Dub Champions Festival is bringing the noise that spawned sound-system culture to the Big Apple: dub reggae. The legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry will play the event’s cornerstone event at the Brooklyn Bowl on September 24th, but the action doesn’t stop there.
On September 22nd the party kicks off with Mad Professor, who is largely regarded as one of the best producers in modern dub music. That party is at Cielo.
On September 23, Lee “Scratch” Perry is hosting his first art show in Bushwick.
September 24th, as mentioned is Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Subatomic Sound System at the one and only Brooklyn Bowl.
On September 26th we have Victor Rice doing a live dubbing of the Easy Star All Stars Dub Side of the Moon album that has propelled them in to the festival culture alongside the reggae scene. The performance will be live on all analog gear and tape reels in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album’s success
A few weeks later on October 8th, the festival will come full circle as far as the genre is concerned with London dubstep upstarts The Bug & Manga at Output. These guys helped propel the genre in to popularity without having any blame for its downfall. This one will be dark, loud, edgy, grimey and BASS-driven by Output’s Funktion One Sound System, just how the creators of dubstep wanted it to be.
For more information and ticket links, head over to Dub Champions website.