Subatomic Sound System

Subatomic Sound System NYC


For over a decade Emch has been the producer, selector, and musician spearheading Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label. Founded at the turn of the millennium, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System has built a reputation worldwide for explosive shows, genre bending production, and breaking down barriers with their unique adaptation of 1970’s Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae studio techniques to current music genres, technology, and live performances. A record label, DJ/production crew, live band, and event promoters, the Subatomic Sound crew is at work in NYC and beyond on every level. Emch hosts Subatomic Sound Radio, originally on KEXP’s Mo-Glo broadcast on Radio New York, 91.5fm blasting out to a footprint of 11 million terrestrial listeners in the greater NYC area and after Radio NY ended, now on the internet via Brooklyn


Full Bio

Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is leading a mission to re-establish the bass heavy, spacious soundscapes, and live improvisational remixing of traditional Jamaican dub music at the forefront of today’s independent, producer-fueled, beat and bass driven electronic music. Subatomic has tours globally as DJ, dub soundsystem, or live band, working for over 8 years as the go to band for Grammy winning reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry to reincarnate the Black Ark studio sound live on stage. Subatomic Sound System recently topped both reggae and electronic charts with their “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album, a 21st century reimagining of Perry’s visionary 1976 album ( ). The new album breaks ground of its own as Subatomic uses technology to create an unprecedented level of dynamic improvisation between live performers, computers, and studio manipulation, exploding traditional concepts of what is a live performance versus a studio recording. Other releases with dancehall artists like Anthony B, Elephant Man, and Jahdan Blakkamoore have further defined the wide reach of the Subatomic Sound dub style as well as unlikely collaborations and remixes with filmmaker David Lynch, punk pioneer Ari Up of The Slits, a variety of electro cumbia producers, and more. The Subatomic live show has toured the world as an innovative combination of electronics and live instruments which recently inspired a viral documentary by Great Big Story.

Booking Info:

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Ben Brodie /
Scott Stanley Moore / 
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