Lee Scratch Perry + Subatomic Sound System

Lee Scratch Perry + Subatomic Sound System

Friday, January 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)


This event is all ages

LEE SCRATCH PERRY + Subatomic Sound Systems with special guests Rising Son performing LIVE at Discovery Ventura on Friday, January 26th! It's going to be a night you don't want to miss!!!

Get your GA tickets in advance for only $20! Day of show, tickets will be $25. VIP tickets with a table reservation range from $40-$50 per person.  Purchase your tickets now before they're all gone!

Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the show will begin at 8:00 PM.

All ages welcome!

Come in early and check out our amazing restaurant, bar and bowling venue before the show begins!


Lee Scratch Perry - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Lee Scratch Perry
As part of the "Super Ape Returns To Conquer" album tour, Lee "Scratch" Perry will perform his reincarnated 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 recent single "Black Ark Vampires" and other classics from Perry's work with the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and many more.

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System's acclaimed new album "Super Ape Returns To Conquer" http://bit.ly/SS033s is a bold re-imagining of his 1976 masterpiece Super Ape heralded as his best work in the 40 years, topping both reggae and electronic charts.  Based on over a year's worth of anniversary live performances with his touring band of the last 7 years, the album brings together the best of Perry's Jamaican production style with the bass heavy styling of NYC's Subatomic Sound System heard on track like their 2015 single "Black Ark Vampires"  http://bit.ly/BAVss 

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 seven 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 legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald (Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, The Skatalites, Gil Scot Heron) 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. Perry remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects and live show with Subatomic Sound System in support of "Super Ape Returns To Conquer" is proof that at age of 81, he continues to break ground.

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. 
NYC's Subatomic Sound System is a tightrope between the reggae roots of dub and the future of bass music. After collaborating with Dubblestandart in 2008 to produce Lee 'Scratch' Perry's first dubstep tracks, numerous projects followed and Subatomic Sound System, with a unique blend of live instruments and electronics, has become Scratch's go-to band for reinventing the Black Ark vibes on US tours during the past four years, including his 2013 Coachella & RBMA appearances. When backing Lee Scratch Perry the Subatomic Sound System band is built around the core of Emch on electronics, dub mixing, and melodica, veteran Black Ark studio percussionist Larry McDonald, and frequent Perry collaborator bass player Paul Zasky of Dubblestandart (Return from Planet Dub) plus a rotating family of musicians that includes backing vocals and a horn section. Subatomic Sound System has released a string of chart topping productions, remixes, and releases include collaborations with icons like Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Elephant Man, filmmaker David Lynch, Anthony B, U-Roy, Ari Up, as well as next-generation pioneers like Jahdan Blakkamoore, Stereotyp, Frikstailers, Dubmatix, Dub Gabriel, and many more. Subatomic Sound System performs as either a DJ, live electronic act, or complete band and is spearheaded by Emch, founder of Dub Champions Festival and the Subatomic Sound label, producer, DJ, musician, Brooklyn Radio host, label manager for Kingston-based People's Records JA, Dubspot music instructor, and promoter.
Rising Son - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Rising Son
Rising Son is a roots rock reggae group from California.They released their debut album "Take Root" in 2006 featuring a diverse collection of 12 powerful songs. From the uptempo futuristic funk of "Communication" to the acoustic anthem "Uprising" the themes and musicianship cover a broad range from roots reggae to dancehall to rock with raw power and authenticity. They are currently in the studio finishing their upcoming E.P. entitled "Forward" which will be released in 2014.

Rising Son has developed a dynamic and energizing live experience with an impressive array of shows. They have shared the stage with Steel Pulse, Eek-A-Mouse, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Pato Banton, Michael Rose, Kymani Marley, Israel Vibration, Big Youth, Sly and Robbie, Alpha Blondy, and the late great Mikey Dread.

In 2007, Rising Son recorded the song "Worldwide Love" for the Denmark based reggaetown label. They continue doing live shows and building a following wherever they go. The band members can be heard on many other projects including H.R. of Bad Brains, The Divine Crime, Ska Daddyz, and an upcoming album from Levi who is also featured on the song "Heal This World" from Pato Banton's album "Destination Paradise". Levi has joined Pato on several live shows including the House of Blues on Sunset and the performance that is featured on a new DVD "Live at Belly Up" in San Diego.

Rising Son is now entering the studio again to record it's long awaited folow up album that is yet untitiled. With more than 50 songs of new material, they have been selecting tracks for the new album.

They have already begun performing several new songs live including "Forward", "LoveLife", and "Ethiopian Sonrize". With a new album in the works and plans for a tour, the future is looking bright for Rising Son.
Venue Information:
Discovery Ventura
1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA, 93001