Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Soundsystem together live in Concert
A true living legend – producer, songwriter, businessman, singer and innovator Lee “Scratch” Perry is one of the central figures in the history and evolution of reggae and dub music.
Perry was the first producer to ever appear as an artist on an album cover, proving the creative capabilities of the studio as an art form itself. Producing music from his simple home studio, the Black Ark, and distributing most of it on his own independent Upsetter label, Perry inspired producers across all genres of music. In addition to his own trailblazing music, Lee Perry has produced hits for the Bob Marley & The Wailers, Junior Byles, Max Romeo, the Heptones, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Murvin, and The Clash.
NYC’s Subatomic Sound System has built a reputation worldwide for explosive shows and genre bending production with their unique adaptation of 1970’s Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae studio techniques.
The band have forged a strong partnership with reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry, and have toured with Scratch for the past six years as a hybrid of Ableton Live-based electronics and live musicians, including veterans of Jamaica's Black Ark studio sessions. Their balance of classic Scratch production and new school bass music began back in 2007 with a series of dubstep remixes and has culminated in this year's 40th anniversary Super Ape album tour, bringing one of Scratch's masterpiece studio creations to the stage for the first time.