Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City! Subatomic Sound System debuts in Mexico this weekend headlining the Gozadero DJ stage on the final night of the festival, this Sunday 21:40-23:10 directly after our amigos Sanchez Dub & BN Loco. Subatomic Sound System w/ Emch on the beats and dub mix plus Screechy Dan and Talia Bentson on the mics 21:30-23:10. Also, Sanchez Dub & B.N. Loco 20:20-21:30. En la carpa Gozadero @VivelatinoMx Domingo March 15 8:30 pm!!! Check the event info on Facebook. http://www.vivelatino.com.mx/
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.
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.
UPDATE New mixes also available 3/18/2016 on Black Ark Vampires digital EP.
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System “Black Ark Vampires” limited edition vinyl 45 debuted Nov. 4. 2014 on Juno Records, #1 in dub, #1 in reggae, and broke the top #100 in all music before selling out on the site (more copies on the way). It premiered for Halloween on Brooklyn based Jamaican culture site Large Up and received an overwhelming response. Buy it directly from Crosstalk Distribution (US), Juno Records (UK) (who ship worldwide), Jetset (Japan) and many other fine record stores around the globe.
On “Black Ark Vampires”, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System have crafted a throbbing sound-man tune propelled by subsonic bass, bubbling skanks, and pulsing beats that balance the murky and mystical vibes of Perry’s classic Jamaican dub reggae recordings with the flammable energy and subsonic vibrations of current electronic bass music, fine tuning a recipe that they have slow cooked throughout their last four years of U.S. tours spreading authentic dub to a new generation in places like Coachella, Dub Champions Festival, and Red Bull Music Academy.
New 7″ Vinyl: Dubiterian remixes Anthony B, Subatomic Sound System, & Nomadic Wax NYC-2-Africa riddim
This vinyl available from Crosstalk, Reggae Record, Juno, and more.
The second 45 in Subatomic Sound’s new limited edition sound system vinyl series, SS028 “Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk” features a previously unreleased remix of the Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax “NYC-2-Africa” riddim by Brazilian producer Dubiterian with Anthony B’s blistering “Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk” vocal burning up the A-side plus a dubwise version on the B-side. Recorded and produced across Senegal, Jamaica, New York City, and Brazil, this tune packs a heavyweight energy that has been igniting the dance in Subatomic Sound System sets worldwide over the past year. Now available as a 7″ vinyl exclusive! Selectors get this one in your record bag. “Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk” boasts the most big remixes of any tune on the Subatomic Sound label. Check the digital remix release for more versions.
The fourth annual Dub Champions Festival returns to New York City 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, and art openings 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 four years ago developing a week long festival here in the city that has included NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, as well as expanded to Europe over the past two years and debuted this year on the West Coast in California. Artists, events, and info below the cut…
“Jah is Coming” is a bass charging 140BPM rootical dubwise UK steppers style cut inspired by classic Roots Radics and Scientist production in Jamaica in the late 70s. NYC’s Subatomic Sound System & Washington DC’s Thomas Blondet recreated the vibes for 2014 using a balance of analog and digital production that keeps DJs and global sound system culture in mind, inspired by the high energy spiritual steppers reflips of reggae anthems popularized by conscious sound legends like Jah Shaka. The tune has been a staple dubplate in Subatomic Sound System DJ sets on tours worldwide over the past two years and is sound system tested with subsonic sine wave bass and peak time jackhammer drums guaranteed to smash the dancehall. Though heavy on the reggae, the tempo makes it DJ friendly for roots minded dubstep selectors to easily flip into their sets as well.
“Dubbing on the Moon” on the B side is a pulsing roots dub driven by a thunderous bassline built on Subatomic Sound System’s original reggae rockers riddim “Our Father, Our King” produced and dubbed in a Jamaican style that nods heavily to the masterful Scientist “Curse of the Vampires” era dubs from Channel One Studio. The riddim is the basis for several Subatomic Sound System tunes including “Our Father, Our King (Middle East dub)” (based on the traditional tune Avinu Malkeinu) and their relick of the big tune by The Police “Walking on The Moon”, both of which are incorporated in this version. Amon of Analog Players Society is on percussion & Rhiannon on vocals.
LA, Friday, July 11 new date & venue for Dub Champions Festival finale: Jahdan, Subatomic Sound, Roommate, Babylon System, Dub Siren HiFi, & more
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.
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
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
Subatomic Sound System joins Adrian Sherwood, Daddy Freddy, & Ital Horns on Saturday at Shanty Town, UK
Vibes were off the hook when Emch from Subatomic Sound System (NYC) joined Adrian Sherwood, Daddy Freddy, and Ital Horns @ the new On-U Sound hideout known as Shanty Town on the coast of England, a secret location in underground WWII train & ammunition tunnels. Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9pm-2am.
3 DAY’S / 5 ARENA’S OF DUB, REGGAE, ROOTS & BASS MUSIC
Subatomic Sound System is proud to be invited to the United Nations… of DUB! March 28-30. Lineup is gigantic! 5 arenas of dub & bass music including icons like Jah Shaka Sound System, Adrian Sherwood, Alpha & Omega, Aba Shanti Ites, Iration Steppas Official, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Twilight Circus, O.B.F Sound System, Blackboard Jungle and tons more. Join event and find ticket info on Facebook