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Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – 2/15/19

Lee Scratch Perry + Subatomic Sound System 45th Anniversary Performance of “Blackboard Jungle Dub” + More.
1st dub album in history, live for the 1st time! Exclusive South Florida Show @ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.

Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1790306

Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, the world’s first dub album. Scratch, now 82 years young, will embark on a tour across North America performing his 1973 studio masterpiece live in its entirety for the first time, aided by the technology of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era recordings. For the past 8 years, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for re-creating the Black Ark sound live on stage. They will also perform music from their album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” ( http://bit.ly/SS033s ) which topped both reggae and electronic charts in 2018, plus singles like “Black Ark Vampires” ( http://bit.ly/BAVss ) and classics from Perry’s work with the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and many more. Perry’s Blackboard Jungle album includes dub remixes of hit songs he co-wrote with Bob Marley, “Kaya” & “Keep On Movin”, as well as other big tunes from The Wailers and Junior Byles. Kaya turned out to be Marley’s most successful album of his career and celebrated its own anniversary with a massive festival earlier this year.

Lee “Scratch” Perry
 
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 and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutinaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.

Meat Beat Manifesto: Exclusive Florida Show with Otto Von Schirach – 9/15/18

Meat Beat Manifesto: Only Southern US Date @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami. Support: Otto Von Schirach & & DJ Carlos Menendez (Fire & Ice, Backdoor, The Church)


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1646872

Jack Dangers is the composer and sound sculptor behind Meat Beat Manifesto. His constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of futuristic classics, like “Psyche Out,” “Helter Skelter,” “Radio Babylon,” “Edge of No Control” and “It’s The Music.” The single, “Prime Audio Soup,” from the Meat Beat Manifesto album Actual Sounds and Voices, was featured in the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster, The Matrix and on its platinum-selling soundtrack.

An acknowledged innovator in the electronic music scene, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists. As a premier remixer, producer, and sound designer, he has played a seminal role in defining tomorrows’ music today. Past production/remixing projects include Public Enemy, Scorn, David Bowie, Orbital, NIN, EBN, David Byrne, Merzbow, Depeche Mode, Terry Riley, Tower of Power and Coil. He has also made videos for Clive Barker, Tox Simian, and DJ Shadow.

Meat Beat Manifesto released their 2018 record, “Impossible Star” on January 19 via Flexidisc with distribution by Virtual Label. It is available on CD, digital, and vinyl. Drawing on the paranoid and surreal political and cultural climate, Jack Dangers likens the record “to an MC Escher optical illusion which spirals around and around and never seems to end.”

“Intriguing and intimidating, Dangers’ cultural osterizing evolves to the nth degree of studio sophistication…”
–ROLLING STONE

“Without MBM’s groundbreaking amalgams of hip-hop and industrial dance music, modern dance music genres such as Big Beat and Drum & Bass wouldn’t exist…one of Britain’s most inventive practitioners of sampladelic funk.”
–ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“A true innovator, MBM main man Jack Dangers helped lay down the rules for dub-inflected electronica, throwing down heavy breaks atop challenging experimental sound”
– CMJ

“The sounds of futuristic riddims that both predate electronic genre nicknames and mock their ideals; one that may be defined purely by its sphere of influence on modern music.
– URB

 

Meat Beat Manifesto’s constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of influential futuristic classics in its 21 year career, including such tracks as “God O.D.”, “Strap Down”, “Psyche Out”, “Helter Skelter”, “Radio Babylon”, “Edge of No Control” and “It’s The Music”. The single, “Prime Audio Soup” (from the album Actual Sounds and Voices) was featured in the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster The Matrix and on its platinum-selling soundtrack.

An acknowledged innovator in the electronic music scene, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists. MBM recently contributed the track “Suicide” to the top-selling soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution and Jack’s remix of Tower Of Power’s “What Is Hip?” was nominated for a Grammy in 2006.

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Otto Von Schirach
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ottovonschirach
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ottovonschirach
Twitter: @ottovonschirach
Instagram: @ottovonschirach

Otto von Schirach is an IDM and breakcore artist from Miami, Florida (USA), active since 1998. He is of Cuban/German descent. His style is more sporadic and noisy than other artists in the genre, and his visual aesthetic leans on the heavy metal side rather than electronic.

