Passing Clouds 10 Year Anniversary Special Ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry & Mad Professor, Trojan Sound System DEX & FX, Ragga Twins & More!


Passing Clouds and Vibes & Pressure present: an exclusive show from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor on Friday May 6th!


Here at Passing Clouds we're celebrating our ten year anniversary with a series of inspiring gigs showcasing the best of the best in world music & beyond. We are so proud to announce reggae/dub legends Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor as our surprise guests for the first of these special anniversary shows. Don't miss the chance to see these iconic musicians in the intimate setting of Passing Clouds!

This exciting performance will take place downstairs on the main stage from 8-10pm, with doors at 7pm.

Tickets to the show also include entry to the late night after party, with a top class reggae lineup featuring Trojan Sound System, the Ragga Twins & DJ Snuff, Subajah and RU1 FAM, running till 4am at Passing Clouds!

The afterparty will run over two floors, kicking off at 10pm. Non-ticket holders can pay £10-12 OTD to join the afterparty, with doors & DJs upstairs from 7pm. Please note that this DOESN'T include entry to the Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor gig.


** Lee Scratch Perry (official) & Mad Professor:

"One of reggae’s undisputed pioneers, Lee “the Upsetter” Perry has worked with almost everyone from the Heptones to the Skatalites to the Clash. Certainly one of his most notable contributions was the pairing of Bob Marley, to Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer with the Barnet Brothers (Carley and “Familyman” who had been the heart of the Perry’s group, the Upsetters) and thus the forming of the Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Perry’s stream of consciousness rants and unique dubbing style is completely infectious. Often, the words are broken down into their purest elements, sound and feeling. Perry’s groundbreaking use of sound effects, echo reverb, and rewind adds a new dimension to the folk tradition of Reggae and has influenced countless other artists... Lee is perhaps the only 80 year old that can dance on one leg for 1 hour straight!" -- One Love Festival

A disciple of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor was one of the leading producers in dub reggae’s second generation, and has collaborated with Lee since 1983! His Dub Me Crazy albums helped dub make the transition into the digital age, when electronic productions started to take over mainstream reggae in the ’80s. His space-age tracks not only made use of new digital technology, but often expanded dub’s sonic blueprint, adding more elements and layers of sound than his forebears typically did.

In the mid-’90s, he returned to the basics, debuting a more retro-sounding style on the Black Liberation Dub series. Additionally, he ran his own studio and label, Ariwa, which was home to a stable of vocalists (with an emphasis on lover's rock and conscious roots reggae) and some of the finest British reggae productions of the era. As his reputation grew, he became a remixer of choice for adventurous rock and techno acts, most notably revamping Massive Attack’s entire second album under the new title No Protection.

** Trojan Sound System (Dex n FX Set)

Formed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British sound system culture. A legendary team of selectors and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history.

For the past 8 years, Trojan Sound System have spread their message of love and unity through the power of Ska, Roots, Dub, Dancehall and UK bass music, headlining club shows, captivating festival crowds and supporting legendary Jamaican acts such as Horrace Andy, Luciano and the late great, Gregory Isaacs to name but a few.

** Ragga Twins ft. DJ Snuff

Ragga Twins are a jungle group from Hackney, England, composed of London UNITY sound system veteran MCs Deman Rockers and Flinty Badman. Crucial cogs in the development of UK dance music, they are regarded as the pioneers of the jungle movement!

Tonight they join forces with all round certified badman, DJ Snuff! On the move for 20+ years, this crate digging scratch DJ specialises in jungle, breaks, reggae, hip hop & dancehall. With his roots in DJing Bboy tournaments, pirate radio, and grassroots Rap & Hip-Hop events all over the UK, he now has had the honour to tour and perform with a list of artists that ranges from Public Enemy, Dead Prez & Snoop Dogg, to Mos Def, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Soom T!

** Subajah

Originally from Martinique, Subajah is a singer, rapper, songwriter and composer. His repertoire has drawn influence from a spectrum of musical styles, from reggae, rap to acoustic. Subajah has built a soulful and poetical sound around original melodies and compositions which priority emotion as a means of communication. His music is a reflection on our life's journey and an appeal for freedom, love and peace. Through his unique voice, Subajah uplifts us with positive vibrations.

** RU1-Fam

Hip Hop collective who dwell in the realms of live music, reality and consciousness. Internationally based, globally staged! The backbone for RU1 Fam have been connected for many years, growing up in the 90s music era, and absorbing theirselves into many genres such as hip hop, soul, reggae, funk, and especially the UK music scene from Drum & Bass, Jungle, house, garage and grime. During the late 90s early 00s, their passion for music saw them utilise UK House and grime with dirty beats and lyrics to back it up.

** Top Rankin'

Top Rankin’ bring together DJs & MCs to celebrate UK Club and Sound System culture by taking it ‘right back to its roots’. From dubplates to reloads to 16-bar verses, they will host an upstairs DJ takeover with High & Gritty, treating you to some of the finest reggae & bashment around.

** High & Gritty

These partystarters bring the bass & vibrancy of the UK underground to the decks! The latest offering from the creative minds behind the Hempolics, H&G are here to bring you the best in Jungle, Hip-Hop, Ragga, Ska, Reggae & more.


An extremely limited run of Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor tickets will be on sale online from April 28th at 12:30pm. Tickets are £20 (+ £1.49 booking fee). These tickets grant you access to BOTH the LSP/MP gig and the afterparty. The LSP/MP performance will take place downstairs on the main stage.

Entry to the afterparty can be paid on the door. Entry is £10 before 10pm, and £12 after, with the party running till 4am. Entry DOESN'T grant you access to the LSP/MP gig, taking place downstairs from 8-10pm. However you are welcome to chill upstairs in our magical cocktail lounge, enjoying a DJ takeover from Top Rankin' and High & Gritty, until both floors open at 10pm and the party kicks off!


Sending you love and cosmic kisses, Passing Clouds xxx

Celebrating ten years at the heart of roots music in London and the UK

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