Musical victory booming out of the speaker: A love letter to the competitive art of sound clash, a master class on live dub, and a thrilling history of Jamaican reggae riddims, dancehall and sound system culture…
Brought to you by the same Subatomic Sound System lineup as on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s acclaimed “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album. A hit live for many years on Subatomic tours, every selector needs a tune like this in their record box to let the competition know they are the boss! Recorded in New York City at Subatomic Sound and in Brooklyn at The Bridge Studio with Emch creating the past meets future dub riddim linking reggae and electronic music, Jamaican conga legend Larry McDonald on the rootical percussion, Troy Simms & Omar Little juxtaposing classic Jamaican horns lines against Ethiopian jazz solos, and Brooklyn via Kingston Jamaica singjay master Screechy Dan on the mic with his first rate chatting and vocal melodies. Produced, mixed, & mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC & LA.
Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is on the front lines of a dub music renaissance: founder of the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, 9 years acting as the live touring band for legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, spearheading the 40th anniversary Super Ape tour for Dub Champions Festival, performances at Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, Ableton Loop Berlin, Ozora and more; plus independently touring North America, Europe, and Asia, and for over 2 decades producing music ranging from classic roots dub to dancehall to dubstep all with a heavy NYC flavor.
Subatomic Sound specialises in limited releases that push the envelope of dub, reggae, & dancehall in the context of electronic bass music through forward sounding productions and unlikely collaborations with icons such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, David Lynch, Anthony B, Elephant Man, Ari Up of The Slits, as well as new school torchbearers like Dubblestandart, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Delhi Sultanate, Stereotyp and many more. Subatomic Sound actively produces events and founded the annual Dub Champions Festival running 7 years in the USA and Europe. Subatomic Sound Radio airs on Brooklyn Radio and for three years ran on KEXP’s Radio New York, 91.5FM broadcast which transmitted to a footprint of 11 million listeners.
1) Roots 7” mix
2) Dancehall 10” mix
3) Dubplate Roots 10” mix
4) Roots Dubstrumental 7” mix