Dub Invasion Festival 2011

North America’s Premier Dub Music Festival Featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Twilight Circus Dub and more September 7-16, 2011 – New York City / Boston

Sound Liberation Front and New York-based record label Subatomic Sound are teaming up to present Dub Invasion Festival, a 10-day long excursion into the international musical phenomenon called dub. The festival will take place in New York and Boston from September 7-16, and will include shows by world-class performers, including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Brother Culture, Twilight Circus Dub and many others. There will also be music workshops, documentary screenings and more.

Event partners include Dubspot, Wax Poetics, Brooklyn Radio, Turntables on the Hudson, Liondub International, Deep Space, Deadly Dragon, Universal Sundays and Restless Native.

From its roots in 1960’s Kingston reggae studios to its evolution into the digital age, dub helped give birth to modern remix culture and its influence and production techniques can be heard across countless genres, from hip-hop, electronica, to punk and rock.


Lee “Scratch” Perry is hailed as one of the originators of dub music in 1970s Jamaica, alongside producers King Tubby and Errol Thompson. The Grammy award-winning producer, mixer, and songwriter is also notable for producing early Bob Marley classics.

Mad Professor is a legendary dub music producer based in the UK who has worked with artists such as Sly and Robbie, Jah Shaka, Horace Andy, and Massive Attack. He will be performing with Twilight Circus Dub from the Netherlands, who has collaborated with artists such as Big Youth and Michael Rose of Black Uhuru.

• As the founding father of On-U Sound Records, UK-based producer Adrian Sherwood is well-known for his dub production as well as for remixes for Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, and Sinead O’Connor. For the festival, Sherwood will be performing a special set with the UK-based rasta MC Brother Culture.

• The festival will also showcase the best of New York’s diverse dub-oriented scene, with event partners Turntables on the Hudson, Deep Space, Universal Sundays, Downtown Top Ranking and Pressure Drop each hosting a special event.

Workshops, Documentaries and more

In addition to the wide variety of music performances, the Dub Invasion Festival is teaming up with DJ and production school Dubspot to present a series of events at their 14th Street location. These include:

• Dub production workshops with Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, and Clive Chin. Each of these legendary producers has been instrumental in the creation and development of dub music. They will share their stories and visions for the music, and showcase their techniques and musical concepts with live demonstrations followed by a Q&A sessions. Each master class will stream live on the Dubspot website: www.dubspot.com

• an afternoon of documentary screenings featuring the films Musically Mad, Devin D’s Dub History and the critically-acclaimed Dub Echoes.

• a day of technology demonstrations and panel discussions with industry heavyweights, and a photo exhibit by Jamaican music writer Seb Carayol (featured in Wax Poetics magazine).

Please check our website at www.dubinvasion.net for up-to-date schedules, event information and artist bios. About Sound Liberation Front

SOUND LIBERATION FRONT (SLF) is a Brooklyn-based organization rooted in music and culture that seeks to connect and inspire. Its mission is to promote music of the past and present and provide a collaborative platform for the music of tomorrow. Since 2009, the group has produced innovative events and programs such as the Sound Liberation Festival in Brooklyn, the Afro-Dub Sessions concert series and the annual Coney Island Reggae Beach Party Series.

About Subatomic Sound

SUBATOMIC SOUND is a New York record label and sound system pushing the envelope of dub, releasing seminal collaborations with icons such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, David Lynch, Ari Up of The Slits, Anthony B, and Elephant Man. Emch, the leader of Subatomic Sound System, also hosts Subatomic Sound Radio on BrooklynRadio.net and KEXP‘s enormously popular Mo-Glo broadcast on Radio New York, 91.5FM. On his shows, he plays the latest music from every continent around the globe where traditional sounds intersect with urban club culture.