Lee “Scratch” Perry

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Grammy-winning reggae icon Lee “Scratch” Perry’s name has become synonymous with experimentation and innovation both as a legendary producer and influential performer. After over 40 years, “The Upsetter” shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50’s ska movement. Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJs everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound.

His studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up.

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Podcast: Radio Mukambo #506 – From Scratch to the World

After last week’s tribute to the great Lee Scratch Perry, several musicians and producers let me know their work is also greatly influences by The Upsetter‘s work. So I did an open call on FB and IG and this is the result, almost two hours of producers and musicians influenced…

Artists: Andres Digital , Black Flower , Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers , Conrad Crystal , Fokus King , Foxy Brown , FurmigaDub , Jallanzo , Kingston Echo , L\'entourloop , Lee Scratch Perry , Luana Flores , Maga Bo , Mental Abstrato , Omar Perry , Paolo Baldini DubFiles , Skarra Mucci

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #505 – Tribute to Scratch: Rest in Dub

Last Sunday the Upsetter Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the greatest producer of reggae history, passed away aged 85. He left us a wealth of reggae and dub music from Bob Marley and The Congos to contemporary collaborations with bands from around the globe. We listen to some of his work with…

Artists: Alma Afrobeat Ensemble , Almamegretta , Andre Sampaio , Bixiga 70 , Buguinha Dub , Dub de Gaita , Frente Cumbiero , Jallanzo , Lee Scratch Perry , Mad Professor , Madu , Naná Vasconcelos , Paolo Baldini DubFiles , Terrakota , The Anthronauts , Victor Rice

Gallery: Toots & The Maytals + The Beat + Pama International + Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry… @ Alexandra Palace (London; Saturday 8th September 2018)

Devotees of everything reggae descended en masse to Ally Pally to get close with the aristocracy of Jamaican music. The all-day event held in the fading Great Hall saw fans sweating out their best hip grinding moves.  Popular artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Rodigan, Pama International and The Beat…

Artists: Lee Scratch Perry , Pama International , The Beat , Toots & The Maytals , Toots And The Maytals


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