SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM
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.