Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Black Ark Vampires

Subatomic Sound
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On "Black Ark Vampires" Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System have crafted a throbbing sound-man tune propelled by subsonic bass, bubbling skanks, and pulsing beats that balance the murky and mystical vibes of Perry’s classic Jamaican dub reggae recordings with the flammable energy and bass vibrations of current electronic music, fine tuning a recipe that they have slow cooked throughout their last four years of U.S. tours spreading authentic dub to a new generation in places like Coachella, Dub Champions Festival, and Red Bull Music Academy. Lyrically the track features Perry’s most focused lyrics in a decade, a poignant oath of vengeance against the vampires that corrupted the ark of the covenant and forced him to burn down his famed Black Ark studio, told in comical rhymes that echo the cadence of a Dr. Seuss story coupled with the morbidity of Edgar Allan Poe, promising the details of where, when, and how he will kill these vampires, from Kingston to London to New York City and everywhere, vampires beware, he will kill them with his hair, with fire, with electric wire, and even with roast corn. Melodically the tune packs soaring vampire hooks, spiritual vocal choirs, groaning melodica bursts, and even a few lines from dancehall vocalist Jahdan Blakkamoore, produced and recorded by Emch at his Subatomic Sound laboratory in NYC. Scratch’s vocals were recorded in Brooklyn at the Hook Studio after an NYC performance with the production assistance of On-U Sound’s legendary Adrian Sherwood, producer of some of Perry’s finest post-Jamaica recordings. The session was filmed by a Dubspot video crew after a long drive through NYC during which Perry recounted the better part of his life story as a warm up for the session.

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Release Date

14.11.2014

Cat No

SUBS029

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Reggae / Dub
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Heavy RainOn-U Sound
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Heavy RainOn-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
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Heavy Rain (Ltd. Silver Vinyl Deluxe Edition)On-U Sound
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LP
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Heavy Rain (Ltd. Silver Vinyl Deluxe Edition)On-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
10"
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
14.95 €
Makumba Rock (Ltd. 10'')On-U Sound
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10"
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
14.95 €
Makumba Rock (Ltd. 10'')On-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry
23.95 €
Rainford (Ltd. Gold Vinyl Deluxe Edition)On-U Sound
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry
23.95 €
Rainford (Ltd. Gold Vinyl Deluxe Edition)On-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry
23.95 €
RainfordOn-U Sound
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LP + mp3
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
23.95 €
RainfordOn-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
CD
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
17.95 €
RainfordOn-U Sound
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CD
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
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RainfordOn-U Sound
Reggae / Dub
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7"
Anthony B & Subatomic Sound System
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NYC 2 AfricaSubatomic Sound
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Reggae / Dub
7"
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Anthony B & Subatomic Sound System
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NYC 2 AfricaSubatomic Sound
DubStep
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12"
Elephant Man
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Vampires & InformersSubatomic Sound
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12"
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Elephant Man
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Vampires & InformersSubatomic Sound
DubStep Reggae Style
7"
Subatomic Sound / Ari Up / Lee Perry
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Hello, Hell Is Very LowSubatomic Sound
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7"
Subatomic Sound / Ari Up / Lee Perry
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Hello, Hell Is Very LowSubatomic Sound
DubStep
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12"
Dubblestandart
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Chrome OptimismSubatomic Sound
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12"
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Dubblestandart
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Chrome OptimismSubatomic Sound
DubStep
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12"
Dubblestandart / Lee Perry
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Black Ark (Blackboard Jungle)Subatomic Sound
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12"
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Dubblestandart / Lee Perry
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Black Ark (Blackboard Jungle)Subatomic Sound