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

Subatomic Sound System in the studio with Lee Scratch Perry & Adrian Sherwood

Event Participant - PerformanceSubatomic Sound System has had a crazy year so far, reaching from NYC to India with Dubblestandart then to Europe for the debut of our Dub Champions Festival in Vienna then back to the US for a tour with Lee “Scratch” Perry (including two massive shows at Coachella) then back to Europe then back to NYC finally for a massive show at Red Bull Music Academy featuring a performance by Lee Scratch Perry, Adrian Sherwood, and Subatomic Sound System  with an all star line up featuring Black Ark veteran Larry McDonald on percussion, Dubblestandart’s Paul Zasky on bass, the Dub Select Horns, and very special guest Addis Pablo, son of Augustus Pablo, on melodica. While in NYC we ended up in a limousine for a project with Dubspot music school that deposited us at The Hook Studio in Brooklyn for a heavyweight recording session with Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System plus Adrian Sherwood up in there making sure everything went according to plan. Check below the cut for videos of the shows and pics from the studio.
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Dub Champions Festival hits Vienna 5-7 Feb: Lee Scratch Perry, Adrian Sherwood, Dubblestandart, Jahtari, Stereotyp, & more

After two years of massive dub festivals in NYC, Subatomic Sound’s Dub Champions Festival hits Vienna 5-7 February. Dub from its reggae roots to future bass music with the world’s greatest: Lee Scratch Perry, Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound), Jahtari, Dubblestandart, Stereotyp & more:  www.DubChampions.com   Follow the festival action on Twitter and Facebook.  Click more for the full schedule below…

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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

9/20-24 — Dub Champions Festival in NYC: Scientist & Roots Radics, Lee Perry, Kode9, Appleblim & more

We would like to introduce you to DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL 2012, September 20-24, the most ambitious Subatomic Sound project yet, from the reggae roots of dub to the future of bass music, a five day excursion from the past to future of dub history & influence featuring the the world’s greatest dub inventors and innovators: Scientist & The Roots Radics, Lee Scratch Perry, Kode9, Clive Chin, Appleblim & more.   Sign up at www.DubChampions.com for more details and event discount.

RSVP of Dub Champions Festival 9/20-24 on Facebook! Check the full schedule of performance and education events below:

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2012-5-16—26 Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System, U.S. Tour

In the East, the Mid-West, and out far West.  Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System. Info, tickets, & links below…

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Subatomic Sound System meets Lee Scratch Perry & Ari Up of the Slits (7″ vinyl)

SS014 Lee Scratch Perry & Ari Up

A #1 on Ernie B’s vinyl charts. First time and only time Ari Up of the Slits and Lee Scratch Perry appear on record together! Sadly this would be the last record released during Ari’s lifetime and one of her final recordings. These tracks bring together two eccentric legends doing what they do best on some of Scratch’s classic 70s dub vibes that Subatomic Sound System pushes into the future rootical dubstep realm.   LIMITED EDITION 7″ VINYL EXCLUSIVE OUT NOW IN THE USA, EUROPE, & JAPAN


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Lee “Scratch” Perry – Blackboard Jungle Vol 2: Respect My Sh*t

“Respect my shit!” Dub inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry in dubstep, a dark wobbly version that follows up on the rootical, dancehall dubstep version that set it off. Also available on 12″ vinyl, with alternate mixes and additional exclusives. Subatomic Sound System & Dubblestandart with Lee Scratch Perry & Jahdan Blakkamoore. The combination is explosive!

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Dubblestandart meets David Lynch & Lee Scratch Perry “Chrome Optimism” remixes

“I got into sort of… cosmic explosions. Euphoric, chrome optimism.” – David Lynch
“Hello, Hell is very low, and Heaven is very, very high” – Lee Scratch Perry

Following up the vinyl release, Subatomic Sound drops the full length digital album with remixes covering dub and dubstep of course, but also less expected twists on dubwise bass heavy sounds like tropical, electro, 2step/garage, minimal tech, and ambient dub. The remixers include top new producers of these genres from the USA: Antiserum, Dub Gabriel and Kush Arora from SF and Dave Q, Liondub, Subatomic Sound System, Ming, & April White from NYC, as well as Tony Dubshot out of the Netherlands and Dubblestandart from Vienna.

The music video was shot in Death Valley, California by Tokiori…
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Dubblestandart, Lee Scratch Perry, & Prince Far-I : Iron Devil (12″)

Subatomic Sound released Lee Scratch Perry and Prince Far-I’s first dubstep tracks on this limited edition, hand stampled vinyl exclusive from Dubblestandart with dubstep remixes from Subatomic Sound System and Tom Watson. Subatomic Sound’s first vinyl label release sold out in two weeks but can still be tracked down by collectors on Discogs where copies are traded. A subset of those records featured vintage Jamaican records sleeves with original artwork seen below.

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