For over a decade, Subatomic Sound System was the Brooklyn based touring band for Jamaican dub & reggae inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936-2021) and producers of the acclaimed 2017 album “Super Ape Returns to Conquer”.
Subatomic Sound System + Screechy Dan
Friday, August 04, 2023
Doors: 8pm. Show: 9pm
Sweetwater Music Hall,
19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
For over a decade, Subatomic Sound System was the Brooklyn based touring band for Jamaican dub & reggae inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936-2021) and producers of the acclaimed 2017 album “Super Ape Returns to Conquer” which reimagined Scratch’s 1973 classic “Super Ape”, mixing the vintage Jamaican dub sound with 21st century bass and beats.
Subatomic performed a half dozen sold out shows around the Bay area with Scratch as well as solo at the Dub Mission party (run by DJ Sep who is also performing on this Thursday’s show at Sweetwater).
Subatomic along with legendary Jamaican vocalist Screechy Dan recently recorded a live session at KEXP that has gone viral, demonstrating their unique style of live dub performance as well as their versions of “Chase the Devil” & “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the Dub Organizer” that have become some of Scratch’s biggest songs of this century.
In summer of 2023, Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan was invited to tour Europe with Jack Johnson in support of their collaboration on Jack’s new “In Between Dub” album and just completed touring the USA with Bob Marley’s second son, Stephen Marley. They recently performed on the main stage at The Marley Brother’s sold out 4/20 Kaya Fest at Red Rocks and Cali Vibes Festival.
With Scratch, Subatomic toured for over a decade across the US and beyond including sets at Coachella, France’s Telérama Dub Fest, Berlin’s Loop fest, Dubai’s SoleDXB, Hungary’s OzoraFest to name a few. 2023 is also the 50th anniversary of the world’s first dub album, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, for which Subatomic & Scratch previously did a 45th anniversary tour and their new single, “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the Dub Organizer”, featuring Screechy Dan is from a forthcoming album.