Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System

45th anniversary performance of 'Blackboard Jungle Dub'

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System

I Yahn I Arkestra, Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior

Oct 25 2018 · Thu

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $35 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrating 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. They will also perform music from their album “Super
Ape Returns To Conquer” which topped both reggae and electronic charts in 2018, plus singles like “Black Ark Vampires” 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.

Perry’s collaborations in the early 1970s with Bob Marley & The Wailers defined the reggae genre and
launched them to super stardom, but Perry himself shifted his focus in 1973 to constructing his infamous
Black Ark recording studio so he could create a mystical new genre called “dub” made by using the mixing
board as an instrument and stripping the music down primarily to drums and bass. Blackboard Jungle was
the world’s first dub reggae album, and signaled not only the birth of dub as a genre, but also the dawn of
remixing, the concept of the producer as an artist, and the power of an independent home studio to create
world class music – ideas that impacted so many people around the world that they have essentially become
the blueprint for music in the 21 st century. Kanye West & Jay Z have sampled his recordings, the Sex Pistols
hailed his work as inspiration for the punk movement, and artists across generations like Paul McCartney,
Keith Richards, The Clash, The Beastie Boys, and Major Lazer have all sought out Perry for collaborations.
Subatomic Sound System
Subatomic Sound System
I Yahn I Arkestra
I Yahn I Arkestra
Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior
Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior
Since foundation and birth Solomonic conception as a reggae sound system was to promote positive music to counteract the negative that infiltrates the airwaves.

From humble beginnings, the narrow and rough road was chosen, and a champion sound was in the making. From the early days when the sound first started in 1996, SOLOMONIC SOUND SYSTEM has proven to be one of the tuffest roots and culture reggae sound systems in the world.

With local events in centered in Philly, Honolulu, Burlington, DC, LA, and Jamaica, as well as constant worldwide touring, they bring the conscious vibes far and wide.

Not just a collective of djs, Solomonic also maintains the highest grade sound systems used at all of their events, and in demand at many other Philly area music events.

Selectors include Rob Paine (Philly), Zacharijah (HI), Jahson (VT), Papa Fz (Philly/JA), Dave Paine (LA), Rootz, and Chalice.

When not out nicing up the dance, they are at home in their recording studio, voicing dub plates, building original tunes, and controling their own label, Worship Recordings.

Solomonic featured Artists include El Feco (Philly), Lady Alma (Philly), Ras Mikey (HI), Lion Fyah (HI). These artists work with us rub-a-dub style over the sound, and record exclusive songs and dubplates.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003