He has released most of his work on the Schematic and Beta Bodega labels, and was featured in the 2002 documentary Electro-Dziska. Otto’s live performances include outfits, masks and props, and he has toured with the band Skinny Puppy. He is also credited on the Skinny Puppy albums The Greater Wrong Of The Right and Mythmaker. In 2011 he has toured U.S.A. with Atari Teenage Riot.

He also does a large amount of work in the areas of music production and remixing and has collaborated with several artists such as Modeselektor on their records Happy Birthday! and Monkeytown. Recently von Schirach has become increasingly involved with the Miami Bass Warriors, a Miami Bass focused project with Jose el Rey, El Tigre and Debbie D from Avenue D. Their debut video, “Going Back to Calle 8,” was featured on Pitbull’s show La Esquina.

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – Miami – 1/13/18

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1603593

 

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
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Twitter: @scratchlee
Instagram: @lee_scratch_perry
 
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
Twitter: @SubatomicSound
Instagram: @subatomic
 
Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutinaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.
Support:
 
DJ Kiva

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – West Palm Beach – 1/12/18

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System kick off their US Tour @ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1603588

 

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
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Twitter: @scratchlee
Instagram: @lee_scratch_perry
 
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
Twitter: @SubatomicSound
Instagram: @subatomic
 
Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutinaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.

The Wailers Performing “Legend” Album & More – 5/17/17

The Wailers Performing “Legend” Album & More

with special guests Zander and Reggae Force

@ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1405814


“Legend” is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 15 million copies sold in the US and 25 million copies sold globally. The album was ranked #46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Wailers:
Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Bass & Band Leader – aka “Fams”
Junior Marvin – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Donald Kinsey – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aston Barrett, Jr. – Drums & Musical Director
Josh David Barrett – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Shema McGregor – Vocals & Harmony
Owen “Dreadie” Reid – Rhythm Guitar & Bass
Javaughn Bond – KeyboardsThe Wailers – Keeping the Music Alive

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how the young powerhouse delivers in his uncle’s inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.

Also on stage are singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt; Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass; and Javaughn Bond on keyboards. The performance anchor is engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s.

There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.

Website: http://thewailers.net
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wailersband
Twitter: @WailersReunited
Instagram: @the.wailers

Support:

Zander
Website: http://zanderwaves.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/zanderwaves
Twitter: @zanderwaves
Instagram: @zanderwaves

Singer, songwriter Zander’s musical journey began with classical piano at a young age. His guitar came later and has never left his side. Inspired by surfing in Florida and fiery sunsets, Zander’s music vibrates with intense beats and positive energy with reggae, funk, pop and rock in the mix.

Zander’s music pulls from an international background with Irish and Latin American flavor. His vision is eclectic, and his music and performance are full of color and energy. Zander has opened for many acts such as Ziggy Marley, Weezer, Train, Fall Out Boy, Dirty Heads and The Wailers.

Zander’s career started with The Crazy Carls in 2009 as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist. His solo career was launched in 2015, and fans are ready for his debut album to be released this year. Gigs in the US, Latin America, and Europe will be scheduled for late 2016.

Reggae Force
Website: http://reggaeforce.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/reggaeforceband
Twitter: @reggaeforce
Instagram: @reggaeforce

Reggae Force is one of today’s reggae music premier bands. Reggae Force features an all-star cast of reggae musicians including Junior Jazz on Vocals/Guitar, Aston Barrett Jr. on drums, Peter Williamson on keyboards, and Alaina Reed on bass.

Junior Jazz – Vocals & Guitar
Junior Jazz (Wendel Ferraro), Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Ferraro was nicknamed Junior in his early years and, inspired by his love of jazz, added the name of his favorite musical genre to complete his moniker. His early musical influence and experience was gleaned while performing in his local church choir. He met producer Lennie Hibbert who helped the young singer to polish his musical skills, although the duo did not record together owing to Junior Jazz’s resettlement in New York, USA. On his arrival in the Bronx, Junior Jazz’s connection with Hibbert resulted in him being recruited to accompany visiting Jamaican artists including, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, Judy Mowatt and the Mighty Diamonds. While supporting the cream of Jamaica’s recording industry Junior Jazz resolved to perform in his own right and formed his own local reggae band. In 1991, as a soloist, Junior Jazz recorded the George Benson hit, ‘The Greatest Love Of All’, which was featured on a Japanese reggae compilation. His interpretation of the song proved especially popular in the Far East. Through to 1997 Junior Jazz developed his career by performing at the renown S.O.B.’s nightspot, where a representative of Vincent Chin invited him to record his album debut. The release resulted in him being nominated in four categories at the Tamika Reggae Awards and global touring alongside artists such as Bunny Wailer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and Shabba Ranks. Junior served as musical director/guitarist for Diana King. Junior also tours with world famous Monty Alexander. Junior is now the singer/guitarist for Reggae Force.

