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Win tickets to see Subatomic Sound System, Fri/4 at Sweetwater Music Hall!

Catch the dub-reggae legends as they swing into live action with Screechy Dan and DJ Sep.

We’ve got two pairs of of tickets to give away to lucky dub-reggae fans for Subatomic Sound System + Screech Dan this Friday at Sweetwater Music Hall. TO ENTER: Email marke@48hills.org with “Subatomic” in the headline and your favorite dub or reggae tune in the body. Entries must be received by Thu/3 at noon, winners will be contacted Thu/3 evening. Good luck and smoke up!

For over a decade, Subatomic Sound System was the Brooklyn based touring band for Jamaican dub & reggae inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936-2021) and producers of the acclaimed 2017 album “Super Ape Returns to Conquer” which reimagined Scratch’s 1973 classic “Super Ape,” mixing the vintage Jamaican dub sound with 21st century bass and beats.  Subatomic performed a half dozen sold out shows around the Bay area with Scratch as well as solo at the Dub Mission party (run by DJ Sep who is also performing on this Thursday’s show at Sweetwater).  

Subatomic, along with legendary Jamaican vocalist Screechy Dan, recently recorded a live session at KEXP that has gone viral, demonstrating their unique style of live dub performance as well as their versions of “Chase the Devil” & “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the Dub Organizer” that have become some of Scratch’s biggest songs of this century.  In summer of 2023, Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan was invited to tour Europe with Jack Johnson in support of their collaboration on Jack’s new “In Between Dub” album and just completed touring the USA with Bob Marley’s second son, Stephen Marley. 

They recently performed on the main stage at  The Marley Brother’s sold out 4/20 Kaya Fest at Red Rocks and Cali Vibes Festival.  With Scratch, Subatomic toured for over a decade across the US and beyond including sets at Coachella, France’s Telérama Dub Fest, Berlin’s Loop fest, Dubai’s SoleDXB, Hungary’s OzoraFest to name a few.  2023 is also the 50th anniversary of the world’s first dub album, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Blackboard Jungle Dub,” for which Subatomic & Scratch previously did a 45th anniversary tour and their new single, “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the Dub Organizer,” featuring Screechy Dan is from a forthcoming album.

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