Lee “Scratch" Perry + Subatomic Sound System

Lee “Scratch" Perry + Subatomic Sound System

Subatomic Sound System

Sat, January 27, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Eccentric producer and Grammy winning reggae & dub artist "Lee “Scratch” Perry" celebrates his 80th year on earth and 40th anniversary of his landmark album "Super Ape"

Lee "Scratch" Perry will perform the Super Ape album in its entirety with NYC's Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from Perry's Black Ark era recordings. They will also perform brand new music like their latest single "Black Ark Vampires" and other classics from Perry's work with the likes of Bob Marley & Max Romeo.

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System's new release "Black Ark Vampires" is currently topping charts http://bit.ly/BAVss

Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven "artist-producer" in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Born in Jamaica in 1936, Lee Perry began in the music business in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. His first single "People Funny Boy" in 1968 was notable for its innovative use of sampling as well as a fast, chugging beat that would soon become identifiable as "reggae". Concurrent with his own releases with the Upsetters, Perry produced numerous reggae artists at his Black Ark studio, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.

After his famed Black Ark Studio was consumed by fire, Perry took refuge in England and the U.S., performing live and making records with collaborators from a wide range of musical genres, all artists who had been inspired by his innovative work: British dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, punk legends The Clash and Public Image, rap innovators the Beastie Boys, and in recent years the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, Funkadelic's George Clinton, rocker Andrew W.K., electronic artists like The Orb, and of course NYC bass music specialists Subatomic Sound System who back in 2007 collaborated with Dubblestandart on Scratch's first dubstep remixes.

For over six years in the USA, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch's go to band for bringing his Black Ark Studio sound live to the stage, a unique hybrid configuration that brings together a handful of live musicians like veteran Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald with computers and live dub mixing of classic recordings as well as brand new sounds Scratch hears from outer space. Lee “Scratch” Perry, now into his sixth decade as a pop-music provocateur, has few peers when it comes to fresh ideas and their implementation. He remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects.

Watch this playlist of Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System starting War Ina Babylon at Coachella 2013: https://youtu.be/CvUswefcglU?list=PLrSutf-KvSF4UTRF4-_nv7g7LWaQttO8F
Subatomic Sound System
Subatomic Sound System
Founded at the turn of the millennium, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System has built a rep worldwide for genre bending dubwise productions, explosive shows, and breaking down barriers with positive conscious messages and their unique adaptation of 1970’s Jamaican sound system culture and analog dub reggae studio techniques to current bass music genres, digital technology, and live performances. A record label (Subatomic Sound), DJ/production crew (Subatomic Sound System), live band (regularly touring with Lee Scratch Perry), and event promoters (founders of Dub Champions Festival), the Subatomic Sound crew is at work in NYC on every level. Spearheaded by Emch as producer, DJ, and musician, Subatomic Sound releases span from dub to dubstep and everything bass heavy in between.

A few of Subatomic Sound System's contributions to music history include their wild collaboration with Dubblestandart to produce dub reggae innovator Lee Scratch Perry's first dubstep tracks, eclectic collaborations with icons like filmmaker David Lynch, Prince Far-i, & UK punk pioneer Ari Up of the Slits as well as unusual electronic projects with new school reggae torchbearers like Anthony B, Elephant Man, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and Dubblestandart. For years, Subatomic Sound Radio blastedd out to a footprint of 11 million terrestrial listeners in the greater NYC area on KEXP's Mo-Glo broadcast on Radio New York, 91.5fm and can now be found on the internet and podcast from BrooklynRadio.com

Subatomic Sound System has performed throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe, Asia and Russia including recent shows at Coachella & Red Bull Music Academy.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com