Lee Scratch Perry
The Far East / DJ 2Melo / Screechy Dan + Special guests
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
7:30PM Doors / 8:00PM Show
RAIN OR SHINE
$25 ADV / $32 Day of Show
General Admission - Standing
Industry City Courtyard 1-2
(Food Hall Entrance)
238 36th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Lee Scratch Perry
A notoriously eccentric figure whose storied reputation and colorful personality match the sheer strangeness of much of his recorded output, Lee “Scratch” Perry is unquestionably one of reggae's most innovative, influential artists. His mixing board innovations, from early sample usage to hallucinatory echo and reverb effects, set the stage for generations of musical experimentation, particularly throughout electronic music and alternative/post-punk, and his free-associative vocal style is a clear precedent for rap. Active as a producer and vocalist since the early '60s, he helped guide Jamaican music's shift from ska and rocksteady to reggae with singles like "People Funny Boy" (1968). During the '70s, he became a super-producer, helming seminal works by Bob Marley & the Wailers, the Congos, and Junior Murvin, in addition to releasing dub albums such as Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle (1973) and Super Ape (1976), often credited to his band, the Upsetters.
His work became popular in the U.K., and he collaborated with the Clash, broadening his audience. By the end of the '80s, he had begun recording extensively with dub acolytes such as Mad Professor and Adrian Sherwood. Compilations such as 1997's Arkology and acknowledgement from alternative acts like the Beastie Boys confirmed Perry's legendary status during the '90s. He remained highly active during the first two decades of the 21st century, touring often and collaborating with artists ranging from Andrew W.K. (2008's Repentance) to the Orb (2012's The Orbserver in the Star House), in addition to revisiting earlier material on releases like 2017's Super Ape Returns to Conquer. Reggae innovator Lee “Scratch “Perry will release a new album, Rainford, on May 10th via On-U Sound Records.
Subatomic Sound System
Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutionaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.
Starting in 2014, Brooklyn’s The Far East pull inspiration from foundation rhythm and a youth spent in Punk Rock; bringing new, heavy magic to an old sound. Disillusioned with modern life and digital noise, The Far East immerse themselves completely in the often forgotten beauty of Rocksteady, Roots, and classic Dancehall. In past performances, they have supported iconic groups such as The Specials, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Wailers, the Slackers, The Dap Kings, The Suffers, The Frightnrs, and The Skints.
The Far East released their EP Channel Tubes Presents The Far East in the Spring of 2019, a showcase of original rhythms with features included by iconic dancehall stars of NYC.
Born and raised in Bob Marley’s old neighborhood Trenchtown, Jamaica, Screechy Dan has had a storied career starting in the 90s as a Polygram artist, one is the first major label dancehall artists, part of Shaggy & Redd Foxx's crew that popularized dancehall in NYC in the 90s, as well as big collaborations with the likes of Masters at Work and Kenny Dope. April 24, 2019 he will have new album dropping with distribution by Sony Records. Screechy has had hit singles and videos on heavy rotation on BET and his latest single "Skylarking" was picked as track of the week on BBC's #1 reggae show with David Rodigan. More than anything, Screechy is an incredible performer who engages and uplifts a crowd and gets everyone singing and dancing along with him in a way only a Jamaican MC can do. He also tours with Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System and has a forthcoming track with Subatomic titled "Champion Sound".
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Industry City courtyard 1-2
238 36th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232
(Food Hall Entrance)
Subway D N R to 36th Street, Brooklyn