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Lee “Scratch” Perry Upsets BBC Radio!

Upsetter Lee “Scratch” Perry takes over the board at BBC Radio for a 90-minute dub exorcism of the airwaves. The legendary and hugely influential Jamaican record producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry takes over the 6 Music controls in the 6 Mix… Continue Reading

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LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM ‘BRING THE NOISE’ TO WASHINGTON, DC!

DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL TO ROCK DC FOR FIRST TIME EVER! Yes-I!  You heard it correct!  The man they call the mighty UPSETTER, SUPER APE, PIPECOCK JACKSON, Mr. LEE “SRATCH” PERRY brings the BLACK ARK sound to Washington, DC this Thursday… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE! Subatomic Sound System Live w/ Lee “Scratch” Perry!

FROM THE SUMMER TOUR 2013 Big up emch of Subatomic Sound System for always supporting roots foundation music.  On tour with Lee “Scratch” Perry for the past 2 years, I met emch here in DC when they came to town… Continue Reading

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Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version” (Pressure Sounds) 7″ vinyl 45 rpm

Included here is a recent Pressure Sounds 7″ vinyl press of Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version.”  love what Pressure Sounds has been issuing lately.  Real high quality pressings of classic roots tunes, many of which were never… Continue Reading

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Exclusive! Lee Perry USA Tour Dates!

Jamaica’s legendary dub & reggae innovator/inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry backed by NYC dub and bass specialists Subatomic Sound System will embark on a Western USA tour @ Coachella on Friday, April 12 (and again on April 19). Includes Selector UK… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK (February 10-17, 2013)

MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK:  Cedric Myton & The Congos ‘Face The Music’ (Go Feet, 1981) Vinyl [24/96] This week’s album pick is the 1981 album by Cedric Myton & The Congos titled ‘Face The Music.’  Not a well… Continue Reading

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The Lee “Scratch” Perry interview, NME, 1994

I have said it before here, and I will say it again:  the undisputed King of Reggae is Lee “Scratch” Perry.  Here is an interview circa 1984. LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY interview – a classic from the NME circa 1984. A… Continue Reading

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‘San Francisco Dubwise,’ Black Echoes, August 1, 1981

From the archives of MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG contributor Doug Wendt AKA ‘MIDNIGHT DREAD,’ comes a very early story on an emerging subgenre of sound called ‘DUB.’ Please visit MIDNIGHT DREAD at his website (www.midnightdread.com) for deep reggae archives.  Also, please… Continue Reading

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Mick Sleeper’s Radio Scratch

This Wednesday, May 16, 2012, I will be going to see Lee “Scratch” Perry and Subatomic Sound System launch their North American tour at the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, VA.  I will also be writing a review of… Continue Reading

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