Aston “Familyman” Barrett Jr. – Drums
Aston Barrett Jr. Is The Son Of The Legandary Aston “Family Man” Barrett (Bass Player Of The Wailers), Nephew Of The Late Carlton “Carly” Barrett (Drummer Of The Wailers) – The Originator Of The “One Drop Riddim”, And Grandson Of The “Father Of Reggae” The Late Joe Higgs (Mentor Of Bob Marley)…
He began showing a serious interest in music from the age of six. With music around him all the time from a young age, he was destined to be drawn to it.
He plays a number of different instruments, but the bass guitar is his passion – following in the footsteps of his father. He taught himself how to play the bass, just from watching his father in action whether in person or sometimes from watching video tapes of the wailers live performances. He now is representing Carlton Barrett, his uncle on the drums with Reggae Force. His uncle has passed on & he is very serious in keeping his memory alive while playing with Reggae Force & also the Wailers with his father.
He is also part of BAD Lions Productions, LLC. He can be heard on numerous tracks for many artists, playing just about every instrument.
He currently plays drums for Reggae Force, bass, organ, & drums for the Wailers, bass & guitar for Julian Marley, bass for Lauryn Hill, & can be heard on Stephen Marley’s album playing drums on two tracks.
He believes in the roots sound & feel of the Wailers & will carry on his family’s legacy for future generations…
“I HAVE AN EAR FOR MUSIC. MUSIC IS IN MY BLOOD. I WAS BORN FOR MUSIC. I LIVE FOR MUSIC.”

Alaina Reed
Alaina Reed started playing reggae music about 10 years ago when she fell in love with the sound & message of Bob Marley & the Wailers & especially the bass lines of Aston Familyman Barrett. Since that time she spent countless hours submerging herself in Jamaican culture & music. She has had the pleasure to work with such great artists like the Abyssinians, the Melodians, Leroy Sibbles, Tanya Stephens, Mikey Dread, Red Fox, Everton Blender, Wayne Stoddart, Troy Genius, Red Rat, Causion, Maurice Gregory, Gubu Coparchy, Squidly Cole, & many others… She is currently the bass player for Reggae Force Band. She has had the honor of learning from some of the legends of reggae music including, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Earl Chinna Smith, Benbow Creary, Dave Richards, Brian Fontenelle, Junior Jazz, Chris Meredith, Squidly Cole, & of course Aston Familyman Barrett Jr.
She has built a recording studio & is now starting a full production company with exceptionally talented business partners, Aston Barrett Jr., Brian Fontenelle & Dave Richards – BAD Lions Productions, LLC.
Other than reggae music, she has a passion for riding horses, training dogs, yoga, Wing Chun Kung Fu, ballet, Zumba & all things healthy & positive…
Feel it in the one drop… And free the people with music…

Peter (Sprangy) Williamson
Veteran keyboardist, Peter (Sprangy) Williamson has played for almost all of reggae’s top singers. He was born in London, England in 1963, migrated to Jamaica in 1965, & then to the U.S. in 1969. At the age of nine, he received classical music lessons for one year. After graduating from H.S., he joined his brother’s band “Exodus Supreme”, touring northeast America & opening for acts like Third World, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and Steel Pulse. They also worked with artists like Roland Alfonso, Fred Locks, Apple Gabriel, Delroy Wilson, & Tyrone Taylor to name a few. Then in 1989, he moved to South Florida and started working with a band named “Jahapostles”. The band moved to Jamaica in 1990 to work with Garnett Silk. After touring on and off for about five years, they moved back to U.S. in 1995. Since that time he been touring & performing with reggae music greats including Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Leroy Sibbles, and so many more… He is now the keyboardist for Reggae Force holding down the position with his unique style & sound…