single from Sting & Shaggy‘s new album.  Love it up…

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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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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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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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