As part of the opening weekend at Yaam’s new location legendary dub producer Lee “Scratch” Perry will take to the stage with The White Belly Rats at the end of May. The man is a true innovators, in the words of the Beastie Boys “Well, I’m like Lee Perry, I’m very on, rock the microphone and then I’m gone”.
Lee “Scratch” Perry | Rainy Night Dub
Lee “Scratch” Perry CD (born Rainford Hugh Perry, 20 March 1936, Kendal, Jamaica) is a seminal Jamaican reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production values. Perry was one of the pioneers in the development of dub music with his early adoption of effects and remixing to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. Perry has worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos and Max Romeo. He is a long time member of the Rastafari movement.
Lee “Scratch” Perry | Fisherman Dub
Arguably the first creatively driven, “artist-producer” in modern recorded music, Lee “Scratch” Perry occupies the highest level of music making – standing comfortably next to pioneers like George Martin, Phil Spector, and Brian Wilson. In 1973, Perry built a studio in his back yard, The Black Ark, to have more control over his productions and continued to produce notable musicians such as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Junior Byles, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.
The Upsetters | Super Ape
With his own studio at his disposal, Perry’s productions became more lavish, as the energetic producer was able to spend as much time as he wanted on the music he produced. It is important to note that virtually everything Perry recorded in The Black Ark was done using rather basic recording equipment; through sonic sleight-of-hand, Perry made it sound completely unique. Perry remained behind the mixing desk for many years, producing songs and albums that stand out as a high point in reggae history.
Lee “Scratch” Perry & The White Belly Rats LIVE
Saturday, 31 May 2014 | 21:00 CET
Yaam | An der Schillingbrücke | Berlin | 10243