New York City dub & bass sound system music, live since 1999. Pioneering future sounds and performance styles with tomorrow's technology while firmly rooted in the spiritual foundation of Jamaican music.
Crossing generations. Travelling time. Touring worldwide. Lee "Scratch" Perry's go-to band for creating the Black Ark studio sound live on stage, on the road together since 2011. Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and musician Emch, founder of Dub Champions Festival. Core live squad includes Jamaican percussion legend & Black Ark studio veteran Larry McDonald on congas and Troy Shaka Simms of Brooklyn Gypsies on sax. Subatomic Sound System also tours with Jahdan Blakkamoore & Screechy Dan on vocals.
Subatomic recently completed a North American tour with Lee "Scratch" Perry for the 45th anniversary of his Blackboard Jungle Dub album, performing the world’s first dub album live for the first time. This follows the success of their Super Ape Returns to Conquer album.
Separate from the updated roots dub sound with Scratch, Subatomic carved out a new sound combining dancehall with hip hip and electronic music starting with their 2009 NYC-2-Africa riddim riddim which has continued to be versioned by vocalists around the world over the last decade as well as receiving numerous remixes such as on the Dem Can't Stop We From Talk featuring dancehall legend Anthony B. Also check the Vampires & Informers release with Elephant Man, an early meeting of dancehall and dubstep.