The Catalyst

Lee Scratch Perry

Live in The Atrium

Lee Scratch Perry

NST & The Soul Sauce

Mon, June 19, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA


Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Eccentric producer and Grammy winning reggae & dub artist "Lee “Scratch” Perry" celebrates his 80th year on earth and 40th anniversary of his landmark album "Super Ape"

Lee "Scratch" Perry will perform the Super Ape album in its entirety with NYC's Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from Perry's Black Ark era recordings. They will also perform brand new music like their latest single "Black Ark Vampires" and other classics from Perry's work with the likes of Bob Marley & Max Romeo.

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System's new release "Black Ark Vampires" is currently topping charts

Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven "artist-producer" in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Born in Jamaica in 1936, Lee Perry began in the music business in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. His first single "People Funny Boy" in 1968 was notable for its innovative use of sampling as well as a fast, chugging beat that would soon become identifiable as "reggae". Concurrent with his own releases with the Upsetters, Perry produced numerous reggae artists at his Black Ark studio, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.

After his famed Black Ark Studio was consumed by fire, Perry took refuge in England and the U.S., performing live and making records with collaborators from a wide range of musical genres, all artists who had been inspired by his innovative work: British dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, punk legends The Clash and Public Image, rap innovators the Beastie Boys, and in recent years the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, Funkadelic's George Clinton, rocker Andrew W.K., electronic artists like The Orb, and of course NYC bass music specialists Subatomic Sound System who back in 2007 collaborated with Dubblestandart on Scratch's first dubstep remixes.

For over six years in the USA, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch's go to band for bringing his Black Ark Studio sound live to the stage, a unique hybrid configuration that brings together a handful of live musicians like veteran Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald with computers and live dub mixing of classic recordings as well as brand new sounds Scratch hears from outer space. Lee “Scratch” Perry, now into his sixth decade as a pop-music provocateur, has few peers when it comes to fresh ideas and their implementation. He remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects.

Watch this playlist of Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System starting War Ina Babylon at Coachella 2013:
NST & The Soul Sauce
NST & The Soul Sauce
윈디시티 출신의 베이시스트 노선택은 지난 5월에 발표한 1집 솔로앨범 'Low&Steady’를 제작하며 참여한 뮤지션들과 평소 좋은 관계를 맺고 있던 동료들과 함께 'The Soul Sauce’라는 팀을 이루었다.
멤버들로는 노선택과 함께 윈디시티 활동했던 ‘와다다사운드’의 강택현(드럼)과 ‘토마토크라운’의 이시문(기타), 레게바이닐 전문 레이블이며 극강의 레게 셀렉타들로 크루를 이룬 ‘동양표준음향사’의 수장이자 '킹스턴 루디스카’멤버인 오정석(플루겔혼)과 동 레이블에서 프로듀서를 맡고 있는 스마일리(퍼커션&멜로디카), 탁월한 감각으로 세션계의 뜨거운 활로 주목받고 있는 김바이올린(바이올린)과 '장기하와 얼굴들'에서 레게를 맡고 있는 이종민(키보드&트럼본), 재즈계의 뜨거운 감자 김오키(섹소폰)를 레게계로 발을 담그게 하며 8인조 밴드로 완성되었다.

Reggae music is a special thing. Reggae’s roots run deep and narrow in tiny Jamaica but her vines have twisted across the globe enchanting people without regard of history or culture. Seoul, South Korea has long incubated a small pocket of the global scene. The musicians here don’t get much buzz outside of east Asia, which is a shame. However, after listening to the debut album from NST and the Soul Sauce, a Korean-reggae “supergroup” if there ever was one, it’s clear this small scene may soon be making a big splash.

The group first formed in early 2015 as session support for frontman and bassist Noh Seon Teck’s solo project. The band has decades of total experience playing reggae in Korea and touring around Asia. After finishing up, they figured they had a good thing going so NST and the Soul Sauce was born.

noh seon teck
kim oki
kim violin
oh jeong seok
smiley song
lee shai mun
lee jong min
kang teck hyun
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060