Lee Scratch Perry Performs His Classic Super Ape Album at Brooklyn Bowl w/ Subatomic Sound

On Thursday, Oct 1st Subatomic Sound and Lee Scratch Perry will celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Super Ape” by performing the album live at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Lee Scratch Perry

On Thursday, Oct 1st at Brooklyn Bowl Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System will perform at their final show of a month-long tour across the USA. The duo has been performing live one of Scratch Perry’s most legendary dub albums “Super Ape” for the 5th annual Dub Champions Festival US tour, which Dubspot has supported since day one. Perry has been backed by Emch of Subatomic Sound System, a Dubspot Ableton, DJ, and Music Foundations instructor. Emch, who for the past five years has assembled a hybrid group of seasoned live musicians such as the original Black Ark percussionist legend, Larry McDonald. In addition, Emch creates the musical foundation of the show with different electronics to recreate Perry’s Black Ark studio sound live on stage. Armed with a DS1 Livid Dubspot mixer, Ableton Live and Push, Emch mixes and performs melodica the whole night.

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System “SuperApe” Dub Champions Festival tour @ DUB CLUB

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About Dub Champions Festival

Dub Champions

Subatomic Sound presents the 5th annual Dub Champions Festival, 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.

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 and every continent worldwide. The festival is produced in cooperation with local regional promoters and Dubspot electronic music school and SubPac tactile bass equipment. The festival happens annually in different regions: September & October in the Eastern USA in New York City and across the northeast; September in Western USA in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and more; and February in Europe in Vienna, Amsterdam, Linz with more cities to come.

About Subatomic Sound System

Lee Scratch Perry

Emch is Perry’s bandleader, supporting  for the past 5 years with his group Subatomic Sound System, and founder of Dub Champions Festival. He is also a Dubspot instructor teaching production with Ableton Live, Music Foundations, and DJing.

NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is a tightrope between the reggae roots of dub and the future of bass music. Subatomic Sound System performs as either a DJ, live electronic act, or complete band and is spearheaded by Emch, founder of Dub Champions Festival and the Subatomic Sound label, producer, DJ, musician, Brooklyn Radio host, label manager for Kingston-based People’s Records JA, Dubspot music instructor, and promoter. After collaborating with Dubblestandart in 2008 to produce Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s first dubstep tracks, numerous projects followed and Subatomic Sound System, with a unique blend of live instruments and electronics, has become Scratch’s go-to band for reinventing the Black Ark vibes on recent tours, including his 2013 Coachella & RBMA appearances. Subatomic Sound System has released a string of chart topping productions, remixes, and releases include collaborations with icons like Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Elephant Man, filmmaker David Lynch, Anthony B, and Ari Up, as well as next-generation pioneers like Jahdan Blakkamoore, Stereotyp, Frikstailers, Dub Gabriel, and many more.

Emch founded the Dub Champions Festival five years ago with the goal of promoting dub music from the reggae roots in Jamaica to the global spread of dubstep and future electronic bass music. The festival features include performances and education events from legendary masters as well as new-school pioneers. There are also featured workshops and events at Dubspot hosted by the likes of Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Pinch, Lee Perry, and more.



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